BLOCKS by SIZE 6" Quilt Blocks

Many quiltmakers like to make six inch quilt blocks in order to use a greater variety of blocks in a sampler style quilt. Another reason might be to test out the look of a block in a smaller size in order to save on the fabrics (just in case the block looks very different than in your imagination).

Whatever your reason for creating six inch blocks, the pieces are all just smaller versions of larger sized quilt blocks -- such as the most popular size, the 12" quilt block. This is what makes quiltmaking so exciting -- you are the designer and get to choose all the components.

Buttercup

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Buttercup quilt block is one of many different flower blocks. This is a great block for beginners because it contains only squares and half square triangles. For those of you who want to make it more challenging, then I would suggest you make this quilt block as a 6 inch version.

The sample quilt layouts illustrated demonstrate that by simply rotating several of the quilt blocks you can produce a totally different look. One of the quilts shown sets the blocks side-by-side while the other lays the quilt blocks out on point.