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.

Butterfly Parade

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Butterfly Parade quilt block is a simple nine patch design and can be an introduction to the quarter square triangle unit -- one of the most commonly used quilt patches.

This particular block lends itself easily to using up some of your fabric stash, as it works well as a scrappy quilt block.

The construction is easy, once you concentrate on your piecing skills to get those quarter square triangles the perfect size. You can also come up with all sorts of interesting quilts, by rotating the block in different areas of the quilt. So, experiment away!