|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Candy Basket quilt block is similar to many of the Basket type of blocks, in that it is generally shown on point and so it also allows for interesting quilts, simply by rotating any number of the blocks.
This quilt block is a wonderful choice for a beginner quilter because it uses simple shapes and not a whole lot of patches. The only "complicated" patch used is the half square triangle unit, which is the most commonly used patch after the square, in making a quilt.
The sample quilts illustrated show a number of quilt blocks rotated to achieve a secondary pattern. (Can you see the stars emerging?) This quilt would also look great if you used a variety of different coloured fabric for the "candies" in the baskets.