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.

Cedars of Lebanon - a Variation

Free Quilt Block Pattern

This Cedars of Lebanon - Variation quilt block is is a slight adaptation of the original design of the block. I have replaced the centre patch, which was originally a square, with a square in a square patch -- just to add a light extra something to the block. (Please feel free to substitute a single square in the centre if you choose.)

This nine patch block also "stretches your wings" as a quiltmaker if you are a beginner, by the construction of the patches in each of the four corners. (I'm sure there is a name for this arrangement of cut pieces, but it escapes me right now.) All in all, this quilt block is an interesting addition to my ever-growing collection of biblical quilt blocks.

The two sample quilts illustrated show a side by side setting of the blocks as well as an on point design layout. Note that the quilt on the left takes advantage of the directional nature of the block. By simple 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks in the quilt, a secondary pattern emerges.