|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 Centennial quilt block (also known as Centennial Star), is easy to construct to form the central star motif.
This four patch design features two different triangles to give you some practice in working with triangles. It uses a flying geese patch as its main component, with pieced quarter square triangles to form the tips of the star.
All in all, this quilt block would make a great teaching tool for those instructors in the art of quiltmaking, since it is not one of the "usual" choices in a class setting.
Side Note: There is also a municipality in Colorado, which was (perhaps) the basis of James Michener's book Centennial.
~ See also: Colorado