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.

Checkerboard Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Checkerboard Star quilt block is a simple nine patch block comprised of simple patches -- the flying geese unit and squares.

As illustrated by the sample quilt layouts, an entirely different look can be achieved by setting the blocks on point or a straight set with the blocks side by side.

This quilt block shown, was made in a monochromatic style, but would be lovely as a scrap quilt too or by choosing two different colour families.