|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 Checkerboard Star quilt block is a simple nine patch block comprised of simple patches -- the flying geese unit and squares.
Sometimes you just want to use a monochrome colour scheme for your design and this quilt block is a perfect choice. But, by using fabric values to include dark, medium and lights, this makes a wonderful "scrappy" quilt block too.