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

Sample Quilt Layouts


The two sample quilts shown below for the Checkerboard Star quilt block are both done as monochrome quilts. However, this block lends itself nicely to a scrappy style as well.

The quilt layouts below use common settings of the blocks -- blocks set on point or side by side. Either choice makes a lovely layout for your quilt blocks. The quilt on the left, the on point setting of the blocks, also gives the opportunity for extra colour to be added, in the form of blank blocks and setting triangles -- to showcase your quilting skills!