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.

Chevron Stripes

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Who doesn't like an optical illusion? If this is something you like, then this block is a great choice. It is a simple block to construct and is made entirely of half square triangles. I have designed the block as a four patch, but you can easily sew it together row by row as well.

By rotating or flipping the block you can create any number of interesting patterns for your quilt. The sample quilts illustrated show two very different versions using only the one block, multiple times. Why not try your hand at creating an interesting layout of your own?