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.

Chisholm Trail

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Chisholm Trail quilt block is comprised solely of squares and half square triangles. Once again the value of the colour chosen is what sets the interest in this quilt block. This four patch design is made up of two different arrangements of patches to make up the four quadrants.

The sample quilts shown use standard settings -- one, an on point setting with large setting triangles to give the impression of the blocks floating. The second quilt uses four blocks at a time, rotating each of them by 90 degrees, in order to take advantage of the directional nature of the block. This in turn, gives an entirely different effect.

See also: Chisholm Trail Variation