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.

Churn Dash

Sample Quilt Layouts


The Churn Dash quilt block goes by many names, but I believe this is the most common name for this easy nine patch block. By using a dark background fabric (as is shown here) the resultant quilts give a cosy feel, and are especially nice to create for the man in your life.

The sample quilts illustrated are shown with a side by side block setting and an on point setting, and both use sashing strips to separate the blocks. I deviated from the usual colour selection of fabrics, as I chose to make the background fabric a dark value, rather than the traditional light fabric. What can you come up with?

Related:
Churn Dash - Variation
Monkey Wrench - Variation