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.

Clay's Choice

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Clay's Choice is a simple, but effective quilt block. It is comprised of only half square triangles and squares. Being a four patch quilt block, it is made up of several patches to make four quadrants. These quadrants are then sewn together to make the completed block. Many variations can be made of this quilt block by simply changing up the placement of the colour patches and their values.

The two sample quilts shown are quilt different, but use all the same components. The quilt blocks are separated by sashing in both cases, but the difference lies in whether the blocks are laid out side by side, or on point.

A Different Clay's Choice