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.

Connector Chain

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Connector Chain block is probably known by a different name as well, but that is the only name I found, so I'm going with it.

This quilt block is a combination of a four patch (the "checkerboard" units in the centre and the corners) and constructed as a simple nine patch block. It is an easy block to make since the only shape used is the square.

Blocks like this one are often used as connector blocks because of the diagonal chains that result from the placement of the four patch units.

In the sample quilts illustrated, I have used 90 degree rotations to come up with different layouts using only this one block.