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

Sample Quilt Layouts


The Connector Chain quilt block is one of many in this style. "Checkerboard" units draw the eye across the block, and then the whole quilt. This type of block is often used as an alternate block with another choice and this will generate a secondary pattern. All in all it is a simple nine patch block to create.

For the two sample quilt layouts illustrated, I have chosen to feature only this one block, but as you can see, two very different quilts emerge. I have used 90 degree rotations to come up with different layouts using only this one block.

Choose to use sashing strips to separate the blocks and add additional colour, or simply place the blocks side by side for a totally different outcome.