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.

Corn and Beans

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Corn and Beans quilt block has been around for many years. It is a four patch pattern, that is usually made using two opposite colour groupings in the four quadrants of the block.

The quilt block is made entirely of triangles, using different sized half square triangle units. It is an easy block, but care must be taken in order to achieve the desired precision.

The two sample quilt layouts show what a varied end result you can achieve by placing the quilt blocks in an entirely different manner. Let the experimentation begin!