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.

Crosses and Losses

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Crosses and Losses could be a quilt block that is designed as a "lesson in using half square triangles".

This four patch block utilizes the half square triangle pieces in the usual manner to make a single square patch, but it also uses the individual cut pieces as part of a different, larger unit. All in all, this easy block goes together quickly. I have included the cutting instructions for four different block sizes, so there is no end to the designs you can create using this lovely block.