|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
This Crossroads America quilt block is a nine patch design featuring half square triangles and a patch that is underused (in my opinion) and I am fast become its fan -- the square in a square unit.
I believe the "crossroads" are the patches forming an "X" with different routes going in the opposite directions. (If you look closely, you will notice that the corner units differ slightly from each other, thereby creating the variation.)
More Crossroads quilt blocks
~ Crossed Roads to Oklahoma
~ Crossed Roads to Oklahoma - Variation