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.

Cups and Saucers

Sample Quilt Layouts


The Cups and Saucers quilt block is a simple nine patch design, but is a lesson in three different patches -- the half square triangle, flying geese unit and the square in a square patch.

The two sample quilt layouts shown below feature the most commonly used quilt block settings to produce very different quilts. Depending on the look you are going for, or the extra punch of colour you might wish to add, these illustrations may help you decide if these quilt layouts are for you or will you come up with a design of your own?

Similar quilt blocks
~ Homespun
~ Hands of Friendship