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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
The Dancing Bear quilt block uses only half square triangles and a few quarter square triangle pieces that are disguised in the quilt block as three quarter square triangle patches. The three quarter square triangle patch is so named as there are only three triangles that make up the final square. However, there are two different sizes of triangles to make up the patch.
This four patch quilt block can look very different depending on where you place the dominant colours in the block. Playing around with the colour value will make the difference in the focus of the patches.