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.

Dancing Bear

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Dancing Bear four patch quilt block is a simple block to construct and uses a patch that quilters often refer to as the three quarter square triangle patch. See if you can locate this patch.

Colour plays an important part in this quilt block as well as your choices when you are getting ready to decide on the quilt layout that is right for you. Both of the sample quilt layouts shown below use sashing strips to separate the blocks. Further colour is utilized in the quilt on the right, in the manner of extra blank blocks for that additional spark, and as a spot to showcase your quilting skills.