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.

Danny Boy

Free Quilt Block Pattern

We all love the song ... well at least I do, and did you know that there is a quilt block called Danny Boy too? Naturally, I chose to make my version is a variety of greens to keep with the Irish theme? (I wonder if they ever get tired of having green associated with "Irish"?)

The nine patch block is simple enough to make, using squares and half square triangles, but then you get the added interest in the centre with a square in the square patch.

I played around quite a bit with quilt settings for this block and found that I liked an on point layout best. The two sample quilts illustrated using this type of setting look entirely different though. What can you come up with?

More "Irish" Quilt Blocks
~ Connemara
~ Irish Puzzle
~ Lucky Clover