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.

Depression Block

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Depression quilt block was likely created during the time known as the 'Great Depression' in the 20th century. Therefore, it seems likely that this block was made using the quilter's scrap fabric stash. So, the sample block is made in that fashion, using a variety of both lights and dark fabrics.

This is an easy four patch quilt block to make since the only patch used is the half square triangle. Once you master making those, it is simply a matter of the arrangement of the patches to create the block.

All sorts of different quilts can be designed using this one quilt block. By laying the blocks in a straight set or on point, the creativity is endless.