|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.
Disappearing Nine Patch
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Disappearing Nine Patch quilt block is named for a specific reason. You start with the simplest of nine patch blocks. Then, by cross-cutting the block into four sections and rotating some of those sections, you come up with a very different looking block.
This block is designed with machine piecers in mind as you cannot cross-cut pieces when you are stitching the block by hand. However, I have also designed the pattern for hand piecers and I named it Mosaic.
For this version of the block -- the machine pieced one -- the background is dark and the accent pieces are light. This is the reverse of the fabrics in the hand pieced version -- (just so you can see something different).
The two sample quilts illustrated use common settings of the blocks -- an on point version and a side by side version.