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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.
Dolly Madison Star - Variation
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Dolly Madison Star - Variation quilt block is based on the Ohio Star with an additional, small nine patch block for the centre.
This is a simple block to construct as long as precision in taken with the sewing, particularly with the small nine patch centre.
This quilt block can introduce beginner quilters to the quarter square triangle patch, which is so prevalent in many quilts.
The sample quilts shown illustrate the straight set and on-point layouts. The on-point layout also features sashing to separate the quilt blocks.