|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Down Home quilt block is a nine patch design featuring lots of half square triangles and a few flying geese patches.
The colour placement is key in making this block stand out. I took the opportunity to use an "autumn" palette of colours -- lots of oranges and greys. These colours are not usually in my comfort zone, but I was delighted by the end result.
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