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.

Dutchman's Puzzle

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The quilt layouts shown below both use standard settings of the blocks in order to keep the viewer interested in all of the scrappy loveliness of the resultant quilts.

The quilt layout featured on the left sets the blocks side by side and separates them with sashing strips, complete with an extra little spark of colour in the sashing "cornerstones".

The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses a diagonal (or on point) setting of the blocks and also uses plain sashing strips for separation.

The small borders in each sample quilt continue the "scrappy" effect by utilizing different colours on each of the four sides.