|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 Entwined Star quilt block is a standard nine patch featuring half square triangles and quarter square triangles. The centre patch is made with a square in a square unit. All of these are common patches.
Just to mix it up a little, I have given instructions for the "sew and flip" method of making the small corner triangles in the majority of the patches. These are created with small squares which are sewn down and then flipped back to form the triangle in the corner -- hence the technique name.
The two sample quilts illustrated are both designed using on point settings -- but give two totally different results.
As a side note ~ You might also be interested in a similar looking block called Frolic. It is created using only half square triangles. (I also noticed (after the fact), that I used similar fabrics for the Frolic block.)