|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
Fanny's Favorite is a skill builder for working with the triangle shapes attached to a square -- as shown in each corner of the quilt block.
This is an easy nine patch block to create, as most pieces are large but the overall effect can be quite dramatic in a finished quilt.
The sample quilts illustrated show how different your quilt can be by simply deciding on a straight set for the blocks or putting them on point. It's time to let your imagination loose now.
See also Fanny's Favorite - a Variation for a more challenging version of this quilt block.