|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.
Flock of Birds
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Flock of Birds quilt block is another example of using simple shapes and rotations to create a new look. This quilt block contains only squares and half square triangles so on the surface, it is an easy block. However, I have added it to the category of intermediate difficulty because care must be taken to achieve an accurate quarter inch seam allowance in order for the patches to match up where needed.
The two sample quilts illustrated show just how different your quilt can be from someone else's. By rotating the individual blocks, whether you set them in a straight, side-by-side setting or on point, the looks you can achieve are endless.