|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 Four Corners quilt block resembles the Ohio Star, but has additional interest in both the centre of the block and the four corners.
This block is a wonderful choice to enhance your piecing skills as there are many quarter square triangle patches used in the block. The cutting instructions I have given will leave you with a few extra quarter square triangles to use for other blocks. It is a better choice to cut these pieces in this manner, rather than as half square triangles for those patches, in order to make the best use of the grain of the fabric and prevent distortion of the pieces.
The sample quilts illustrated give you ideas of how you may introduce sashing between the blocks to add extra interest or to give the illusion of "floating" blocks, by using the same fabric as the background for the sashing.
Similar Quilt Blocks
~ Evening Star
~ Lily Star
~ Morning Star
~ Ohio Star
~ Twilight Star
~ Union Square