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.

Four Corners

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Four Corners quilt block is similar to the Ohio Star block, but the corners make the difference with just the subtle additon of an extra square. The quilt block gives you lots of practice in sewing quarter square triangle patches.

The quilt layout shown below on the left uses a side by side setting of the blocks with some sashing strips for additional colour. The quilt layout on the right uses an on point setting with additional pops of colour in the blank blocks and setting triangles.

Side note - Using the same fabric for the sashing as is used for the background gives the illusion that the quilt blocks are "floating".

Similar Quilt Blocks
~ Evening Star
~ Lily Star
~ Morning Star
~ Ohio Star
~ Twilight Star
~ Union Square