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 Crowns

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Four Crowns is a simple four patch with one of my favourite "features" -- that being, it is designed in a directional format. I like these types of blocks because you can create numerous arrangements by using 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks. I generally group four blocks together in a "chunk". You can create all sorts of interesting outcomes because secondary designs start to emerge.

The block is created entirely of half square triangles, in two different sizes.

If you look closely at the sample quilts you will see that I have used this format of rotating many blocks, in both of the quilts but in different ways. There is no limit to what you can do!