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 Flowers

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Since the block is called Four Flowers I decided to choose a variety of colours for the "flowers" and the remaining fabric (other than the background) to be the stems and leaves. This made for an easy selection of green for those pieces.

The block could be used as a study in flying geese as those are the only patches used, other than squares. This block is an easy block to construct and gives you lots of practice sewing those flying geese -- a frequent patch in quilt blocks and a favourite of mine.

This quilt block is sewn as a two step process. I contains an uneven nine patch block as its centre and then the additional patches are added on the outer edges of that block, in the same manner of an uneven nine patch.

The two sample quilts illustrated are created using two standard layouts -- a side by side placement of the blocks and a setting on point with additional colour in the blank blocks, which is a place to showcase your quilting design.

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