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 Square Variation

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Four Square Variation quilt block is a simple four patch design featuring half square triangles. This block is an ideal choice for a beginner quilter as you will get lots of practice in sewing those pieced patches in addition to using squares and rectangles.

The added interest in this block is in its directional nature. By rotating some single blocks, or groups of blocks by 90 degrees, surprising new secondary patterns can appear.