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 Winds

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Four Winds quilt block is a study in half square triangles. This block will test your sewing skills. Just note, that there is nothing difficult at all in the making of this block -- it just takes patience to construct all the patches. You will need to be very aware to sew an accurate quarter inch seam allowance due to the large number of cut pieces. Other than that, there is no difficulty here as the patches are most likely the first ones you learned to construct.

I chose to make this nine patch block with different coloured "flowers" but you could easily simplify this choice and make all of your flowers the same fabric. (I'm just a person who likes lots of colour.)

The two sample quilts illustrated show two very different quilts -- one with blocks set side by side and the other with blocks on point and additional blank blocks (to showcase your quilting skills). Enjoy!