|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.
Fox and Geese
Free Quilt Block Pattern
I thought this quilt block, Fox and Geese was looking familiar. Perhaps I am missing something, but it looks just the same as Old Maid's Puzzle to me. I guess it is one of those quilt blocks that goes by many names.
This block is a simple four patch comprised of only squares and half square triangles, so this is a good choice for a beginner quilter.
Both of the sample quilts illustrated are created using four blocks together, and using 90 degree rotations of each of those four blocks to make one large quilt block. This produces a secondary pattern and two unique quilts.