|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.
The Fox and Geese quilt block is a wonderful choice for a beginner quilter. This four patch block uses only the most basic of patches in quilting -- squares and half square triangles.
Both of the quilt layouts shown below take advantage of the directional nature of the block and use groups of four blocks, with rotations of 90 degrees to form a secondary pattern. The quilt layout on the right sets these groupings of four blocks on point and includes additional blank blocks for extra pops of colour and a place to showcase your quilting designs.