|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Free Trade quilt block is an easy nine patch block comprised of three simple components -- the square, half square triangle and flying geese units. Imagine the possibilities when you play around with your colour choices.
For the sample quilts shown on the next page, I feel this block should be called "Luck of the Irish" or something similar. However, that is simply because the quilts are all in various shades of green. By simply changing up your colours you will have a totally different looking quilt. Just be sure to have the same contrast between the light, dark and medium fabrics.