|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
This Friendship Star quilt block is different than the one that I am most familiar with. I liked how this block went together -- a little different than the usual construction of the individual "chunks" of a block. I liked the change up.
This quilt block is a four patch which really means that the individual small cut pieces are sewn into four separate, larger patches. Those larger patches are then sewn as quadrants of the final block.
This block would look great as a scrappy block -- as long as you made sure that there were obvious dark and light fabrics used in order to achieve the necessary contrast.
The sample quilts illustrated show a simple side by side layout of the blocks as well as a quilt with blocks set on point for a different look. It is now all up to you.
~ Friendship Star (a basic nine patch quilt block)
~ Friendship Star (an intermediate level quilt block)