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.

Garden Path

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Garden Path quilt block is an interesting geometric pattern that contains only simple shapes -- the square and half square triangle patches. However, this could be considered to be an intermediate level pattern due to the large number of pieces required to complete the quilt block.

Nothing is difficult about this block other than the need for real precision in your seam allowance so that the pieces fit together. Don't hesitate to try making this block -- just take care with your piecing.

By varying the quilt block setting, and perhaps the number of blocks for your quilt, you can see how this one simple block can create very different quilts.