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 Square

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Garden Square quilt block might look familiar to you. It is similar to one of the most popular patterns on this website -- but goes a little bit further. Can you spot the difference between Garden Square and Folded Corners?

Once again, I went with a monochrome colour scheme for the simple reason that I wanted to keep the optical illusion of the corners folding down (hence the name of the other block), but this new nine patch block has the added feature of a square in a square patch for its centre. And ... as an added bonus, I created the block and two quilts in a different colour scheme as well -- to go more with the "theme" of this block name.

Check out other "optical illusion" blocks:
~ Folded Corners
~ Formal Frame
~ Interlocking Chain
~ Plaited Block
~ Ribbon Star
~ Twisted Ribbon