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.

Glad Tidings

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Glad Tidings quilt block is a different choice for those quilting teachers out there. It is sometimes nice to deviate from the "usual" blocks used in a class of new quiltmakers.

This nine patch design features the square in a square patch as well as the ever popular flying geese unit. The colour placement of some of the fabrics reveals a subdued star in the centre of the design. (Perhaps that is where the block name Glad Tidings comes from -- as a note to the biblical reference? -- Just a thought.)

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