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.

Golden Stairs

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Golden Stairs quilt block might look a bit familiar as it is very similar to the Jacob's Ladder block. The difference is that Golden Stairs has additional "checkerboard" patches in two of the corners.

This quilt block is an easy block to sew as it contains only two simple shapes -- the square and the half square triangle unit (probably the most commonly used quilt patch). This nine patch block is a wonderful choice as a starter block for a beginner quilter.

The sample quilts illustrated show a setting with the blocks "on point" as well as straight set blocks. The latter setting shown rotates each alternate block to produce the final design. By playing around with quilt block rotations, you can create all sorts of interesting designs for your quilt.