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

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Golden Stairs nine patch quilt block might look familiar. It is quite similar to the Jacob's Ladder block. Often a slight variation in a some of the placement of patches creates a whole new block, as is the case here.

This block also opens up lots of design possibilites in your quilt layout, due to the directional nature of the block. You can see that evidenced below in the quilt layout shown on the right. By rotating some of the blocks by 90 degrees, secondary patterns emerge. What quilt design layout can you create?

Similar Quilt Blocks
~ Jacob's Ladder
~ Rocky Road