|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
Don't be fooled by the simplicity of the Greek Cross quilt block. As illustrated in the sample quilts shown, you can create lots of interest with a simple quilt block.
The Greek Cross block is a wonderful block to choose if you are new to quilting. Only three shapes are used in this block -- the square, rectangle and the half square triangle. These days it is rare to find a quilt block that does not contain the half square triangle unit. It is probably the most commonly used quilt patch (after the square of course).
I have offered the instructions for this nine patch quilt block in three different sizes. So, choose the size you want and the cutting board awaits!
See also ~ Greek Cross - Seven Patch