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.

Greek Cross

Sample Quilt Layouts


The Greek Cross quilt block is a simple nine patch design -- a perfect choice for a beginner quilter. It features only basic patches -- squares, rectangles and half square triangles.

The quilt layout shown on the left uses a standard side by side setting of the blocks while the quilt layout on the right uses an on point design, utilizing extra blank areas for pops of colour and a spot to show off your quilting skills.

See also ~ Greek Cross - Seven Patch