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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.
Hands of Friendship
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Hands of Friendship quilt block shown was created using a monochrome colour palette. However, this would be a wonderful selection to use in a scrappy quilt as well. Once again, your imagination is the only limiting factor.
This nine patch quilt block is comprised of only two different patches, in addition to the simple square -- the half square triangle and flying geese units.
Note how varied your quilt can look by the different setting you can choose, as illustrated in the sample quilt layouts shown.
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