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.

Hidden Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Hidden Star quilt block is a nine patch design which would be a welcome change in the list of "usual" blocks when teaching new quilters.

This block uses two pieced patches to make the design -- the half square triangle unit in each of the four corners, and the square in a square, which ultimately reveals the "hidden star" in the block.