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.

Homespun

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Homespun quilt block is comprised of three common patches -- the flying geese patch, half square triangles and the square.

You might notice that the Homespun block looks familiar. It has similarities to other blocks -- the Cups and Saucers block and the Hands of Friendship block, but on closer inspection you will see the subtle differences.

Other than the quilt layouts illustrated here, you might also look to the other two patterns mentioned above for inspiration for other setting designs of your quilt.