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

The Housewife quilt block is a four patch design featuring half square triangles and quarter square triangles so it is a good choice for practising up those two patches. Together here in this block, these two patches create a unit which quilters often refer to a three quarter square triangle patch. This patch creates the pinwheels as the centre of the design.

The second featured quilt patch is the flying geese unit -- another favourite patch for quilters.

By making the different patches and then constructing them as quadrants, you will then create four individual larger patches -- hence the "four patch" label for this block.