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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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Hovering Hawks quilt block is a fun block to select in order to use up your scraps. Of course, you can also choose to colour coordinate the pieces, but this is a great opportunity to explore making a "scrappy" quilt with lots of variety in the pieces. The block is made of half square triangles and squares.
By using four individual blocks and rotating each block of the four at a different angle, a new and different quilt block is produced. Both of the sample quilts shown, use this method of four blocks sewn together as a single quilt block, producing very different results.