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.

Hovering Hawks

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Hovering Hawks quilt block is the perfect choice to use up all of those scraps you have collected. (The block looks nice as a two colour quilt as well, as long as there is lots of contrast between the dark and light fabrics.) Half square triangles in two sizes make up almost the whole block -- there are also a few squares thrown in.

Whether you choose a side by side quilt layout or an on point setting of the blocks, interesting secondary patterns emerge depending on block placement and which blocks get rotated by 90 degrees. Directional quilt blocks offer all sorts of striking quilt layouts. Will you choose one of these shown below?