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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 Indian Plume quilt block makes good use of the very common half square triangle. In fact, other than a few squares thrown in, this block is comprised of only half square triangles.
Although there are no difficult individual patches to make in this quilt block, I have assigned it as an intermediate level of difficulty due to the large number of pieces that make up the finished quilt block. But, don't let that stop you. If you just take care with the precision of your seam allowance you will have no difficulty making this block.
The two sample quilts illustrated show just how very different you can make your quilt. When the quilt blocks are set side-by-side, with a rotation of the block, this results in a secondary pattern emerging. By setting the blocks on point you have an additional opportunity to play around with the colour of the background. There is no end to your chances to be creative.