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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 Indiana Star quilt block is a simple nine patch with utilizing half square triangles of two different sizes.
At first glance this block does not look overly interesting. I chose to use two focus fabrics, rather than the usual choice of one dominant fabric and the other being the background fabric. As a result, when blocks are placed side by side in your quilt, a secondary, directional pattern emerges.
The second quilt layout, being blocks on point, gives an entirely different look, especially when sashing is used to separate the quilt blocks.
So, once again, your heirloom is only as limited as your imagination.
Related: Indiana Puzzle