|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 Inverted Star quilt block uses the "negative" space in the centre of the block to form the star -- thus the word "inverted" in the block name.
This nine patch quilt block is the ideal choice to sew to use up all of those scraps of fabric left over from other projects. However, you could easily decide to use a single contrasting fabric in place of the scraps used for this block. This would give a controlled look to your quilt block.
The design is made up using lots of half square triangle patches, and a few squares thrown in. I purposely chose a dark blue fabric for the background to simulate a night sky where these stars will sparkle.
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