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 Jawhawks quilt block is a new one to me ... well at least the name. The patches used in this block are easy to create and therefore this block is a good choice for a beginner quilter.

The nine patch block uses the half square triangle patch for each corner. Flying geese patches are also featured, and if you are a steady reader of this website, you will know that flying geese are my favourite patches. (I have no idea why that is, but I just like to work with them.)

The sample quilts illustrated appear to be similar, but one quilt has the blocks set side by side with sashing strips in between and the second quilt features blocks set on point. Any way you choose to lay out the blocks in your quilt will produce a pleasing and unique end product. That is what makes quilting such a fun and creative activity -- rarely do two quilts using the same blocks look the same!