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.

Key Lime Pie

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Key Lime Pie quilt block is an easy block to sew, featuring several common patches. This nine patch design is comprised of squares, half square triangles and some quarter square triangles. I used colours that (to me) represented the key lime in a beige "pieshell".

The half square triangles and the quarter square triangle pieces fit together to create what quilters often refer to as a three quarter square triangle patch, as it uses three triangles to fill up the square. All in all, these pieces form a double pinwheel as the central motif. "Checkerboard" units in the corners complete the block.