|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 Lightning quilt block evokes an image of just what you think it would -- a look of a lightning flash. But, depending on whether you set the blocks on point or side by side, you can achieve an entirely different look. Don't forget also to try flipping the blocks, as I did in the sample straight setting, so that a secondary pattern appears.
This quilt block is made entirely of half square triangles so it falls into the easy category as well as the intermediate category, due to the number of pieces needed to create the block.
~ See also:
~ Lightning in the Hills
~ Thunder and Lightning
Similar quilt blocks:
~ Chevron Stripes
~ Woven Chevron