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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
Well of course I had to make the Lilac Lane quilt block in shades of lilac. That is just how predictable I am.
This quilt block uses the half square triangle pieces, but this time, it is not to make squares. You add them to existing squares to make a large triangle. This triangle is then sewn to another triangle to make one of the patches. Using four of these identical units in your four patch block is then what gives the appearance of a pinwheel.
The quilt samples illustrated give you some ideas of using your blocks in a straight set, or an on point layout, but there are many more variations you can come up with, I am sure.
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