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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
The London Eye quilt block is a wonderful choice for those learning new patchwork techniques. It is a simple nine patch block featuring the most commonly used patch (after the square), called the half square triangle. But that is not all. Secondly, you get to use your new skills to construct what quilters call a three quarter square triangle patch, since there are three triangles to fill the square. This type of patch uses a half square triangle piece as well as two quarter square triangles, (so named as frequently, there are four of these pieces to make a patch).
The two sample quilts illustrated both use an on point setting, which is a favourite of quilters. This is also a useful method of adding extra, blank squares to the quilt top to make it larger. However, your imagination may come up with many other options. Enjoy!