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.

Magic Pinwheel

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Magic Pinwheel quilt block is a nine patch design featuring only squares and half square triangles.

Colour placement in this easy block can make a totally different look. I chose to introduce more colours into my sample block than the original design, and therefore the pinwheels (as the block name would suggest), don't really show up. You can decide on your chosen look by switching the darker colours to form pinwheel shapes if you wish. Also note the obvious directional nature of the block for all sorts of design possibilities, using simple 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks.