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.

Millstone

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Millstone quilt block was new to me. I quite enjoyed seeing the possibilities with colour. This block is comprised of lots of different elements -- squares, half square triangle pieces, quarter square triangles and flying geese.

For the reason that there are so many bias edges, I have added this quilt block to the intermediate category, although there is really nothing difficult to making the block. By taking care with your piecing and those pesky bias edges, this block will be a very welcome addition to any quilt.

Just as colour plays an important part in the making of the quilt block, it is also the case when choosing the final components to finish off the quilt. This is evident when you look at the sample quilts displayed here.