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.

Moonlight Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Moonlight Star quilt block is a nine patch design featuring two pieced patches -- half square triangles and an often underused patch (at least in my opinion) called the square in a square.

This sample block below is created with the night sky in mind, and therefore I used a dark navy for the background colour. The star in the block is designed using three different shades of yellow/orange to indicate the burning star and its rays.

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