|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Mother's Favorite quilt block might be one to choose if you are an experienced quilter. This is simply because there are a lot of pieces in this nine patch block -- not that the patches are difficult, but until you have mastered an accurate quarter inch seam allowance, you might rather choose a simpler block.
If you are up for this challenge, you are probably already familiar with the two featured patches -- the half square triangle unit and the flying geese patch. These two patches are the first pieced patches that you learn to make, when you begin your quiltmaking journey.
This block is a scrappy version, using two different colourways. However, you could use only three fabrics or make it a totally scrappy block, with all sorts of fabrics. Just be sure there is lots of contrast in the individual patches.
The sample quilts illustrated show you different ways you can choose to lay out the block in your own quilt -- or you can easily create your own method. Enjoy!
More blocks to celebrate mothers:
~ Mother's Choice
~ Mother's Own