|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 Napa Valley quilt block is a nine patch design featuring the two most frequently used pieced patches -- the flying geese unit and the half square triangle. Lastly, the centre patch is one that is underused -- at least in my opinion -- and that is the square in a square.
All in all, these common patches go together nicely to form a double star shape. Also note, that I used colours that remind me of drinking wine while enjoying a sunset in the Napa Valley, just because of the name of the block. [pats self on the back]
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