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.

Nested Triangles

Free Quilt Block Pattern


The Nested Triangles quilt block makes good use of the half square triangle patch, because that is the only unit used in the entire block.

This quilt block gives you the opportunity to make smaller blocks (although measurements have been given for a 12" block as well) and by simply rotating the blocks in various locations, you can achieve a totally different look, as secondary patterns tend to emerge.

The sample quilts illustrated demonstrate how, by using four blocks, with rotations, you create a larger sized quilt block. Use your imagination and test out different layouts to decide on your final quilt.