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

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Nested Triangles quilt block features half square triangles in two different sizes.

The quilt layout shown on the left takes advantage of the directional nature of the block to create a secondary design of star (at least to my eyes).

The quilt layout illustrated on the right also rotates many of the blocks to create a totally different geometric design.