|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
I went with a dark background fabric for the Nighttime Sky quilt block just to go along with the name. Also, I figured stars were different shades of yellow or gold, hence those colour choices.
This four patch quilt block would be a good choice to introduce a new quilter to the flying geese patch as it is a common choice in patchwork. Actually, I took a liberty with the construction of this block and figured less seams is always a better choice and so, I used the flying geese patches rather than having an additional seam in that patch from using half square triangles, as was the original design of the block.
The sample quilts illustrated are both set with blocks on point, but by adding or subtracting blocks and replacing with plain blocks, you can achieve two very different quilts.