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.

Ohio Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Ohio Star quilt block design is probably one of the oldest and most commonly used. It is a great block to use to teach beginner quilters as it introduces them to the quarter square triangle patch which is common in dozens of quilts. By altering the placement of colour in the block, so many interesting variations can be made.

The sample quilt layouts show how different this quilt block looks when it is set on point (with a light background) or with each block side by side. Sashing has been set between the blocks to further separate them and add more colour to the quilt.

Similar Quilt Blocks
~ Evening Star
~ Four Corners
~ Lily Star
~ Morning Star
~ Twilight Star
~ Union Square