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.

Ornate Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Ornate Star quilt block might look familiar to you as it is similar to Ohio Star and other star blocks that contain quarter square triangles as part of their focus. But -- the Ornate Star block takes things a little further -- by adding features in the four corners of this nine patch block -- the square in a square patch. In my view, this is a much underused patch and is really fun to make. Bonus -- it adds some extra interest to your block.

The illustrated quilts feature both samples using an on point setting, but look very different. The sashing strips on one quilt add a little pizzazz while the other quilt gives you ample room in the blank blocks to showcase your quilting skills.

Similiar Blocks:
~ Evening Star
~ Lily Star
~ Ohio Star
~ Swamp Patch