|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
The Paradox quilt block is a nine patch design which would be a nice change of pace for quilting teachers to use. It features lots of half square triangles and some quarter square triangles. These two patches are used together to form what quilters refer to as three quarter square triangles since three triangles are used together to form the unit.
Look for the double pinwheels (or stars) that form when you piece it all together.