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.

Princess Charlotte

Free Quilt Block Pattern

I don't know if this is a quilt block that has been around for a while or it was created for the newest royal baby -- Princess Charlotte. I know I had never seen it before.

I like this nine patch block for its possibilities when you arrange it in your quilt, and also because it is an easy quilt block to sew. It contains easy shapes to work with and the two most common patches used in quilts -- the half square triangle and one of my favourites, the flying geese unit.

The sample quilts illustrated are quite different in how they present themselves, and I was quite happy with the result.