|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
This quilt block -- Quatrefoil -- is one I had never heard of before. I like to discover new blocks to bring to your quilting experience. How nice that this is an easy block to construct, especially when you don't have to use a single triangle to make it!
I have chosen to make this nine patch pattern using the "sew and flip" method for the corners of one of the patches. There is a little bit of waste in fabric, but the ease of construction makes it worth it. So, you will find an extra page in the pattern with directions on how to create this specific patch.
Once in a while I like to deviate from a lighter background fabric and use a dark one instead. (Men seem to like these types of quilts.) The sample quilts illustrated show you two different settings for your quilt. Enjoy!
~ Royal Star