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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 Royal Star quilt block might look vaguely familiar. It is quite similar to the Weathervane block, but with additional flying geese patches replacing the rectangles. Personally, I don't see a "star" as the name would indicate, but it is a pretty block. An added bonus is that now you have two more suggested layouts for whichever block you choose to make.
Half square triangles also make an appearance in this nine patch block. These two pieced patches mentioned are the most commonly used units (other than the square) in quiltmaking.
The two sample quilts illustrated both use an on point setting of the blocks. But, as you can see, you can achieve entirely different looks in your personal quilt.
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