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.

Sawtooth Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Sawtooth Star quilt block has been around for a very long time. You will find it featured in hundreds of quilts. The block itself is often featured as the centre of another quilt block, such as the Sawtooth Ladder.

This quilt block is designed using only squares and flying geese units. It is a great block for beginners and experienced quilters alike.

Although this is a simple quilt block to make, you can do many things with this block in terms of creating a unique quilt. As shown in the sample quilt layouts, by introducing new fabrics and either adding sashing and setting the quilt blocks side by side, or setting the blocks on point, there is no end to the different looks you can create.

See also ~ Ribbon Squares