|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 Sharon's Delight quilt block fits into several categories of block, with regard to construction. I have chosen to demonstrate this as a four patch but it could also be constructed as a nine patch if you choose to do so, or even in six individual rows.
This quilt block has easy components -- only squares and half square triangles -- but care must be taken to ensure an accurate quarter inch seam allowance in order for the patches to be constructed precisely. Don't let that information make you shy away from making this wonderful block -- either as a colour coordinated pattern, or as a "scrappy" version as I have shown here.