|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 Sickle quilt block is a simple four patch design featuring only squares and half square triangles.
This easy quilt block is a perfect choice for a beginner quilter. What you may not notice about this block at first glance, is its directional nature, which allows for all sorts of interesting block layouts for your resultant quilt, simply by rotating the block or grouping of blocks by 90 degrees. Subtle secondary designs will result when this happens.
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