|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 Silver Lane quilt block is a fun nine patch to make.
Half square triangles and flying geese patches are the pieced units in the block and then there are a few squares and rectangles to finish up.
The pinwheel motif in the centre is complimented by the flying geese patches on the outer edge, which creates a subtle, secondary pattern in the quilt, as a nice surprise.