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.

Solomon's Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Solomon's Star quilt block is based on an old favourite of quilters -- the Sawtooth Star. By replacing the blank centre of the Sawtooth Star block with a pieced four patch, which creates a pinwheel, you get a totally different spin on the block. (Did you see what I did there?) :-) You will be using both half square triangles and quarter square triangles to create this striking block design.

The centre of the block is made as its own unit and then is added into the whole block. The full block is then constructed as an uneven nine patch.

To go with the star theme of the block, I have chosen colours that remind me of a bright star in the night sky.

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