|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 Springtime quilt block is a nine patch block using four shapes or patches-- the square, rectangle, half square triangle, and (my favourite) the flying geese patch. So, all in all, this quilt block is a wonderful choice for honing your skills.
With a name like Springtime I had to go with fresh and uplifting colours -- just what is needed at this time of year (I am writing this in the final days of winter).
The sample quilts illustrated give you ideas for laying out your quilt blocks. One quilt features a straight set of the blocks, with sashing, while the other sample uses an on point setting with additional squares to showcase your quilting skills.