|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 Squash Blossom quilt block is a representation of the edible flowers of Cucurbita species that produces zucchini and different types of squash. I took a liberty with my colour choices though, as generally the real flower is yellow.
My version of this nine patch block gives the look of a southwestern style of art due to the arrangement of shapes (at least it does to me). The block is simple to sew and features common patches -- the half square triangle and flying geese units. The centre is comprised of s single quarter square triangle patch to emphasize an accent colour for the block.
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