|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.
Star on Star
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Star on Star quilt block is a wonderful (and easy) block to introduce the three-quarter square triangle patch. There are three triangles that make up the square in this quilt patch, but the name is a little misleading (at least to me) in that it seems to suggest that these triangles are all actually quarter square triangles, when in fact it is comprised of only 2 quarter square triangles as well as a half square triangle.
Now all that being said, this really is a simple block to construct, even though it sounds complicated from my description. This block would be a great teaching tool for a beginner class.
The sample quilts illustrated give you some ideas on how to set the finished quilt blocks, but I am sure you can come up with several interesting layouts of your own.