|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.
Steps to the Altar
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Steps to the Altar quilt block is a perfect choice if you are creating a quilt for an upcoming wedding. Although the block is designed to look like a bridal bouquet, the obvious directional nature of the block opens up all sorts of interesting design possibilities.
This nine patch block uses only squares and half square triangles -- the most basic of quilt patches. However, since there is an abundance of small square shapes to create the flowers in the bouquet, care must be taken to sew a precise quarter inch seam allowance. That's it -- the extent of the difficulty in this block.
Wedding Season Quilt Blocks:
~ Wedding Ring
~ English Wedding Ring
~ Black Tie Event
~ More Directional Quilt Blocks