|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 Susannah quilt block is technically a four patch design, but I took a few liberties with the block -- to make it easier to sew.
This block is now constructed as an uneven nine patch because I did away with the centre as it was designed -- as four individual half square triangle patches sewn together. By using the square in a square patch instead, there are fewer seams and therefore, less bulk. Also, I made it even easier by sewing this centre patch using the "sew and flip" method of corner triangles.
This quilt block is easy and effective and makes for some striking quilts as a result.