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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 Thrifty Block is a great starting block for beginner quilters. It is made entirely of squares but the directional arrangement of those squares is what creates the interesting designs when several quilt blocks are joined together. This nine patch block introduces you to four patches (the little "checkerboard" units) which are so commonly used in many quilts.
This quilt block can be colour coordinated using limited colours or, as in the examples shown, it is a great way to use up your scraps. Thrifty Block is often used as an alternate block in a quilt layout to create a secondary design.