|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 Turning Stars quilt block is a four patch block that, to me, is misnamed. I think it looks more like a pinwheel than a star, but then that is just me.
It is kind of a neat block as each of the four quadrants are constructed as two halves of a large square, once you put all the small components together. The resultant pinwheel shape in the completed block is a bit of a surprise.
This is nothing difficult about this quilt block's construction and it does introduce you to using quarter square triangles in one half of each of the four units that make up the quilt block.
The sample quilts illustrated show a straight setting, with blocks side by side, as well as an on point setting where the blocks are constructed on the diagonal and, in this case, also separated by sashing strips.