|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 Twilight Star quilt block is based on the Ohio Star block with more patches added in the corners. The block features half square triangles and quarter square triangles -- both extremely common patches in quiltmaking. There is nothing difficult in the making of this quilt block other than it has lots of pieces, therefore, more seams and so you must pay close attention to sewing an accurate seam allowance.
This nine patch quilt block is wonderful when you choose to make it a scrappy version. Just make sure to have lots of contrast in your chosen pieces.
Here are two sample quilt layouts, both with the blocks set on point, but by simply changing up the background colour here and there, you get two very different quilts.
Similar Quilt Blocks
~ Evening Star
~ Four Corners
~ Lily Star
~ Morning Star
~ Ohio Star
~ Union Square