|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 Wagon Tracks quilt block is another example of a directional block that is so useful in designing a very different quilt from your friend, all the while using the same block. Secondary patterns emerge as you use 90 degree rotations on individual or groupings of blocks. I chose the colourings for this block by imagining a wagon train travelling across the prairie at sunset.
This simple nine patch design features only squares and half square triangle patches. Colour placement of these units is what gives the block its pizzazz.
Similar Quilt Blocks:
~ Golden Stairs
~ Jacob's Ladder
~ Rocky Road