|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
I love the Weathervane quilt block. It can be a great teaching aid for beginner quilters because it uses three different quilt patches -- the square, half square triangle and flying geese units. For quilters who like to play with colour, try introducing more fabrics and you will come up with a totally different looking quilt block.
The two sample quilts illustrate how different you can make your project. By added more blocks and setting on point, or using less quilt blocks and adding additional blank blocks you get two totally different quilts. Blank quilt blocks also give you the opportunity to show off your quilting skills.
~ Royal Star