|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 Windmill quilt block is a good choice for beginner quilters as it contains the two most commonly used patches -- the square and the half square triangle. By switching up your colours you can create a variety of different blocks, all with the same two shapes.
This block fits into the category of four patch, as the individual units are sewn into four groups of four. I have also included this block in the category Pinwheels, as the focus of the block looks more like a "pinwheel" than a "windmill" to me.
The sample quilts illustrated use a straight setting and an on point setting to display the blocks. By introducing sashing, you can separate the blocks to frame them or just to simply add some extra interest.