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.

Winged Four Patch

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Winged Four Patch is a simple design which is an excellent choice for a new quilter.

This four patch features only squares and flying geese patches, which are probably the second most commonly used pieced patches in quiltmaking. Careful colour placement results in the star as the central motif.

There is an obvious directional aspect to the quilt block, which comes to light with the careful colour placement of the square patches. By using 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks, a secondary design can emerge in your resultant quilt -- which you will see on the following page.