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

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Winged Four Patch quilt block lends itself nicely to take advantage of its directional nature in your quilt.

The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the blocks on point and adds extra sparks of colour with blank blocks -- the perfect spot to showcase your quilting designs. The small squares in each of the blocks draw the eye both horizontally and vertically as they create "lines" in the resultant quilt design.

The quilt layout featured on the right uses 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks to create a subtle secondary design in the quilt.