|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.
Woven Four Patch
Free Quilt Block Pattern
This quilt block might have another name, but I haven't stumbled upon it yet. So, because of the way the fabrics seem to weave, I named it Woven Four Patch. (If anyone knows the real name of this block, please feel free to contact me.)
This quilt block could not be easier to construct. It is made of only squares and rectangles. The trick is how to place the fabrics in the block to get the woven effect. Believe it or not, there are umteen ways to lay out this block into your quilt to come up with all sorts of interesting designs. So, don't assume that an easy quilt block equates to boring.
One of the sample quilts illustrated gives a look of "plaid" (always one of my favourites) and for the other, I chose to add a "picket fence" look to the edges of the quilt in the form of a pieced border. Normally, I do not include instructions for borders of the sample quilts, (as that is just too time consuming), but this one intrigued me. So, I have also added the details of how to construct the pieced border -- which includes one of my favourite patches (and an underused one at that), a patch that quilters call a three quarter square triangle. Enjoy!