|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 Woven Star quilt block is technically a four patch block because it is built on a 4 x 4 grid. But in this case, it is constructed as an uneven nine patch due to the use of the flying geese patches.
This is an easy quilt block to sew, but it does have an interesting (and underused -- at least in my opinion) patch, called the three quarter square triangle patch. (Look closely and you will see that there are three right-angled triangles that make up the patch.) This patch allows for the optical illusion of the woven effect in this block. And I chose a dark background fabric to extend the idea of a twinkling star in the night sky.
The two sample quilts illustrated are both set on point but give you ideas that there is a great variety of settings you can create with this type of quilt layout.