|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 Wyoming quilt block might look familiar to you because there are several other quilt blocks that use the same patches. The difference is often just the direction of how those patches are placed, and of course the value of the colour of the individual pieces. I have listed some of the similar blocks below for you to compare.
The Wyoming quilt block is a nine patch, which is probably the most commonly used type of block. It contains half square triangles and flying geese patches which are also commonly used in blocks.
Choosing a layout for your quilt blocks is a fun chapter in quiltmaking and the illustrations shown will give you some ideas of how to set the blocks in your own quilt.
Similar Quilt Blocks
~ Checkerboard Star
~ Lucky Clover
~ Maple Star