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.

Dancing Shoofly

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Dancing Shoofly quilt block is new to me, and I always love to discover new blocks to play with.

This is one of those "block in a block" type of instances, because the centre of the quilt block is a separate block all on its own. Not to worry though, as it is all quite easy to construct this nine patch block, as it uses only squares, rectangles and flying geese patches.

I played around quite a bit with the sample quilts illustrated and had fun doing so. You will find the same thing when it is time for you to decide on your design layout. Enjoy!