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.

Dutchman's Puzzle

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Dutchman's Puzzle is a favourite choice for teaching beginner quilters as it introduces you to one of the most commonly used patches -- the flying geese -- (strange that one of these patches is not a "flying goose", but then I didn't name it. LOL).

This four patch quilt block can be made in a variety of sizes and it is a perfect choice when you want to use up all of those scraps from other projects. I guess that the name comes from its appearance of windmill blades turning. All in all, it is a fun block to make.