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

If I was choosing a name for this four patch quilt block I likely would have used the word Pinwheel in the name. However, this block is called Fan, and I suppose that is correct too, as a pinwheel or a fan would both generate a breeze.

So enough of my musings. This quilt block is a great starter block, for those who are just beginning their quiltmaking journey. The block introduces you to the flying geese unit, a frequent patch in quilt blocks. I have provided instructions for making several different sizes of this quilt block.

The sample quilts illustrated give you some general ideas on laying out the blocks to make your quilt.