|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 Flying Dutchman quilt block is a four patch design featuring two different pieced patches.
This block might be introducing you to the flying geese and quarter square triangle patches -- both used in many, many quilt blocks.
As a side note -- if the theme of your quilt is "Flying" blocks or "Dutch" blocks, you might be interested in the selections below:
~ Flying Diamond
~ Flying Ducks
~ Flying Square
~ Dutch Puzzle
~ Dutchman's Puzzle