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.

Flying Dutchman

Sample Quilt Layouts

The two sample quilt layouts shown below which use the Flying Dutchman quilt block have two very different end results.

The quilt layout illustrated on the left, sets the blocks on point and separates many of them with blank blocks of the same colour as the background fabric, thereby making the blocks appear to "float".

The quilt layout featured on the right uses a standard side by side setting of the blocks for a simple, yet fun look in the final quilt.

See also:
~ Flying Diamond
~ Flying Ducks
~ Flying Square
~ Dutch Puzzle
~ Dutchman's Puzzle