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.

Old Fan

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Old Fan quilt block is an interesting block for beginners and experienced quilters alike. It contains squares, half square triangles and flying geese units all in this one simple block. Two different sized pinwheels are the result of careful placement of colour. And, it is easily made in a variety of sizes to fit into your special quilt.

The sample quilt layouts show how different this simple block can look in a quilt. One setting shows the quilt blocks side by side, separated by sashing. The second illustration shows the blocks, in groups of four, set on point, but with an arrangement that allows for large corner triangles and blank blocks in the centre, for extra quilting to be displayed.