|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.
Road to Grandma's
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Road to Grandma's quilt block is one more to add to your collection of "family" type quilt blocks. (Links to several more are listed below).
This nine patch design contains three different pieced patches -- half square triangles, the square in a square for the centre, and my favourite patch, the flying geese unit.
I had not seen this quilt block before and perhaps you have not either. I liked the subtle star that peeks out from behind the darker fabrics. This would make a wonderful choice for a teaching block that is not used as frequently in classes as other common blocks.
Keeping it in the Family
~ Farmer's Daughter
~ Father's Choice
~ Grandmother's Choice
~ Mother's Favorite
~ Sister's Choice