|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 Rome
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Road to Rome quilt block is a perfect choice for a beginner quilter as it is a simple nine patch featuring the first types of patches that you would learn as a new quilter. Those patches are known as half square triangles and flying geese.
You might choose this block to add to your growing collection of "road" quilt blocks. I have linked to some of those below.
The two sample quilts illustrated use standard quilt block settings -- one is a side by side layout with sashing strips to separate the blocks, while the second quilt features the blocks set on point with additional blank blocks.
More "Road" quilt blocks
~ Road to California
~ Road to Kansas
~ Road to Mississippi
~ Road to Vegas
~ Rocky Road