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 Vegas

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Road to Vegas quilt block is a four patch block and is a good choice for those who are new to quilting.

The block contains only squares and half square triangles, the two most commonly used patches in quilt making.

This block has many possibilities, simply because it has a definite direction in the layout of the patches. Then, by rotating several of the blocks, the number of interesting variations to the final quilt is vast. Here I have illustrated two separate settings of the blocks, both with rotations of some of them, thus producing totally different looks. What can you come up with?

More "Road" Blocks:
~ Road to California
~ Road to Kansas
~ Road to Mississippi
~ Rocky Road