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.

Rocky Garden

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Rocky Garden quilt block is a basic nine patch block that uses the half square triangles both in patches to make squares as well as individual cut pieces to add on to other patches. You also get to hone your skills making flying geese units. All in all this quilt block is a good choice for teachers to use in a beginner quiltmaking class.

The sample quilts illustrated feature one quilt set on point, while the other quilt has blocks set side by side. This last quilt mentioned uses blocks with two of the fabrics reversed in half of the constructed blocks, so that you get a different effect in your final quilt.