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 Road

Sample Quilt Layouts

The obvious directional aspect of the quilt block also leads to using your creativity to come up with different quilt layouts for the blocks. Ninety degree rotations can be used to create any number of interesting quilts as evidenced in the two sample quilt layouts shown below.

Similar Quilt Blocks
~ Golden Stairs
~ Jacob's Ladder