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.

Rolling Pin

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Rolling Pin quilt block is an easy nine patch and introduces the quilter to the flying geese patch and the square in a square unit.

This block is a good choice for learning how to use half square triangles in a patch differently than making a single square using the two triangles, as is the most common practice.

The sample quilts illustrated give you suggestions for using just the block, set side-by-side or adding additional plain blocks to feature your quilting skills.

See also
~ Rolling Rock
~ Rolling Stone
~ Rolling Wheel