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

Sample Quilt Layouts


The Rolling Pin quilt block is a nine patch design which features lots of practice sewing the square in a square patch. In my view, this is a much underused patch and it is a wonderful addition to this block.

The quilt layout shown below on the left features the blocks set side by side. This results in a secondary pattern emerging where the blocks meet each other. It is often quite the pleasant surprise when this happens as is the case here.

The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses an on point block setting, separating the blocks with sashing strips. The addition of colourful, blank blocks increases the quilt size as well as giving an extra splash of colour to the final product.

Quilt blocks "On a Roll"
~ Rolling Rock
~ Rolling Stone
~ Rolling Wheel