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 Rock

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Rolling Rock quilt block gives the quilter a little break from blocks that contain primarily half square triangle patches. To be clear, half square triangles are present in this block but are used to make one of my favourite patches - flying geese units.

You also get to practice your skills on the square in the square patches in each corner of this nine patch block.

The sample quilts illustrated are both created using on point settings, but don't they look very different? Your own imagination might come up with a striking quilt all your own. Let's begin!

See also
~ Rolling Pin
~ Rolling Stone
~ Rolling Wheel