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 Stone

Free Quilt Block Pattern

You might think you recognize the Rolling Stone quilt block as it seems so familiar. Well, you are right -- it is made of all the same components as the Rolling Pin block, but the some of the patches are placed in a different direction, and the placement of the colours makes all the difference in the new look of the Rolling Stone block.

(It might be fun to try out making a two block quilt using these two blocks. Look for that in the future as this is one of my plans going forward.)

This quilt block uses a familiar patch -- the flying geese unit and also makes good use of the less common patch -- the square in a square.

The sample quilts illustrated show settings of the blocks side by side as well as on point with additional blank blocks to show off your quilting skill.

See also
~ Rolling Pin
~ Rolling Rock
~ Rolling Wheel