|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Rolling Wheel quilt block is a great teaching aid to introduce the three quarter square triangle patch. This unit is a bit of a misnomer because yes, there are three triangles in the patch, but not all of the triangles are quarter square triangles. However, this patch is a useful one in order to make a pinwheel type of quilt block. Have fun with this design and watch secondary patterns emerge as you lay out this nine patch block in a variety of ways.
The sample quilts show two different results by setting the blocks "on point" rather than straight across. By changing up the setting triangles, you get a totally different look.
Quilt blocks "On a Roll"
~ Rolling Pin
~ Rolling Rock
~ Rolling Stone