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 Wheel

Sample Quilt Layouts


The Rolling Wheel quilt block is a simple nine patch design creating pinwheels.

The quilt layout illustrated below on the left sets the blocks on point. The blocks are enlarged by adding corner triangles in different colours to achieve the "colour blocking" effect in the resultant quilt.

The quilt layout shown on the right also uses an on point placement of the blocks. By changing up the side setting triangles with different fabrics you can achieve an eyecatching design.

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