|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 Roulette Wheel quilt block is a four patch that can be a bit more of a challenge than many other blocks. I say this only because even though the block is constructed with several half square triangles, not all of those triangles are made into squares, as is the norm. As a result, the construction is a little different.
Now, having said all that, there is nothing difficult in the process of making this quilt block. The only caution is that you handle the triangle pieces with care to avoid distortion, as many of the individual parts of the block leave the bias edge exposed until that edge is sewn to the next piece.
The sample quilts illustrated give you some ideas of how to make the quilt with your own personal touches, by adding extra blocks, or changing up the quilt setting. Enjoy!
More "Gambling" Theme Blocks:
~ Casino Royale
~ Road to Vegas
~ Roll of the Dice
~ Wheel of Fortune