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.

Swing in the Center

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Swing in the Centre quilt block is six patch (as it is designed on a 6 x 6 grid) but it is constructed as an uneven nine patch for the simple reason that the individual patches dictate as much.

This pretty block will introduce you to three patches that make frequent appearances in quilts -- the half square triangle, the flying geese unit and the square in a square patch. All in all, this block is a wonderful choice to use as a teaching tool -- either for a class of new quilters or to hone your own personal skills