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.

Texas Shoofly

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Texas Shoofly quilt block is a good choice for a beginner quilter as it combines simple shapes to make a pleasing quilt block. Rectangles, squares and half square triangle pieces are used to make this basic nine patch.

The sample quilts illustrated show just how versatile this block is, simply by changing up the layout of the blocks and adding sashing to the final quilts. Let your imagination begin.