|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.
Wheel of Fortune
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Wheel of Fortune quilt block is a simple nine patch that contains an interesting (and often forgotten) patch. That patch is often referred to as a three-quarter square triangle unit as it contains three triangles that fill a square. The patch uses both a half square triangle and two quarter square triangles which make up the final patch.
There is really nothing difficult in the construction of this quilt block so it is a good choice for beginner quilters. Colour choices can make a big different in the final effect, depending on whether you choose a light or dark background fabric for the block.
The sample quilts illustrated use the basic layouts chosen by quilters for hundreds of years -- the straight set of the blocks or the on point setting with extra plain blocks to feature your quilting skills.
More "Gambling" Theme Blocks:
~ Casino Royale
~ Road to Vegas
~ Roll of the Dice
~ Roulette Wheel