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4-Patch Fun Quilt

Finished Size: 36" x 36"

 

   A~ Red Border fabrics  

 

 

40 ~ 2¾" squares (variety)

 

   B~ Black Border fabrics  

 

 

20 ~ 2¾" squares (variety)

 

   C~ White Border fabrics 

 

 

20 ~ 2¾" squares (variety)

    Background

 

 

 

24½" square

 

 

    Sashing/Borders

 

 

 

6 ~ 1¼" x 37" borders; 2 ~ 1¼" x 25" borders; 12 ~ 1¼" x 5½" for border

10 ~ 1¼" x 5½" for sashing; 10 ~ 1¼" x 7" for sashing

8 ~ 1¼" x 2" for tabs

 

 

 

 

4-Patch Fun Square

Finished Size: 4½" x 4½"

1. Cut fabrics A + B + C [Rotary Cutting].

2. Sew [Machine Piecing] the patches together into pairs.

    20 ~ Red and Black; 20 ~ Red and White.

    Press the seams open [Pressing].

3. Lay out the 40 units, mix and matching them into 20 four patch blocks, as illustrated.

Block Layout

    Sew [Machine Piecing] the units together, as instructed, using a scant ¼" seam allowance:

    ~Sew them together, matching the seams.

4. Block [Blocking].

1. Cut the background and sashing/border fabrics [Rotary Cutting].

2. Sew the 10 ~ 1¼" x 5½" sashing patches to the left and right sides of each of your 5 motif blocks (circle, heart, club, diamond, spade). Trim the extra length even with the edges of the blocks. Press.

    Sew the 10 ~ 1¼" x 7" sashing patches to the top and bottom of each of the blocks, trimming as before.

3. Using a chalk pencil, draw a 6" square on the front each block.

    Turn the edges and press.

    Tip: Baste the seams down before you press and sew.

    Turn the edges of the tab fabrics toward the back ¼" along the longer sides and press.

4. Centre the blocks and tabs onto a background fabric, using the large quilt picture as a guide. Pin in place.

5. Top stitch [Machine Piecing] the blocks and tabs to the background as close to the edge as possible. Use matching thread.

6. Layout the two side borders, as illustrated. Sew the 4 patch units, the small border patches and the 25" borders together. Trim the extra length of the long border even with the 4 patch section.

    Sew them to either side of the center square. Press.

7. Layout the two side borders, as illustrated. Sew the 4 patch square and circle units, the small border patches and two of the 37" borders together. Trim the extra length of the long border even with the 4 patch section.

    Sew them to the top and bottom of the center square, matching the seams of the side borders. Press.

8. Sew two of the remaining borders to the sides of the quilt top and then the final two borders to the top and bottom. Press.

 

~Bonus Quilt Pattern~

4-Patch Fun Bonus Quilt Pattern

Finished Size: 17½" x 17½"

1. Cut [Rotary Cutting] 4 ~ 5" black squares.

2. Arrange the extra five blocks and the squares into a nine patch block.

    Sew [Machine Piecing] the patches together into rows. Press.

    Sew the rows together.

3. Cut 4 ~ 1" x 15" thin red border.

    Sew to the sides and then to the top & bottom, trimming the extra.

4. Cut 4 ~ 2" x 19" black border.

    Sew to the sides and then to the top & bottom, trimming the extra.

 

 

 

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