Sunday, September 16, 2012

Wonky Squares Disappearing Four Patch

Who loves short cuts in quilting?! Me! I've learned that many of the most striking quilts are actually of simple design, but with both color choices or lay outs. As I've mentioned in previous posts, I'm using white to accent other color choices. The fabric that I'm using here is a strong pattern, and I don't want to compete with it.
 We see the essential elements of quilting in this picture. The Roku remote so that I can have something on the tv in the backround. Cutting mat, ruler, and a couple works in progress next to the iron along with many, many scraps. There are 16 four patch squares that are fully ironed and ready to be cut. The red has shimmery gold on it that looks like little cascading fireworks. 
And here we have two of the cut ones. The method: stack two four patches with the red stacked on the white. Make two cuts in each direction. Then rearrange like a little puzzle. There are now six of the sixteen squares fully sewn, and another two cut and arranged waiting for their turn to be sewn. 


  1. It's like looking in a fun-house mirror!

  2. It's a fun an easy way to make something look far more complicated than it is.

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    1. Thanks! I'm nearly done piecing all the blocks, and for me getting 16 blocks done in under a week is a big feat.

  4. Cute project! Would love for you to come share at Quiltstory.blogspot on Tuesdays too!


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