Sunday, June 7, 2015

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler - Woven Four Patches

This is a nice simple block which would make a great scrap quilt with leaders and enders.  It started as a Garlic Knot block which was one of Bonnie Hunter's blocks from Addicted to Scraps.  As I was planning the piecing though, I arranged the color placement to use equal numbers of each color subunit for ease of cutting.  
Start with four strips of fabric at least 8 inches long.  I cut mine to about 8.5 inches to leave a little wiggle room for squaring up.  You will need three different shades of light blue along with one background fabric.  
Sew the light and dark blue strips together, next sew the background and medium blue strips together. Press the seams toward the darker color for both strip sets.
Sub-cut each strip set into four 2 inch pieces to yield 4 two patches of each color combination.  Combine matching colors and sew into 4 patch subunits.  Carefully swirl your seams before pressing to reduce bulk and assure proper seam nestling in the next step.
At this point you will have two four patches of each color combination.  Arrange them so that the dark blue forms a diagonal from the upper left to the lower right while the light blue of the other color combination forms a diagonal line in the other direction.  If you have pressed carefully, every single seam should alternate for a nice, flat block.
Sew the 4 four patches together into a single block and again, swirl the seams and press carefully.  

Finally, add your star points following the tutorial found on the RSC15 tab.  



5 comments:

Deb A said...

2 inch strips? Just checking =)

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Delighted Hands said...

The colors play so nicely; just beautiful!

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Kate said...

Beautiful color fade in that block.