The 4-Patches in a
9 -Patch Quilt Block
Here is another 9
block that can make good use of scraps and make a very frugal quilt and has some
great design possibilities. (See picture at end of page).
you can see from the picture to the left, 4 of the patches of this block are
solid squares, and 5 of the patches are made from
4 patch quilt blocks.
4 patch block is explained in the instructional pages. If you want your
block and quilt to have a lot of diagonal movement, pay attention of
One decision you have to make on the
4 patches is whether you want to take
the time to remove the 3 stitches from the center that will remove some of the
bulk from that area. Try it both ways, and then make your decision.
You can make this block with very small 4 patches, or you can make it with
larger ones. This is a very fast block to make when you use large
Measurements. While this block is a 9 patch, it is further divided into 36
grids. If you
finish the smaller
grids at 2 inches, the larger grid will
finish at 4 inches, and the block will finish at 12 inches.
Then, if you put solid blocks next to these 12 inch blocks, the quilt will be very quick
to make. This design option makes good use of large floral prints that you do not
want to cut up. See the picture below to see an example of this design
You can also make a speedy quilt using just this block, and perhaps adding
lattice between the blocks.
Have some fun with fabric with this block and give it some
Use up your scraps, or make good use of those big floral prints in your stash.