Over 100 quilters are sharing their blocks and ideas! A few each day during the first part of July! The complete list can always be found by clicking the button on the side-bar of Jane's Fabrics! Please take a peek at all the inspiration posted by everyone!
I decided to share a fabulous technique for making 4-patch squares. This is such a versatile block, one that can be resized as you'd like, and can either be the main focus of the quilt, or a wonderful sashing or border.
I remember thinking how clever it was to sew two long strips of fabric together and then cutting them, rearranging and sewing to get a 4-patch. It seemed so much easier than cutting little squares - but if I wanted a more random look it always seemed that the little squares were the way to go. And little squares are just not appealing to me to work with on a grand scale.
Billie Lauder, has figured out a terrific way to make 4-patches, and she has shared videos for making two fabric 4-patches and super scrappy 4-patches. These are really fun to put together..... I used the Super Scrappy 4-Patch Method...
I hope you will try this technique for making 4-patches - it's a lot of fun.
I added strips to make my 10.5 inch blocks. That way I'll have plenty of room to do the Leah Day Free Motion Quilt Along!
I'm releasing this post at midnight. Check back later to see my progress as I make these blocks into a baby quilt!
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