'Four patch units are anything but boring!' is the opening line of the article in the current American Patchwork & Quilting magazine Issue 133 April 2015. I totally agree with that statement.
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Lissa Alexander, April Rosenthal and Edyta Sitar show how the humble 4-patch block can become fun designs perfect for scrappy quilts.
I joined the #APQquiltalong and designed a quilt using all 3 blocks. I am fascinated with tiled floors so the layout was supposed to mimic an intricate tiled floor.
|Finished Block Size : 6" x 6"|
Finished Quilt Size: 66.5" x 66.5"
The background fabric is Grunge (Blitzen) by Basic Grey for Moda. The text prints are a combination of Moda Passport and Sweetwater Feedsack fabrics. The lime greens, aqua and teal prints are a collection of moda (origins / grunge), Denyse Schmidt, Laura Gunn fabrics.
The pieced backing was created from scraps I had from other projects. The IKEA text print is my favourite 'go to' backing. 54" wide and quilts beautifully.
I chose a very simple wavy quilting pattern to add the illusion of movement using Aurifil 2085 light aqua blue 50wt cotton. I used up some old bobbins with colours ranging from light grey to dark teal on the back.
Pick up your copy of the magazine today and join in the fun of the #APQquiltalong. Don't forget to use the hashtag when posting to FB, Twitter and IG. There are some fabulous 4-patches in the making by:
April Rosenthal of Prairie Grass Patterns
Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs
Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms
Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts
Jane Davidson of Quilt Jane
Jo Morton of Jo Morton Quilts
Linda Collins of Quilts in the Barn
Lissa Alexander of Moda Lissa
Shea Henderson of Empty Bobbin Sewing
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Thelma Childers of Cupcakes N' Daisies
American Patchwork & Quilting staff