Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Block 10 THQA 2012

This week's block is called Improved Four Patch (from EQ7).


For one 7" block you will need - 

Print A (mine is the red "tree" print) -

                        2 - 4+3/8" squares, cut in half on the diagonal

Print B (mine is the green striped) -

                        2 - 3" squares

Print C (mine is the orange dots) -

                        4 - 1+3/4" squares

Print D (mine is the red striped) -

                        4 - 1+3/4" squares

Remember measure and cut carefully, scant 1/4" seams, press the seams in opposite directions....

Start by making two Four-Patches with the Print C and D squares.

I spiralled the centre seams to reduce bulk.

These two Four-Patches should measure 3".

Using the Print B squares make a larger "Four-Patch" with the first two Four-Patches.

Once again I opened up the centre seams.

This piece should measure 5+1/2".

The Print A triangles are added next.

To make stitching triangles to squares easier I use one of these handy-dandy point trimmers (there are many on the market, and I have seen templates in magazines to make your own).

I do find it much easier to line up the triangles for sewing, and there are no little "dog ears" to trim off later.

I sewed opposite sides first and pressed the seams to the triangles, then added the last two triangles.

Trim the finished block to 7+1/2" (finished size 7").

 Here are my other two blocks -

All together - 

Thanks for posting your blocks on Flickr.

Have a great day and thanks for quilting along!


Kathie said...

beautiful again
I can't chose a favorite oh I can see we have the same taste in fabrics :)

Lesley said...

Beautiful blocks! Your piecing is so precise!

Soph said...

Hmmmm!! Gorgeous!
Love the colours, Love your blocks!
I'm going to miss these :-)


Kindred Quilts said...

Thanks again for another great block for this quilt along!