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4 inch squares --- Help!

Old 05-16-2013, 06:21 AM
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A friend gave my hundreds of 4 inch squares in Red, Black and Grey batiks. I am looking for a good pattern to use them with. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-16-2013, 06:26 AM
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I'll be watching this thread. My dh gave me 3 packs of 4 inch squares of Moda fabrics that I can't figure out how to use. Hope someone has an idea for you and me!
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:27 AM
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First one I thought of is Disappearing 9 patch.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:54 AM
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Anything that uses squares ... just that your proportions will be different!
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:01 AM
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I made this one years ago for my Sister in law. It is 9 squares sewing together, the cut into 4 large squares. Then arranged by turning the squares around. I don't remember the pattern name.

Here is a link to dozens of patterns for charm squares.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:06 AM
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These make excellent "10-Minute blocks". 4" squares can also be organized into 4-patches or 9-patches, then sashed. They can become HSTs and turned into any number of great combinations. I love working with 4 and 5 inch blocks. They are so versatile. Have fun!
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:38 AM
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How about this one?


They used 5 inch squares but 4 would work just fine.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:52 AM
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A variation on Around the World.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:31 AM
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So many choices for hundreds (WOW!!) of batiks.
How about a batik diamonds pattern? Google 'Batik Diamonds Quilt patterns'. Amazing pics and ideas come up. There is even a Youtube tutorial on squaring them up. There is a batik diamond pattern by Barb Sackel that is one of my favorite batik quilts to do. Very easy to duplicate without the pattern.
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So glad I was snooping around today. I just bought a bolt, yes a bolt, of Kona Cotton Black for my stash and this will be a great idea when the DH bauks at it, that I will be using up my scraps with it doing this pattern. What a wonderful idea.
Congrats on the gift of squares. Hope you do find something that will be neat. If you do this pattern, I would lay them out so you get that secondary pattern with the colors flowing thru the quilt such as the Trip Around the World suggestion.[
QUOTE=Lisa_wanna_b_quilter;6067335]How about this one?


They used 5 inch squares but 4 would work just fine.[/QUOTE]
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