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LavenderBlue 02-11-2018 02:03 PM

4-Patches need a mission.
 
In cleaning out my sewing room, I found a baggie containing 133 4-patches (3.5" unfinished). Apparently I was in a swap as I recognize several of my fabrics among them. If they were yours, would you alternate them with the same solid color squares throughout (resulting in 66X72"), set them on point, alternate with HSTs or something else? I tend to prefer simple patterns. Thx for ideas!

SusieQOH 02-11-2018 02:12 PM

If you want simple how about a nine patch? Or maybe an Irish Chain? I love simple patterns too.

yolajean 02-11-2018 02:25 PM

Some quilters use the 4 patch in the center of some stars.

Jan in VA 02-11-2018 06:31 PM

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Here is an example of 4patch with HSTs.

Jan in VA

Tiggersmom 02-11-2018 06:40 PM

Snowball blocks as an alternate with different colors in each corner???

JJBlaine 02-11-2018 07:00 PM

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You did not mention if your 4Ps are light/dark or all patterned, so here are two ideas I really like. Not sure if I saw these quilts here or on Pinterest.

This one on my to do list for some 4-patch leader/enders.

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Also on my list is this one, though you would have to make up some 2 patches:

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Mariposa 02-11-2018 07:02 PM

Perhaps check out www.quiltville.com for pattern ideas~~

Jingle 02-12-2018 03:14 PM

I am just sewing my 4" unfinished blocks together for a charity quilt. I may have enough for two quilts. About as simple as I can think of.

stitch678 02-12-2018 05:44 PM

Either alternate with a single block in one fabric ( to unify & give eye a rest), or use 1.5" strips of solid to create 1" sashings.

waltonalice 02-13-2018 07:22 AM

Jan and JJ, you showed some fantastic and new uses of 4 patches. I’m really impressed.


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