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    where to find an easy 4 patch pattern

    I'm planning a quilt for my boss whose husband died suddenly as something to comfort her in this sad time. I want something simple and considered a 4 patch. I'm still pretty much a newbie and not sure where to look for free patterns on this site or others. Anyone got suggestions?
    Thanks so much

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    Just Google "free four-patch quilt pattern" and you will find lots. Click on "images" to pick out the ones you really like. Here are some I found that way:
    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...atch-Quilt.htm
    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...ing-Frames.htm
    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...Block.-96I.htm
    but I'm sure there are lots more.

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    Eleanor Burns has one called "Piece of Cake." It IS a piece of cake...and the instructions are understandable. I like Eleanor Burns method as her measurments are always accurate and easy. You could also check out the tutorials on YouTube from Missouri Star Quilt Company.
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    Well that's what I started out doing but got all sorts of things that weren't really what I was talking about. But thanks for the links

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    oh forgot about Missouri Star! I'll look there too

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    Warm wishes is my new favorite pattern.

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    Quilts for Kids has a good 4-patch pattern.
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    Just downloaded and printed this "Flying Squares Block" from http:// http://www.genxquilter.com/2012/09/f...-tutorial.html It uses on 3 colors.

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    I know what you mean by saying an easy four patch, how about a four patch, then continuing on with a log cabin style sides as to increase the size of the block. That would be easy I think. Good luck, hope you are finding what you want.

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    I just finished two diappearing 4 patch quilts for my daughter's friend who had twins. I did them as eye spy quilts. They were so much fun. The directions posted here were the ones I used and the pictures linked show the varying looks you can achieve. I think you would have fun. And if you have lots of scraps, this one will be so fun and interesting to make.
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    Actually my personal preference is the disappearing nine patch it is not quite so organized looking as the d4p. And the thing I like about it is if you start with larger squares you can have a top whipped up in no time, with the d9p. And above all the d9p is way more forgiving for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy1 View Post
    I just finished two diappearing 4 patch quilts for my daughter's friend who had twins. I did them as eye spy quilts. They were so much fun. The directions posted here were the ones I used and the pictures linked show the varying looks you can achieve. I think you would have fun. And if you have lots of scraps, this one will be so fun and interesting to make.
    This first wesite you posted (sew wonderful) has a great tutorial. I have 4 yds of floral brown fabric I bought last summer to make my ex-mother-in-law a quilt, that my kids were going to give her for a christmas gift. However, in September, she passed away unexpectedly. I still want to make a quilt using that fabric, and give it to my ex-brother-in-law, whom did so much for his mom. I want to explain to him that this was the fabric I had bought to make her a quilt and now used it to make a "memory quilt" in honor of his mom. I had also already bought some light gold fabric to go with this brown floral fabric so I am going to use this disappearing 4-patch pattern to make a throw size quilt for him as a "memory quilt" in honor of his mom. I have been looking since last September for a pattern to use for this and this will be the perfect one. Thanks.

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    You really don't need a pattern. Decide how big you want to make the quilt, this will help you find out the size of the blocks. Then cut out the squares to equal this size block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter2theend View Post
    Just downloaded and printed this "Flying Squares Block" from http:// http://www.genxquilter.com/2012/09/f...-tutorial.html It uses on 3 colors.
    Using only 3 colors is something I need, can you check the link though, as when I tried to use it I got this message:
    " Sorry, the website www.genxquilter.com cannot be found "

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopah View Post
    Eleanor Burns has one called "Piece of Cake." It IS a piece of cake...and the instructions are understandable. I like Eleanor Burns method as her measurments are always accurate and easy. You could also check out the tutorials on YouTube from Missouri Star Quilt Company.
    As a somewhat newbie myself, I not only am learning from the wonderful people on QB, but i love watching and learning from Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorials! I am about to start their "4-Patch + X's and O's = AWESOME" for my special needs daughter.
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    Becky, I see that you have plenty of websites to check out from the wonderful friends on this board. Good luck with your quilt. It will be a comforting treasure to your boss during this time of adjustment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by judylg View Post
    Actually my personal preference is the disappearing nine patch it is not quite so organized looking as the d4p. And the thing I like about it is if you start with larger squares you can have a top whipped up in no time, with the d9p. And above all the d9p is way more forgiving for me.
    I also was going to ask about the DP9 for the same reasons.

    I have done some basic 4-patches with alternating plain fabric squares. Some people like to alternate with snowball blocks too.
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