If your September is anything like mine, it'll be a crazy month as term time swings back into action and the summer fades swiftly to a dim hazy memory. So, just to break us all back in gently to the resumption of normal services, I've chosen a great wee simple block for Bee Blessed this September.
|Two Double Four Patch Blocks
The aim here is to use white solid and have 6 different prints in each block where possible for a really scrappy look.
Assume a scant 0.25" seam throughout.
Cut 2: 6.5" squares (each a different fabric)
Cut 4: 3.5" squares white solid
Cut 4: 3.5" squares (each a different fabric)
1. Lay out your pieces as shown above taking care with the placement of the white solids as this will affect the secondary pattern of the quilt.
2. First of all make up the smaller four patches. Lay the pairs of fabrics right sides together and chain piece them.
|Woeful picture - sorry!
3. Press the seams of your pairs towards the coloured print.
4. Now join your pairs into 2 four patches by butting the seams and stitching together.
5. Press this seam open.
6. Now return the four patches to your table and carefully replace them in the correct layout.
7. Now treat the four quarter units of your block as another four patch. Start by laying each pair right sides together. Join with a seam and press the seam towards the larger fabric square. Again, butt the seams of the two pairs to join all four quarters together.
8. When all four quarter units are joined, press the final seam open.
9. Take your block back to the board and trim to 12.5" if nec.
Told you it was easy peasy, didn't I? You probably didn't even need this tutorial, but I added it just in case.
Hope you might consider having some simple fun and joining in with the scrappy blocks! Thank you if you do.