I wasn’t going there but….

If you are a quilter who “hangs out” with other quilters on a variety of social media you may have seen a burst of interest in four patch quilts along with the hashtag #apqquiltalong.  Apparently American Patchwork & Quilting magazine is publishing four (three?) 4-patch patterns in its current issue and encouraging quilters to join them in sewing the patterns and posting pictures of their projects on Instagram.  I wasn’t going there.  I certainly don’t need another project.  But, I really like four-patch blocks as you can see from my assortment of little four-patch quilts I’ve blogged about in the past.  I even have a great antique four-patch quilt top (lower right picture in the collage above).
I saw a picture of an indigo and white doll quilt on the Quilt Index once and wanted to make one of my own.  But, this time I’m going bigger.  I love my little quilts but I find quilts in the 36″ x 48″ range display better in some of my larger baskets, on shelves and even on the wall – bigger impact. This is especially true if they are hand quilted.

One of the things I really like about the four-patch block is it is so very simple and quick to sew.  My indigo and white (with a pinch of red) four-patch quilt is starting to come together.  Yeah, I went there.  Hashtag #couldnotresistthefourpatch.

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  1. Four patches are great. They are so versatile and you can use up a lot of scraps. I love your little four-patch quilts, and the blue and white one is looking lovely. I'll have to get out my box of already made four patches and start playing with them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Well, we all have our weak moments, don't we? : )
    But what delightful things come of them. This is such a pleasing little blue and white creation (with touches of red).

  3. I'm glad you shared your pretty blus and white 4-patches. Its going to be a fun Sew-along with all the people making 4-patch quilts. I saw the one I want to make with some Hatchet blocks on my wall already. Those blocks were just waiting to be joined with scrappy 4-patches from my Scrappy Stash.

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