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.
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.