Monday, January 2, 2023

Four Patch Variation

I met with PCQ's charity committee chair in December, and we've decided on the first pattern to kit up for Community Sew Days. See this post for more about the requirements. Several of the organizations we donate quilts to need twin bed size for their clients' beds, so we're focusing on larger quilts now. 

The first pattern will be a Four Patch Variation. We found several bolts and large cuts of fabric in the club's stash that we set aside for this project, and I'm making the prototype and writing the pattern. One of the fabrics was an actual border print with just exactly enough yardage for the borders of a twin size quilt. Based on the colors in the border print, I pulled other fabrics to coordinate. Here's my palette: 

The large squares will alternate with four patches. 

And here are the blocks on my design wall. 

Easy-peasy. This should be simple to kit up; 2-1/4 yards of featured fabric for the border and 8 or 9 coordinating FQs or quarter yard pieces, plus 1-1/8 yards each of light and dark for the four patches. Or the four patches can be scrappy. 

Members of the committee will have a Prep day in early February to make kits, then we'll have a Sew Day open to all club members later in the month. By then this will be a finished top that will be used as the teaching sample for the sew day. 

Linking up with Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

1 comment:

  1. Looks great! I really love when a featured print can be used for color coordination.