Four Patch Favourite

Four Patches.  The block to make when you don’t know what to make!

After a one patch, what could be more simple than a Four Patch.  These units are so easy to make.  They are a fun unit but still can have so many possibilities.

I think it’s fair to say that there are so many quilting ideas and patterns now.  There are so many fabrics to choose from.  And then there is always the scraps.


Sometimes we don’t know what to do with our scraps?  Sometimes we just don’t know what to do next!  Too many choices.


Rather than just having the scraps sit around, why not make four patches.  I strongly believe a quilt does not have to be complicated to be beautiful.  Four patches can always be made into something!   They can be ordered, have a theme or just random fabrics.  Make them with large blocks or small.  They can make a great border or quilt centre or part of another block.

They can be the centre of a star block.


A quick and excellent baby quilt solution.

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The blocks can be set straight or on point or in a zig zag formation.

Chocolate Box Four Patch Quilt

Put four together to make a sixteen patch.


Or sash them.  It’s all good.

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So if you are in a bit of a quilters slump, and you don’t want to cut into your “good” fabric, why not make some four patches.  Really, what have you got to lose!

Who knows what inspiration might just strike!


3 thoughts on “Four Patch Favourite”

  1. Wonderful post! Sometimes we do (at least I do) forget that the simple can be beautiful. Thank you for the reminder about creating these little bits of inspiration. I love having a good stack of ready made blocks to kick my creativity into gear 🙂

  2. Thank you for this post. It is perfect for me because i never know what to do with my fabric. I look for different ideas all the time but this seems like something good for me to do so i can have on hand to make a quilt or runner and have some blocks made up already. Time to use up some of my pretty fabric. Thank you

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