Uneven Four Patch Block Tutorial
Hello Everyone! I’ve made some lovely scrappy blocks to share with you today. For some time now I have had some very lonely half square triangle blocks lying around. I wasn’t quite sure where to go with them? Although I do love Half Square Triangle Blocks, I felt these needed something…
I previously discussed Uneven Nine Patch Blocks Antique Style. Here is the link.
Recently, I created the Floral Coins Blocks. I enjoyed this project so much as there was only one unit to cut, but even despite that, it still makes a beautiful quilt. Here is the link.
The combination of the One Patch, vs the Uneven Nine Patch and my lonely half square triangle blocks, were my inspiration to this Uneven Four Patch. I have a box of 1 1/2” strips cut which I was anticipting being part of a Log Cabin Quilt…..one day. Well that hasn’t happened!!! So, I might as well use them. You could cut your own, or use a honeybun strips if you have some lying around.
I think this block has a lot of possibilities. When blocks which are assymetrical are used, this increases the possibility of design, I think. It increases the mathematical potential. Its still a four patch, it only has four pieces, but its uneven. And, you can use up a few scraps too!
BTW I hand dyed the background fabic. I think it helps highlight the beautiful flowers in the scraps. Here is how I did that.
That is how I came to make these blocks. All seams based on 1/4”.
Block size 5” x 5”
This is how I do it.
1 of 1 1/2” x 5” strip