Monday, November 9, 2015


Karen started our year off with "Back to Basics" and we are going to re-visit making 4-patch blocks again this month. All those 4-patches we made during Karen's program turned into quite a few 4-patch quilts for veteran's. 

Our block this month is a traditional 4-patch block - pieced blocks set with solid blocks.

4-Patch - 12"
Kits have been made that include:
2 strips of fabric, a light and dark
2 6-1/2" squares. 
Sew the strips together, press towards the dark, and cut into 3 1/2" segments
Sew into 4-patch blocks
Sew the blocks together, positioning the DARK fabric to the center - See block above.
Please note: The kits contain various strips of fabric for the pieced 4-patch blocks, so yours may not look exactly like the sample block. Just remember to place the dark fabric towards the center. 
REMEMBER, we are having a SEW-ATHON dedicated to making quilts for veterans on Friday & Saturday, which are our regular second Friday/Saturday sewing days. Karen and Betsy have already prepared several quilts so sewing, ironing and assembly can begin right away. There will be lots of fabric and we will keep cutting and sewing and see just how many quilt tops we can make in 2 days.
Please  join us - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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