Sunday, November 25, 2012

4-Patch-a-Palooza

Hi all!

How do you like the new look for the blog?  It's a little brighter than my last look ;-)

Ok - time to get sewing again on our Scrappy Christmas QAL!

This week we are making 4-patches!  I know that a couple of you have just purchased your dies but I want to keep posting the steps weekly and you can work at your own pace.  This isn't a race.  It's a QAL that you can work on in your own time.

This week
 

We make the 4-patches!  Quite simply - sew 1 @ 2" background square to 1 @ 2" Christmas print square to make 480 2-patches.  Gulp!  Put on a movie and start your chain-piecing engine!  Press to the dark side.

Next,  sew 2 @ 2-patches together butting the seam in the middle to make 240 @ 4-patch units.  Press to a side.

Whew!

Next

 

Organize!  Here is how I have organized my units.  
  • 240 @ 3.5" unfinished HST units in the middle.  
  • 120 @ 4-patch units on one side
  • 120 @ 4-patch units on the other side
You will need your 4-patch units divided in half for the next installment so I figured I might as well do this as I was pressing.

Ok quilters - are you keeping up?  If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them here.

Need the other installments?  You can find them on the QAL tab on the top bar!

4 comments:

Jan said...

Thank you for this beautiful pattern. This is the first quilt I've used the GO to cut out the entire quilt and it was a breeze! Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Happy holidays!

Sandy D said...

Yes I do like your new blog look.As you know I got my dies now to find the time to use them.

. said...

I'm pumping out those four patches! Whohoo!

SewCalGal said...

Bright, yet soothing background. And beautiful four patches too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com