Monday, August 16, 2010

Disappearing 4 patch for my sister!

Dear Georgie-Girl:
Here you go sister...a new pattern, just for you! I know you love the disappearing 9 patch...but, how about a 4 patch? Good, I'm glad you're intrigued, lol!
Look thru your 5" blocks until you find a bunch of lights and darks.
See the upper pic on the right? 2 dark patches and 2 light patches, sew them together, like the pic, press.
Now grab that shape cutter and center it on the seam line. I want to make 1 1/2" cuts, so I centered the ruler on the 1 1/2" slot. Now if you cut thru the 0 and the 3 slots, you will get the 1 1/2", from the center, on both sides...see it?
Now make 2 cuts, one of them in the #3 slot and the #0 slot. Lift your ruler, turn your mat half way around and do the same thing again...until you have 4 cuts.

This is what it looks like after the 4 cuts. Easy peasy so far.
If you're anything like me, you're going to go make a sandwich or go to bed before you finish this block. So, Just remember, turn the double logs...and keep your eye on that tricky little center 4 patch. If you can't remember how the strips match up...
...the center 4 patch matches up with the outside patches...see it sister? Yeah, the flower is correct, the block is brown, lol!

Now, start sewing the rows into sections with the 1/4" seam allowance. Once you get the 3 sections done, sew them together and you have finished...taa daa!

Now get busy sister, you have to make a bunch of them! When I am more awake, I'll figure out how many I want to make. So far, they are very addicting and go fairly quick.
Do you like this block? I found it on a new to me quilting site. I might have to get carried away and make a bundle or about you?
Love, sister


  1. Thanks for sharing your Disappearring 4 patch. Love it. Like your sister the DA9 patch is one of my favorite ways to make a quilt.
    Now you know what I have to do ah!!!

  2. My quilting group is going to make a quilt with this technique next Saturday. I won't be there to do it but it looks very interesting.

  3. This block makes my head hurt... I think I need to look at it a few more times to get my head around it... It's interesting... and a little intriguing... and harder to plan the outcome than a D9P... definitely has possibilities... maybe just one trial block... hmmmmm...

  4. I love this! Thanks for showing Georgie and letting me see too!

  5. Well that's snazzy! I had never heard of a disappearing anything block.