Here we go on our third four-patch simple sampler block, and 27th overall. To see the other tutorials on making these fun blocks, visit the Super Simple Sampler quilt along page.
Here’s how to make block #27:
from each of eight different fabrics for the four patch units: cut (2) 1 1/2″ squares
from the blue prints: (2) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles, (2) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles
from gray prints: (2) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles, (2) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles
Sewing: 1/4″ seam, sew with right sides facing and press after each seam
1. Arrange the 1 1/2″ squares in sets of four as shown above. Sew them together in pairs first and press toward the same print in each set.
2. Sew the two-square sets together to form four-patch squares. Press.
3. Replace the four-patch units in the block layout as shown above. Sew a blue 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle to one side of two of the four patch units. Press toward the the blue.
4. Repeat step 3 to add gray 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles to the other two four patches. Press toward the gray. (see above)
5. Sew the 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ blue and gray rectangles to an adjoining side of each four patch as shown above.
6. Arrange the four sewn units into a larger four-patch square and sew the top two (gray to blue) together, then sew the bottom two (blue to gray). Press toward the blue.
7. Sew the two halves of the block together and press.
The block should measure 6 1/2″ square. What do you say? Pretty easy and very cute!