Welcome to the March edition of the Super Simple Sampler. We are already on block #25 and this month the theme is four-patch. This is the first of four block tutorials I will post showing how to make simple six inch quilt blocks using the four-patch unit.
from the navy blue: cut (6) 1 1/2″ squares
from each print, pink, yellow, aqua: cut (2) 1 1/2″ squares
from gray print: cut (2) 2 1/2″ squares, (2) 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
Sewing: 1/4″ seam, press after each seam.
1. Arrange the 1 1/2″ squares as shown above, in three groups of four squares. Each group consists of two navy squares and two squares of one other color (pink, aqua, yellow).
2. Sew each navy square to a 1 1/2″ square of another color. Press toward the navy squares.
3. Sew the matched pairs of squares together to form a four-patch. To minimize the bulk of fabric when pressing the seam, gently separate the stitches at the center (where all four fabrics meet) and press in opposite directions.
(see above) This makes the seams “twirl” around the center and prevent a thick point in the center.
4. Sew a 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ gray print rectangle to the right side of the pink/navy four patch and a 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ gray print rectangle to the left side of the yellow/navy four patch. Press toward the gray rectangle.
5. Sew a 2 1/2″ gray print square to opposite sides of the aqua/navy four patch. Press toward the gray.
6. Arrange the three rows as shown in photo above and sew the rows together.
Block should measure 6 1/2″ square.
Most of the fabrics used in this block as well as all my Tula Pink City Sampler blocks and other Super Simple Sampler blocks are from the Figures fabric collection designed by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics (Fall 2014).
Thanks for sewing with me!