Block type: 4-patch
Block size: 10 1/2 inches
Colour scheme: reds, greens and neutrals
Texture/fabric manipulation: pleats
- 2 floral 5 1/2 in squares
- 1 pale green 5 1/2 in square
- 1 white 5 1/2 in x 16 in in rectangle
Making the twisted pleats
Now do the same on the other edge but make sure the large marks are in line with the dots on the other edge.
These are pleats with a twist. This means that both sides of the pleating do not coincide. If you look at the picture below, you will see the black lines are the pleats on the left edge and the red lines make the pleat on the right edge.
Start folding the fabric as per picture.
Fold the fabric on a large mark pressing with your finger and drag the fold on top of the next large mark.
Now do the same with the next large mark and bring the fold to meet the first fold as per picture.
Continue with the next mark.
And the next.
When you finish, stitch 1/4 in from the edge.
Now do the same with the other edge.
Make sure you align the fabric on the edges well as the fabric tends to move because of the twist.
Stitch at 1/4 in from the edge.
This is the result of the facing side.
And this is the result of the “wrong” side.
I’ll be using the wrong side of the fabric manipulation.
Trim pleats to 5 1/2 inches square.
Now place the fabric as per picture below.
The block is finished.
Textured 4-patch quilt tutorial
This quilt has 16 x 10 1/2 in blocks.
Each block is a 4-patch block in greens and reds. The fabric manipulation is made in a cream fabric.
See all Textured 4-patch quilt tutorials.
See also my first Textured quilt sampler tutorial.
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