Block type: 4-patch
Block size: 10 1/2 inches
Colour scheme: reds, greens and neutrals
Texture/fabric manipulation: gathering
- 1 gingham 5 1/2 in squares
- 1 pale green 5 1/2 in square
- 1 cream 6 in square
- 6 in gingham triangle
- 6 in pale green triangle
- 2 x 6 in cream triangles (cut a 6 in square and cut in the diagonal to obtain 2 triangles)
- 2 x 5 in squares in cream
- 4 x 4 in squares in cream
Making the rabbit ears
Cut the 2 x 5 in squares and 4 x 4 in squares and cut each on the diagonal.
Fold in half.
Stitch both open sides leaving a 1/4 in allowance
Now cut the corner to avoid bulk when turning inside out.
As close to the edge as possible cut along the longer side.
Turn inside out.
Now with a strong thread, gather the fabric along the long edge as per picture.
When you are done pull and stitch both corners.
This is what you will get when you do all the triangles.
Now, with all the pieces cut as explained above, lay them all on the mat as per picture below.
Now it’s time to stitch all together.
Place the rabbit years as per picture trying to align them well (better than in the picture!) against the triangle edges.
Stitch leaving a 1/4 in allowance.
Then place the pale triangle over the rabbit ears with right side facing down.
Do the same for the gingham triangle.
Now stitch leaving a 1/4 seam allowance.
Trim off excess fabric from the edge.
Place all the pieces that make the block.
Stitch the first row. Then the second. And finally both rows together.
The block is done.
Press well to flatten bulky seams.
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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