Block 8: trapunto – Textured 4-patch quilt

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Block type: 4-patch

Block size: 10 1/2 inches

Colour scheme: reds, greens and neutrals

Texture/fabric manipulation: machine trapunto

Cut:

  • one 6 in floral square
  • one 6 in pale green square
  • one 6 in cream square
  • one 5 1/2 pale green square
  • 6 1/2 in square of thick batting

Making the trapunto

Note: the trapunto will not be finished until the quilt is put together and quilted but the raised circles can already be seen at this stage.

Get the cream square and using a water soluble pen draw several circles in different sizes as per picture.

Attach the batting to the back of the square.

Stitch around the circle lines.

Try to do a better job than me!

This is what the back will look like.

Now start cutting away the butting as close to the sewing line as possible.

You may need to go back and trim some of the batting corners around the circles.

Trim the square to 5 1/2 inches.

Now get the floral and green squares and trace a line in the diagonal.

Stitch on each of side of the diagonal at 1/4 in from it.

Cut through the drawn line after stitching.

Cut the corners.

Arrange the block as per picture and stitch together.

Here you have it.

Like I said earlier, the trapunto will stand out more once the quilt is being quilted.

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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Block 7: faux cathedral window variation – Textured 4-patch quilt

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Block type: 4-patch

Block size: 10 1/2 inches

Colour scheme: reds, greens and neutrals

Texture/fabric manipulation: faux cathedral window variation

Cut:

  • two floral 5 1/2 in squares
  • four 3 in squares in pale green
  • twelve 3 in square in cream

Making the faux cathedral window variation

Cut all the squares.

Place one cream square.

Press two cream squares on the diagonal and place on the cream square as per picture below.

Do this for each of the 4 squares.

Now place all the block squares as per picture below.

Start stitching the pale green square and the cream square together paying special attention to the corners so that they meet perfectly.

Now stitch top and bottom pale green/cream pieces into a square as per picture below.

Now stitch all the pieces together.

Stitch the corner as per picture below.

Press the block well.

Now fold out each opening.

Your block will look like the picture below.

Now top stitch each fold as close to the edge as possible.

Here you have it.

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.

Share your pictures

Are you making this quilt? Share your pictures on Flickr’s TeresaDownUnder group.

Block 6: silky grooves – Textured 4-patch quilt

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Block type: 4-patch

Block size: 10 1/2 inches

Colour scheme: reds, greens and neutrals

Texture/fabric manipulation: layered fabrics

Cut:

  • one 5 1/2 in square in red fabric
  • one 6 in square in pale green
  • one 6 in square in red
  • two 5 1/2 in square in cream fabric
  • three 5 1/2 in square in white silk or some type of sheer fabric

Making the grooves

Place one cream fabric square, then the second one and then the three silk squares on top.

Now make a mark in the diagonal at 1/2 inch intervals.

Pin to hold all layers together.

Stitch along the marked lines.

Now, take a sharp pair of scissors and cut through the middle of each line.

Do that for all lines.

Square piece to 5 1/2 in.

Putting the block together

Cut all the other squares.

Take a 6 in pale green and a 6 in red square and place with right side facing together. Mark a diagonal line and pin.

Stitch at 1/4 in from the drawn line on each side.

Cut through the drawn line.

Iron flat and place the block pieces on a flat surface.

Stitch together.

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.

Share your pictures

Are you making this quilt? Share your pictures on Flickr’s TeresaDownUnder group.

Block 5: pin tucks in two colours – Textured 4-patch quilt

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Block type: 4-patch

Block size: 10 1/2 inches

Colour scheme: reds, greens and neutrals

Texture/fabric manipulation: pin tucks in two colours

Cut:

  • 2 floral 5 1/2 in squares
  • 3 pale green 1 1/2 x 6 in strips
  • 3 cream 2 3/4 x 6 in strips
  • 1 pale green 6 in square

Making the pin tucks in two colours

Take the cream and pale green strips and place them as per picture.

Stitch them.

Press piece.

Now make a mark 1/2 in on each cream strip 1/4 in from the green strip on both sides (see picture).

Iron on the marked line. This will make the pin tuck.

Stitch the tuck 1/4 in from the marked line.

Now mark along the centre, ie 3 inches from the side.

Stitch along the centre.

Now press the tucks towards the opposite side as per picture.

Stitch 1/4 in from the edge.

Now square the piece to 6 in square.

Take the cream piece and draw a line on the diagonal.

Pin to the pin tuck piece right face together.

Now stitch 1/4 in from the centre line on each side.

Cut through the marked line.

Place pieces as per picture.

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.

Share your pictures

Are you making this quilt? Share your pictures on Flickr’s TeresaDownUnder group.