Framed 4 Patches

Someone mentioned framing 4 patches like we do with our Happy Blocks at the Maine sew-in … Maybe Bev? I liked the idea and decided to work up a quilt…. Not that I’ll be able to start it anytime soon but at least I’ll have a plan when I get around to it. I decided I’d only frame half the blocks and alternated the framed blocks with a simple 4 patch. For a child’s quilt you could use bright solids for the frames. When I eventually make this, I’ll go scrappy as usual.

When designing on the iPad I use the TouchDraw app so I almost always keep the design coloration simple and often use RWB because I know so many of my blog readers make and donate quilts to Quilts of Valor. I used a lighter blue for my frames but you could use a white cream or beige. This one finishes at 56×72 and you could add a simple framing border if you chose.

Framed Four Patches
Blocks are 8 inches finished (8.5 with seam allowances)
Uses 4.5 inch squares and 2.5 inch strips (I’ll use my GO dies for this)
Quilt size is 56 x 72

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7 thoughts on “Framed 4 Patches

  1. Pat C in Washington

    Love this! I have scads of both 2 1/2″ and 4 1/2″ squares and 2 1/2″ strips as well.

  2. Tanya Perretta

    Yes! I am always looking for new QOV patterns. This one is perfect, thanks for sharing. We have 30 QOV quilts to get done by June. Can’t wait to start this one.
    Tanya in MO

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