Change Up Patchwork Part One on Sewing With Nancy
Start with the basics, then make a few simple modifications, to change what was traditional into modern! A 4-patch block—a simple, yet elegant patchwork design—has such potential! Presto, you’re a quilt designer, creating one-of-a-kind designs. Welcome to Sewing With Nancy’s first episode of the three-part series, Change-Up Patchwork.
A 3-color 4-patch serves as the basis for this blog and corresponding TV show.
Can-Do 4-Patch Quilt
Begin your change-up patchwork journey with a traditional 4-patch. Mix up the line-up using three different sizes of 4-patches for 4″, 8″, and 16″ finished quilt blocks. The various sizes of 4-patch blocks are cleverly combined with solid blocks to create a modern small-to-large block theme. It’s a can-do quilt!
- Learn how to create rows of 4-patch blocks and squares. The different sizes of the 4-patch blocks nest together!
- Lay out the quilt rows and watch the Can-Do 4-Patch Quilt take shape. (We laid out the rows on our studio floor. Can you spot some of our “spike” marks that we use for lighting?)
The beauty of this quilt is its simplicity! Tweak the sizes of the 4-patch strips and the patchwork design to give the illusion of movement when four blocks are combined. Use bold, bright batik fabrics or your fabric print/solid combination. Remember, you’re the quilt designer.
but arrange four of the same blocks together—presto, a Spinning 4-Patch!
A block that is usually symmetrical takes on a totally different feel when what was balanced becomes uneven. Don’t change the sewing steps, only the strip sizes. Can you see the strata sections? Watch the show online and you’ll get all the details!
Watch Change-Up Patchwork on Sewing With Nancy online.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 is GivingTuesday. In December 2015, Nancy Zieman created Sew To Give™. Nancy Zieman’s Sew To Give™ spotlights sewing, quilting, and volunteering outreach programs – and the individuals that volunteer their time and talents to help others. Visit Nancy Zieman’s Sew To Give™ and find inspiration to sew and quilt for others. As Nancy often says on Sewing With Nancy, “The gift is in the giving!”
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