Quilt Block of the Week.
We will feature a quilt block of the week. We will have an example of the block and how it looks in a quilt and tell you a little about the history of the block, if known.
Week 1- August 15, 2016
Most Basic Block- Mother of all Quilt Blocks- The Basic Four PatchThis has to be the easiest of all quilt blocks. This is an excellent block for a beginning quilter to start with due to its straight sewing and simplicity. Here is what the block looks like.
|Four Patch Quilt Block|
Four patch is also the style, or basic grid-work, of a block when four similar units are combined together to form a larger four patch block, similar to the example below.
|4 patch grid block example|
Here is how the 4-patch block looks in a quilt. It creates a checkerboard pattern when it is not combined with any other blocks. For this reason, this block is sometimes called checkerboard as well. This quilt is good for placing appliqué and/or quilting designs in the square blocks and borders.
|4-Patch Block Quilt|
Next week, we will talk about the Double Four Patch Quilt Block.