Monday, March 27, 2017

Four Patch Alternate Block three - Chained Friendship Star - Quilter's Recipe Box

Oh, look!  A sunny day this week - yippee!  We are sure looking forward to summer here.  The rain has been crazy.  I feel like I am pretty much used to it, but I am really looking forward to sunnier days, hopefully soon.  At least playing with the bright batiks gives me a little comfort

I have one last block using Four Patch units for you today.  This block is a Chained Friendship Star.  When you put them together in a quilt you get a neat chained effect from the Four Patch corners.

To make this block you will need four half square triangles and a center square from your star color, four half square triangles and one strip (2 x 17) from your background color, and one strip (2 x 17) from your chain color.
Sew all four half square triangle units, then use the strips to sew 4 Four Patch blocks.  Arrange to make a star with chain corners:
Sew together, pressing seams away from half square triangle units:
This completes our fourth block for the Four Patch Unit!  Next week I'll have a new unit and a newsletter for you - I can't believe we are already a fourth of the way done with the Quilter's Recipe Box series.  I hope you are enjoying following along!
Squint your eyes a bit and you can see the chain effect from the corners of these blocks!

Here is a fun little quilt I designed in EQ7 using the chained block alternating with the plain block:

Setting them on point gives it a whole new look!  This would be a fun quilt for a patriotic holiday, or to make as a quilt to honor someone who is in the military.  If you have EQ7 and would like to add this project to your sketchbook you can download it here:
Patriotic Star Project Download
This file will only work if you have EQ7 on your computer - just download and click to open. If you make the quilt, send me a picture, I'd love to see it in fabric.  Thanks for quilting along with me!

1 comment:

teachpany said...

Another great block, and I like the EQ file. This is a great series.