QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Double Four Patches in Morris Earthly Paradise

Double Four Patch
Mid-19th-century.
The pattern is BlockBase #1103.
I figured out a free pattern for this period quilt.

The repeat is hard to see in the quilt above but it's simple.


Here it is
drawn up in EQ7.

It's two double four patches, a light and a dark.
Here they are shaded in my Morris Earthly Paradise fabrics with
a plain ivory Bella Solid.
The blocks are alternated and placed on point.



Earthly Paradise
90 x 90 inches
Double Four Patch blocks finishing to 8"

It looks complex but you can see it's just simple four-patches on point,
with complex shading.
Morris Earthly Paradise JellyRoll

For contrast a Bella Solid in very light.
Perhaps 2-1/2 yards?
And your favorite dark Morris print?
2-1/2 yards?

8331-15
Morris Earthly Paradise, 
Compton in Damask Black.
Cutting a large-scale print into 4-1/2" squares would provide a lot of variety.
Or just go to your Morris scrap bag.

Cutting an 8" finished Four Patch
To make the most of Moda Precuts for the four-patches.


Cut A - 4-1/2" square
Cut B - 2-1/2" square

Just keep sewing till you run out of fabric.
How big is it going to be?
You've got about 7-1/2  yards of fabric. (Jelly Rolls contain about 2-3/4 yards.) It should be full-bed size once you cut it all up into small pieces and sew it back together again.

4 comments:

Cissa K said...

I love this block. I just hung my quilt made with Australian aboriginal fabrics; and here you have in your blog. I am a fan of your Morris collections. Happy Holidays.

Linda Fleming said...

Beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing the block pattern in your wonderful fabrics.

Rosa said...

Fabulous block.The final layout caught my eye.Added to my to do list.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Alice Cooksey said...

I love the simplicity combined with the complex look of this quilt. Thank you for the design idea.