Thursday, November 15, 2012

Four Patch Block #5


Often when I design a quilt, the blocks form secondary patterns and are no longer obvious. This is not the case this time.

This is the Chetwynd block. Not only is it not disguised by secondary patterns in the quilt design, but it is easy to see how it can be made from 4 patches.

Chetwynd was designed on a 4x4 grid.

Four squares are combined to make a unit and four units (patches) are combined to make the block.

Three simple squares were used in the design.
What if Chetwynd is colored differently? And what if a mirror image block is used to complement the original block.

This time the secondary patterns take over and the Chetwynd block is very hard to see.

Tomorrow I'll do one more four patch block and then that will be the last one for a while.


  1. Wow! On the first one, the secondary pattern looks almost 3D.

    I wonder what the second one would look like done all in the shades of green.

  2. Celtic Rose

    On the first one I think I would use echo quilting in the white space between the blocks to add some movement.

  3. The first one waves all over the place. Lots of movement! Usually I prefer something more like the second, but not this time!

  4. Judy

    The second one strikes me as either ultra modern or very very primitive. Take your choice.

  5. I'm lovin that first one Wayne, like a ripple effect on a pond.