Happy Easter weekend, friends!
I wonder how many of you are spending it sewing Block 4 of the Patchwork Quilt Along? Or are you rushing about to family functions and all the other activities that come along with a holiday weekend?
In this month’s Big Block, I’ve given two cutting measurements for pieces A and D. The first are the enlarged cutting measurements which follow the Fat Quarter Shop’s instructions completely. The second suggestion (one 8″ square for each A and D) is for the Speedy 8 Method (as I like to call it), which allows me to speed cut and sew eight oversized HST blocks at one time, then trim them to size with my Bloc-Loc rulers.
I have written about Speedy 8 in several posts, including this one from the Snapshots Quilt-Along which includes links to helpful downloads and tutorials. If you’d like to use the Speedy 8 Method, click over to that blog post and use the 8″ squares for pieces A and D. Otherwise, just cut the four squares each for A and D.
Here is your Big Block for Month 4. Click the PDF link under the picture, and it will take you to Dropbox to open/download the file and print. You do not need to have an account with Dropbox to do this.
Big Block 4 PDF Download (from Dropbox)
Big Block 4 PDF Download (direct download)
Update: I’ve added a second download link because sometimes (don’t ask me why!!) one will work for some people, but not for others, so this will hopefully eliminate that issue. If you do run into any problems, please let me know. Thanks for all your input, as it really does help!
Each month during 2017, Fat Quarter Shop will post a new free pattern and video tutorial for the Patchwork Quilt and encourage participants to donate to Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas in lieu of payments. Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will each match up to $10,000 of the donations raised. (#awesome) Learn more about it and how you can help here!
Check out the blogs every month of our quilty friends. Watch their process, and see what fun fabric collections they have selected!
*Psst! The designers of the quilt’s fabrics – Bonnie & Camille – are sewing along, too! Fun!
Please share your progress and creations along with all of us on our Patchwork Facebook group. Post your blocks using #patchworkquiltalong on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.