Is this not the cutest quilt?
My friend, Tricia, made it with a couple of Benartex Charm Packs (5″ squares). I love how fresh and cheerful the fishy, froggy, and geometric prints look against the crisp, white tone-on-tone background fabric.
I like the quilt so much, that I want to make one, too! Hmmmm, shall I run to the fabric store and find a Charm Pack or two of bright squares, or shall I cut 5″ squares from my stash?
Here’s what I found in my stash.
I cut forty 5″ squares and paired them, print with coordinating tone-on-tone. Next I cut forty white 5″ squares and began sewing Four Patches as Leaders & Enders while working on the “Gypsy Wife” quilt.
I rotary cut the 20 Four Patches 1 1/4″ away from the horizontal and vertical center seams.
The Four Patch Block becomes a Nine Patch!
After moving the pieces around as shown in the picture, I re-sewed each block.
I arranged the blocks in a 4 x 5 grid and sewed them together.
A white inner border and colorful striped binding complete the project.
I used a light olive green thread to machine sew the binding. Amazingly, it blended well with all the colors of the striped fabric.
Have you made a “Disappearing Four Patch” quilt?