A Modern Welcome-Month 2

I hope you enjoyed creating your feature block last month. There have been several beautiful interpretations of A Modern Welcome. I am looking forward to the WIP’s (works in progress) photos after the Month 5 blog post.

This month we will be making the Four Patch Blocks

You will need to make 4 Four Patch Blocks

You will need to make 4 Four Patch Blocks

The directions are available as a free PDF by clicking on the link at the end of this post.

If you are a beginner, the four patch block is a perfect starting place for patchwork. As your confidence grows, the four patch can become design challenges all on their own.

Four Patch Possibilities

Four Patch Possibilities

The 5″ charm blocks you have picked out to make your four-patch blocks are cut in half into rectangles 2 1/2″ x 5″ so there are no diagonal cuts this month. All the seams are sewn using Aurifil 40wt Cotton Mako’ with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Cotton Mako' 40 is the best choice for piecing patchwork blocks

Cotton Mako’ 40 is the best choice for piecing patchwork blocks

I have included the quilt layout on a grid this month and placed my four patch blocks in the grid with my feature block for illustration purposes. You may want to place your blocks in different positions within the grid when all your blocks have been completed after month 5.

Welcome BOM Grid with my placement for four patch blocks

Welcome BOM Grid with my placement for four patch blocks

Until next time, enjoy your patchwork.

Collect the Four Patch piecing instruction this month and start stitching. (You do not need to register or “sign in” to access the patterns using this link. Once the page opens, simply use the “More Options” arrow, to the right of each file, to preview or download that file)

There will be several chances to win some wonderful raffle prizes just by sending us photos of your WIP (Work in Progress) after Month 5 and again with photos of your finished top after Month 10!

Let the fun begin!

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