Left-overs, left-overs…..what to do? I tend to cut out quilt pieces and not seriously count, which can and frequently does mean there are left-over pieces after a quilt is finished. That is how Sunny Tuscany 4 Patch Quilt happened.
I cut many, many 4″ squares from blues and yellows to make French Country Life. When it was completed, I had stacks of blue and yellow squares left-over.
Quilters are great at recycling, re-using, or re-purposing to complete our quilts.
Making this easy and beautiful quilt:
Starting with the 4″ squares, I sewed them into four patch blocks (2 blues and 2 yellows.
The red strips are 2.5″ and the posts are 2.5″ blue blocks.
I surrounded the completed blocks and red sashing with a narrow (2.5″ ?) dark blue and black checked border. Then a 4″ floral border to complete.
Basically the quilt top was half cut out with all the 4″ blocks on hand, so I only had to cut the sashing, posts, and borders.
It went together quick and easy.
The backing is a black and white floral print that I had yards and yards of and wanted to use.
The binding was a dark blue with small white print design. I use 2.5″ cut, which means 1.25″ binding once it is ironed in half and sewn onto the front of the quilt. I hand sewed it down on the back of the quilt.
RLM machine quilted it in a swirly design.
Finished size of the Sunny Tuscany 4 Patch quilt is 88″ x 88″.
This would be an easy quilt to make with the squares a different size (larger or smaller). It could also be done by using strips sewn together and then cut into squares.
The sashing and borders could also be adjusted in width to suit you.
Explore, be creative, and have fun with your four patch quilt project.
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