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Garden Patch Block

This one is a bit different...the center unit is more complex, but I have faith that you CAN do it!!! I have created the unit to be paper-pieced...or you can create templates. When I get to that step, I will give you a link to the page for the paper-pieced units that you can print out. You need 3 fabrics for this block: a light, a medium and a dark. I would recommend the colors be contrasting, but just not clashing...lol! We will be making this one 12" finished.

Posted: July 2000

Sample Quilt Layouts

Cut as follows:
BOM Fabric Sampler Fabric Cutting Information
Light(Bkg) Bkg Cut 1 strip 2-1/2"x26"
Cut 4 4-3/4" squares
Medium(Med) Med#4 Cut 4 5-1/2"x3" rectangles...cut diagonally in half
Dark(Dk) Dark#2 Cut 1 strip 2-1/2"x26"

Sewing Instructions:

  1. Join the 2-1/2"x26" strips of Bkg and Dk...press seam toward Dk...cut 10 units 2-1/2" wide from the new strip.
    strip
  2. Join 2 units from step#1 to create 4-patch as shown...press either direction...square up to 4-1/2".
    4-patch
  3. Create the center unit as you will using the 4-3/4" squares of Bkg and the cut rectangles of Med. Click here to get to the page with the paper-piecing pattern. Be sure to square up the unit to 4-1/2".
    center
  4. Attach a 4-patch to either side of a center unit as shown...press toward 4-patches... watch orientation of the 4-patch units .
    outer row
  5. Attach a center unit to either side of last 4-patch...press seams toward 4-patch... watch orientation of the 4-patch unit .
    center row
  6. Attach rows from step#4 to either side of row from step#5 to create block...press seams toward outer rows.
  7. IMPORTANT: Please square up your finished block to be sure it is 12-1/2". If it is larger or smaller, check your seams and redo if necessary. If you do not check your measurements, your block may not join properly with other blocks easily to create a finished quilt.

This is what your block might look like.


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