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Diagonal Reduce Disappearing 4 Patch Quilt Block Tutorial


Learn to create disappearing four-patch quilt blocks utilizing diagonal cuts. Utilizing this methodology, you’ll be able to create quilt blocks that look way more sophisticated to piece than they really are! We’ve even created 6 pattern quilt high layouts that includes the blocks for you as nicely.

aqua, blue, & orange quilt blocks on white table

Final month we checked out making disappearing 4 patch designs that used horizontal and vertical cuts. These are excellent for directional and non-directional prints as a result of not one of the patch items are rotated to create the brand new block design.

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What’s a Disappearing 4 Patch Block?

A disappearing four-patch block is designed by arranging and stitching collectively 4 squares of cloth to create a standard four-patch quilt block. As a substitute of leaving the block like this, it’s lower up, and the items are rearranged to make the unique design “disappear.” These blocks are nice for utilizing scraps and placing them collectively into quilts or different patchwork tasks.

aqua, blue, & orange quilt blocks on dark aqua cutting mat

4 Patch Blocks Made with Diagonal Cuts

There are two extra designs on this month’s tutorial, however this time they each use diagonal cuts. As a result of the way in which the items are rearranged and rotated in these blocks, I’d extremely suggest utilizing non-directional prints.

aqua, blue, & orange quilt blocks on dark aqua cutting mat

Directions

aqua, blue, & orange quilt blocks on white table

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Diagonal Reduce Disappearing 4 Patch Quilt Blocks

A disappearing four-patch block is designed by arranging and stitching collectively 4 squares of cloth to create a standard four-patch quilt block. As a substitute of leaving the block like this, it’s lower up and the items rearranged to make the unique design “disappear”.

Prep Time30 minutes

Lively Time1 hr

Whole Time1 hr 30 minutes

Yield: 2 Blocks

Supplies

Jumbled Corners Block

  • 2 squares material 4½” x 4½” Color A background
  • 1 sq. material 4½” x 4½” Color B essential print
  • 1 sq. material 4½” x 4½” Color C essential print

Butterfly Block

  • 2 squares material 4½” x 4½” Color A background
  • 2 squares material 4½” x 4½” Color B essential print

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Quilt Prime Layouts Utilizing Diagonal Reduce Disappearing 4 Patch Blocks

As you sew these blocks and organize them into grids to create a quilt, you’ll be able to see which you could make some actually cool quilt tops.

Listed here are a couple of mockups of the blocks. The highest row exhibits how the blocks are sewn collectively; the underside is the rows sewn right into a quilt high.

Jumbled Blocks

diagram of orange and blue quilt blocks in quilt top layout
diagram of orange and blue quilt blocks in quilt top layout
diagram of orange and blue quilt blocks in quilt top layout

Butterfly Blocks

In regards to the Designer

Amy Ball is a contemporary quilt designer and founding father of Espresso Rings Studio. Amy often contributes tasks to magazines and creates on-line programs and workshops for newbie quilters. Subscribe to Amy’s e-newsletter to obtain your free ‘Information to (close to) Good Patchwork’ and observe her on Instagram at @coffeeringsstudio. Additionally, take a look at Amy’s digital and paper patterns in her Etsy store.

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