Friday, September 28, 2018

Radiant Jewel {Four Patch Piles}

I've had a little bit of a short attention span this week, so I've been working on the various units that make up the star blocks in my Radiant Jewel quilt.

All of my flying geese units are pressed and trimmed.

For the center of the blocks, the directions tell you to make randomly patched four-patches out of 2.5" squares. I decided that I would strip piece mine using one of the black prints and the cream/gold print.

I also set aside the 2.5" squares I'll need for the border units.

I also started working on the very, very many small four patches that are in the star blocks and the border units. The quilt requires 172 of these four patches that will finish at 2" in the quilt!

While I still need to make about 100 more of these tiny four patches, I laid out my first star block to see what it will look like. The vast majority of the tiny four patches are used in the pieced border.

This has been a good project to work on this week since it's so fun and the fabrics are so beautiful. This weekend I need to get myself in gear to finish at least something or work on something with a real deadline rather than just fun things for myself.


  1. That's a lot of tiny four patch blocks, but it all looks great together!

  2. Those fabrics are just so pretty with the metallic accents!

  3. I love the fabrics in the center block. A bit of metallic goes a long way. Beautiful.
    xx, Carol

  4. Very pretty! Hope you made some good progress on this project and on the other "have to do" stuff.


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