Sunday, January 9, 2011

Disappearing 4-Patch Table Topper

We have been celebrating Christmas for weeks now, which is a very good thing and has been very much enjoyed. Now it's time to share some of the projects that were given as gifts.

This table topper, for instance, was so much fun to make! 

Stitch four 10-inch squares (layer cake) into a four-patch.


Center a 5 or 6-inch ruler on the seam line in one direction. Cut on both sides of the ruler. Rotate entirely to align ruler the other direction and cut on both sides again. Do not move fabric as you cut, rotate the entire cutting board.


Turn the center pieces, moving them to the next spot -- kind of like musical chairs -- until you like the layout. I think you can see in the photo where my pieces ended up.


Sew everything back together.


Pretty!


Layer quilt top, batting, backing. Pin. Quilt. Bind.


I did some free-motion feathers (if you really use your imagination, you'll see them). I like how they turned out. They remind me of Christmas trees.


8 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

One of these days I am going to have to make this pattern. I think it turns out so cool!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cute! And so easy~ I'm going to have to remember this for Christmas gifts! I love the mugrugs you made to go along too! Have a happy day!

Sandra said...

What a great technique!!

Jacque. said...

I've done the disappearing 9 patch, but this is the first I've heard about the disappearing 4 patch! Totally excited to make this...thank you so much for sharing.

Love the mug rugs, too!

Chris said...

Nice! I've never done a disappearing 4 or 9 patch block. Will have to try it out! :)

P. said...

That's really cool! I bought Christmas fabric and then couldn't make up my mind what to do with it. This would solve that problem nicely!

http://quiltsbagsgardens.blogspot.com/ said...
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http://quiltsbagsgardens.blogspot.com/ said...

Sue...the disappearing 9-patch is great for Project Linus quilts...and a great stash buster. Thanks for taking the time to do the tutorial.

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