Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Last night was our “Yard Sale” for our Quilt Guild. At the end of the evening, there was a Show and Tell of the 24 Comfort Quilts that members have made over the last month for patients at the Cancer Center. It is super inspiring to see the beautiful quilts that are made as donation quilts. One of those quilts really caught my eye, and I just had to draw it in EQ to see how hard it would be to make. It gives the illusion of a plaid, but I also thought it could be made up as a scrappy quilt too. Here are some pictures. I think you will see how she made it.

This would work up in a flash with my AccuQuilt GO! 2-1/2″ strip cutter and the 4-1/2″ strip cutter.

Barbara's Four Patch


Here’s an EQ graphic of it in green–Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

And this is a diagram of how it’s put together. It is a row of 4″ light square and 4-patch alternating beginning and ending with the light 4″ (finished) square. And a second row of 4″ dark square and 4-patch alternating beginning and ending with the four patch.

Four Patch Rows


Just for good measure – here’s a scrappy one in bright Spring colors.

Scrappy Four Patch

Have a Happy Day! 

Author: Marjorie Busby

My blog is about helping other quilters learn to use great tools in their quilting through what I can teach and through finding other bloggers who have good information. In addition, I am a mother and grandmother. Other hobbies include any other stitchery which makes me happy at the moment. I worked in clinical research for most of my career. I am now retired and enjoying every minute.

5 thoughts on “Happy St. Patrick’s Day”

  1. Great inspiration! I gotta get my AnS and EQ7 on the same computers so I can play like you do!

    1. AND! I just noticed the black one you pictured used a chevron fabric and I’ve been looking for things like that. Thanks AGAIN!

  2. Good to see you’re back – I was wondering if you had abandoned your blog.

    This past year our guild of 200 people has made more than 270 community quilts to go to various agencies and individuals in crisis (including cancer treatment).

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