March’s Free Quilt Pattern: Focus Four Patch

This lap sized quilt is a great way to showcase a loved fabric (Focus Fabric)! For me, it was those cat faces that I just HAD to HAVE!

And, I just love how the four patches and snowball corners make a lovely diagonal chain!

I am thinking it would be lovely to make scrap blocks for the snowball blocks as well. Might have to start one…

If you make your own version, I would love to see it!

This quilt measures 60 X 60 inches.

Each block measures 12 1/2 inches, unfinished.

Fabric Requirements:
Cat faces/focus– 1 3/4 yards
Light green floral– 1 1/2 yards
Medium green floral– 1 yard
Binding– 1/2 yard

Making the Focus/Snowball Blocks: Make 12
Cut 12 blocks from the focus fabric that are 12 1/2 inches square
Cut 48 squares from the medium green, that are 3 1/2 inches.
Draw a diagonal on the wrong side of these squares. Match a green square to the corner
of the larger focus square, right sides together, and sew ON the line. Trim the seam and
press towards the darker corners.
You will do this in each corner of each of the 12 focus fabric
blocks, resulting in your 12 Snowball blocks.
If you need help with this technique, here is a tutorial for half
square triangles.

Making the Double Four Patch Blocks: Make 13
Cut twenty-six squares from the light green that measure 6 1/2 inches
Cut 5 strips of light green and 5 strips of medium green that measure 3 1/2 inches X WOF
(Width of Fabric)
Sew these strip sets into sets of 2, one light to one medium, then sub cut them into sections that are 3 1/2 inches wide. Press towards the medium green.
Match two of these pieces together, make sure to nest the seams, and sew together to make a total of 26 four patch blocks that measure 6 1/2 inches.
Match these four patches to the 6 1/2 inch light squares to
make a double four patch block.

Lay out for correct placement and sew into horizontal rows, matching seams of triangle corners with the four patch corners so that you get a nice diagonal chain.

Sew the rows together, again, matching seams.

Quilt and bind as desired.

Mine is quilted with a long arm pantograph “A Little Bit of Fluff”

Hope you enjoy the pattern! A Printable PDF version is available in my Etsy shop for a small fee.


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