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Block 5: pin tucks in two colours – Textured 4-patch quilt

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Block type: 4-patch

Block size: 10 1/2 inches

Colour scheme: reds, greens and neutrals

Texture/fabric manipulation: pin tucks in two colours


  • 2 floral 5 1/2 in squares
  • 3 pale green 1 1/2 x 6 in strips
  • 3 cream 2 3/4 x 6 in strips
  • 1 pale green 6 in square

Making the pin tucks in two colours

Take the cream and pale green strips and place them as per picture.

Stitch them.

Press piece.

Now make a mark 1/2 in on each cream strip 1/4 in from the green strip on both sides (see picture).

Iron on the marked line. This will make the pin tuck.

Stitch the tuck 1/4 in from the marked line.

Now mark along the centre, ie 3 inches from the side.

Stitch along the centre.

Now press the tucks towards the opposite side as per picture.

Stitch 1/4 in from the edge.

Now square the piece to 6 in square.

Take the cream piece and draw a line on the diagonal.

Pin to the pin tuck piece right face together.

Now stitch 1/4 in from the centre line on each side.

Cut through the marked line.

Place pieces as per picture.

The block is finished.

Textured 4-patch quilt tutorial

This quilt has 16 x 10 1/2 in blocks.

Each block is a 4-patch block in greens and reds. The fabric manipulation is made in a cream fabric.

See all Textured 4-patch quilt tutorials.

See also my first Textured quilt sampler tutorial.

Share your pictures

Are you making this quilt? Share your pictures on Flickr’s TeresaDownUnder group.


  1. . Judy, I’m making this quilt without planning for fabric as I usually do. I have no more than one yard of pale green and I hope that’ll be enough. And for the reds I’m using 3 other fabrics and I have between half a yard to a yard of each. I’ll use one or the other depending on ow much fabric is left of each. As for the cream, I usually have a few yards of it that I keep cutting from.


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