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Block 6: silky grooves – 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: layered fabrics


  • one 5 1/2 in square in red fabric
  • one 6 in square in pale green
  • one 6 in square in red
  • two 5 1/2 in square in cream fabric
  • three 5 1/2 in square in white silk or some type of sheer fabric

Making the grooves

Place one cream fabric square, then the second one and then the three silk squares on top.

Now make a mark in the diagonal at 1/2 inch intervals.

Pin to hold all layers together.

Stitch along the marked lines.

Now, take a sharp pair of scissors and cut through the middle of each line.

Do that for all lines.

Square piece to 5 1/2 in.

Putting the block together

Cut all the other squares.

Take a 6 in pale green and a 6 in red square and place with right side facing together. Mark a diagonal line and pin.

Stitch at 1/4 in from the drawn line on each side.

Cut through the drawn line.

Iron flat and place the block pieces on a flat surface.

Stitch together.

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.

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  1. Hi Teresa,
    The textured block is 5 layers. Cut through 3 silk layers and 1 cotton layer or cut only through the 3 silk layers?

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  2. I was so excited to see this tutorial! I’ve been wanting to know how to do this for a long time. Thank you so much for posting it.

    I must be missing something, though – if you cut through all layers, in between your stitched lines, won’t you end up with a bunch of strips?


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