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Block 13: clover – 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: fabric folding


  • two 6 in cream squares
  • twelve 2 in cream squares
  • one 6 1/4 in floral square
  • one 6 1/4 in pale green square
  • 24 sequins

Making the clover

Take 3 of the 12 two inch cream squares you cut.

Place them on top of each other and roughly cut the corners making a circle.

Take one and fold it in half.

Using some strong thread baste stitch as per picture.

Pull together and gather. Put the needle through again to keep the gathering.

Do the same with the other two circles and then add them in a clover shape.

To hide the raw edges, stitch 6 sequins in the centre.

Do the same for the other 3 clovers.

Now we need to assemble the block.

Now, take the green and red squares and place them right sides facing together. Trace a diagonal and pin in place.

Stitch 1/4 in from the diagonal on each side.

Cut through the diagonal and trim corners off. You will obtain 2 squares.

Press open and cut on the diagonal again.

Cut the 6 in cream squares on the diagonal.

Arrange block as per picture.

Stitch together starting with the white triangles and the half triangles red and green to make 4 squares. Then stitch the squares in two rows and the rows into the block below.

Now stitch the clover on each corner, on the seam.

The block is done.

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


  1. this is really pretty. appreciate your great pictures and instructions. will be giving this a try just as soon as I finished a project in progress. thanks, Janice


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