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Block 14: prairie points – 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: prairie points


  • one 6 1/4 in red square
  • one 6 1/4 in pale green square
  • four 3 in red squares
  • eight 3 in cream squares

Making the prairie points

Take one cream square.

Fold it in half and press.

Fold it lightly and press the top corner with your finger.

Open and fold towards the mark as per photo and press.

Do the same with the other side.

Press well.

The prairie point is done.

Do the same for 3 more squares.

Now take the red and green 6 1/4 in squares and place them right side facing together.

Mark a diagonal line, pin and stitch on each side of the diagonal at 1/4 in from the line.

Cut through the diagonal line.

You will obtain two squares made out of 2 triangles. Press open.

Cut through the diagonal again as per picture below for both squares.

Rearrange to obtain 2 more squares as per picture below.

Now arrange block layout.

Stitch prairie points to cream squares.

Now stitch small squares in rows first.

Then all pieces together.

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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