Delaware Quilts

Four Patch Chain

For a 12 1/2 inch four patch chain (12 inches when sewn in a quilt) you need:
For the four patches
Eight 3 inch squares of your background (B&W print)
Eight 3 inch squares of red
OR you can cut a 3 by 24 inch strip of each, and make your four patches that way.

For the center row
One 2 1/2 inch square of the red
And four 5 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch strips of the black


Sew together four sets of four patches.

Sew a dark strip between each four patch, making sure your primary color, in this case red, is in the center bottom.
      Make two units like this.

Sew together this middle row

Assemble following the diagram. Make sure your red is in the center of the block.

Your Four Patch Chain block should measure 12 1/2 inches.

Here is a simple Four Patch Chain quilt.
            Here is the Alpine Cross combined with the Four Patch Chain.

Four Patch Chain Delaware Quilts July 2009
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Updated June 4, 2020

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