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