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Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.

BLOCK FOUR--Mix It Up Quilt Along

Block 4 Times Tables

Here we are at Block Four: Times Table.

This is an easy to make block, so if you are trying to catch up on blocks 1-3 this is a good time to do it.

For my quilt, I made seven of these bocks. Three have the coral center shown above, and four have the gold center shown below.

Block 4 Layout

Have you noticed that I lay out all my block patches prior to and during assembly? This method works for me because it is a good visual check to make sure everything is there and it the right place. I can also assembly line sew section by section. This block is assembled in diagonal sections sort of like a nine-patch with the triangle corners added last.  They go togther lickety split!

Did you enjoy the little quilt concepts I did for BLOCK THREE last week?

Here's an idea for a little strippy quilt using this weeks Block Four. I reversed the block colors, putting the black in the center and the colors in the four squares. I have only made one vertical strip quilt in my 30+ years of quilting, so I thought it would be good to try my hand at one.

Times Table Strip Quilt

All the cutting measurements and fabric requirements for my quilt can be found in the MIX IT UP Pattern Booklet, which you can purchase from Homestead Hearth, Fabric Essentials, Hancock's of Paducah, or from me. You can also purchase fabric kits from these folks too.

Happy sewing and PLEASE be sure to stop in and see everyone else's blocks. And share your progress on Instagram (#DesignerDuo2019) and on the Facebook Group.

Sarah J Maxwell, Designs by Sarah J

Tiffany Hayes, Needle in a Hayes Stack

Elisabeth Hardy, Elisabew Quilts

Karen O'Connor, Lady K Quilts

Dolores Smith, Timeworn Toolbox Designs

Giuseppe Ribaudo, aka Giucy Guice


BLOCK FIVE--Mix It Up Quilt Along
BLOCK THREE--Mix It Up Quilt Along