Minimal fabric is required for each block, and the design is suitable for a scrap quilt that can draw from your fabric stash. On page 3, you'll find a quilt that's made with two different block variations. The same fabrics are used in all quilt blocks, but they're sewn in different portions of the block.
Identical blocks don't work as well when sewn side-by-side, because when all corner triangles are the same, they come together at block intersections to create a one-color quarter square triangle unit. Using two or more colors for your corners offers much more visual movement.
Finished Quilt Block Size: 11-1/4" x 11-1/4"
Use fabrics as illustrated, or substitute your own colors.
Cutting for ONE Improved Four Patch Quilt BlockLight neutral, apricot to yellowish, for large 4-patch squares: (2) 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" squares
Deep gold for small squares in patchwork 4-patch: (1) strip, 2-1/2" x 11"
Red for small squares in patchwork 4-patch: (1) strip, 2-1/2" x 11"
Dark brown for outer corners: (2) 6-5/8" x 6-5/8" squares, each cut once diagonally to make a total of four corner triangles (corner triangle instructions).