Sew the Quilt Blocks
- Sew a 2-1/2" x 11" orange strip to a neutral strip of the same size. Press seam allowance towards the orange strip.
- Use your rotary cutting equipment to square up one end of the strip set, and then cut (4) 2-1/2" segments from it.
- Arrange two segments as shown, one flipped around so that like-colors are diagonal from each other. Sew together, butting seams for a perfect match. Press seam allowance either way. The resulting four patch unit should measure 4-1/2" x 4-1/2".
- Make one more four patch unit from the remaining two segments.
- Sew a four patch unit to the left side of a 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" pink square, taking care to orient the orange squares in the smaller unit as shown, bottom left illustration. Press seam allowance towards the pink square.
- Repeat, making an identical row from the remaining patches.
- Sew the rows together, flipping one around so that orange squares flow along the entire diagonal of the block. Press seam allowance either direction.
- The Double Four Patch quilt block should measure 8-1/2" x 8-1/2". If it doesn't, read How to Fix Problem Quilt Blocks for tips to help you square it up.