I hope you
have dug out some scraps to sew together for this Flower Garden path. Ours is
built with the green grass and the yellow sun to go through our flowers.
build it with scrappy four patches. You need 182 - 4 patches – it’s a long
strips from your greens and yellows.
Sew a yellow
strip to a green strip. Strip piece these and make them scrappy!
I put the
green strip on the bottom and put the yellow on top, and sew with the right
sides together. Continue to chain piece these units. I used 2” strips cut from a fat quarter so
they were 18” long.
strips apart and take to the ironing board. Press seam allowance toward the
Now to the
cutting mat. I place two pressed strips together, right sides facing each other,
(green with yellow) and the seams should butt together. Cut them into 2”
sections. I could get enough for 4 four patches from one 18” strip pair. Keep
these pairs together. They are ready to sew!Sew them by chain piecing these pairs together. This makes your 4 patch.
and press. I press this seam open. Yup! Quilt police haven’t caught me yet…
You will also need 12 Half 4-patches.
I used the
easy angle ruler to make my angles.
half 4-patch: Cut a 2” green square from
your green garden path strips.
yellow triangles – put 2 – 2” yellows strips right sides together. Cut a
triangle from strip set. Make a straight edge down the left side of the strip
and line up the EZ angle ruler on the 2” measurement, cut across the angle,
turn the ruler and cut another matching set –black point down. This one will
leave the edge straight. This gives you 2 pairs. You need one pair per half 4
triangles to the square like the top-left picture.
You can cut a yellow 2 3/8” square and cut diagonally once for the angle
if you prefer. But this will give you bias edges on the outside edge. Don’t