4 Patches on the Diagonal

Click here to download instructions for 4 Patches on the Diagonal (PDF file)

Because my quilts are scrappy and made from stash, fabric yardage calculations for most of my quilt instructions are not  available and when included, they are estimates only – click here for more information.

If you have problems opening the above link, right click on it and save it to your computer and then open it. Email me with any questions or problems at mmcjohnson@gmail.com

My finished quilt


My EQ drawing


How about a RWB version?

RWB 4 Patches on the diiagonal

Here’s a Christmas version Jackie made … Note how she got a second light diagonal line by rotating her 4 patches in the block. I did the same thing in the RWB version. Please note the 4 patches were not rotated that way in the original quilt.


11 thoughts on “4 Patches on the Diagonal”

  1. Wonderful site.I love specially the log cabin that is on the top of this page.
    I’m from Brasil, and a friend indicate your site to me.
    Thanks for everithing.
    Kisses and hugs,

  2. Thank you so much for this wonderful pattern. I love scrapquilts. And this this one is really a “must have” quilt.
    Renate from Geermany

  3. Mary – Kay — thank you thank you thank you — have been looking for quilts to use up some of my many scraps — your quilts are beautiful and Iwill try this one this week end and this one is especially nice.

  4. Love the scrappy look of this. I’ve made one with plain blocks where your HST’s are and I loved the way it looked. I’ve got some HST’s and this would be a perfect pattern for using some up. Thanks!!

  5. hello mary, thanks for the 4 ptches quilt. that the templates I like, so I can make it with all my scraps.
    have a good day
    much greetings elfriede from österreich

  6. Mary I just finished wrapping up my latest swap where we swapped scrappy 4-patches… and I’m going to share the link to this pattern with all of my ladies. I know several of them already have plans for theirs as this is a VERY Versatile unit that Bonnie Hunter uses often in her patterns…

    Can you believe that just a few weeks ago I had over 4,000 scrappy 4-patches across my guest bed? yep… 33 swappers! 🙂 and there are already plans to have an ongoing scrappy 4 patch swap for next year! 😛

    Love the dark colors mixed up within your pattern. I have new to me EQ and will hope to download your file. Thanks for sharing! Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  7. I started this just cause I like the looks of it. I got one block together and a few others cut out. It is a nice easy flow pattern. I’m not supposed to be starting anything new till I do a few ufo’s but couldn’t resist. I’ll do them as leaders/enders as I work the UFOs. That’ll be legal, right? LOL
    Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. This looks like a great pattern. I was going to use another one the required 4 4-patches but I’ll get it done faster if I use 2 4-patches and 2 solid squares instead.

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