It’s a Classic Kinda Day: Four Buds

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Good Morning!

This week I wanted to show you the Four Buds block. Four Buds is another block from a quilt I made many years ago.


To make this Classic block you will need the following templates.

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The template kits for all my Classics are available through Sue Daley stockists and can be bought directly through Patchwork With Busyfingers. This block should measure 12½” when pieced together (12″ finished).

Many of these blocks can be machine or hand-pieced, depending on your preferences and what you feel most comfortable with. I personally prefer to hand-piece these blocks.

Four Buds Block

Following the hand piecing instructions sew the 4-B pieces around piece A as shown in the diagram.

shape layout 1

Finger press the seams.

Sew 1-D piece and 1-E piece together as shown in the diagram.

shape layout 2

Finger press seams.

Sew 1-DR piece and 1-ER piece together as shown in the diagram.

shape layout 3

Press carefully.

Take a DE set and DRER set and sew to 1-C piece as shown in the diagram.

shape layout 4

Finger press the seams.

Using one continous thread sew each set into each corner of the block.

shape layout 5

Press carefully.

The block should now measure 12½” square.

The block should look like this once complete.


You can easily change the look of these blocks by experimenting with fabric placement. Here are a few basic layouts for you to try.



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