Last week, when I returned from our first all family camping trip back to Vermont in 25 years, I offered to launder my son's quilts while the weather is still fine. Needless to say, he took me up on the offer rather quickly and showed up with a TUB full of his quilts the next day.
The first batch were patterns that I've written over the years, but don't actually own a quilt from them anymore so it was fun to be temporarily reunited with them!
This simple Rectangle 4-Patch has been my go-to pattern for over a decade when I get ahold of a flannel with a terrific large scale print.
Here's a close-up of my son's version. He fishes.
This is the original one -- very simple -- over the years I modified the scale of the blocks and when I wrote the pattern, I included sizes from a lap robe up to a double size quilt.
The quilting is simple as you can see and it's an easy finish which makes it a great gift quilt! I've also used it to teach teenagers basic cutting and piecing skills. I'm looking forward to my teaching my own granddaughter how to make it!
I decided to pull the pattern out of my archives and offer it up on CRAFTSY. The 4-Patch Rectangle Throw is just $2 and can be downloaded as a PDF on the spot!! The pattern includes three sizes -- lap, twin, and double.
And so my CRAFTSY shop opens -- I have simple patterns to add in coming weeks!!