I’ve had some ask for more information regarding this pattern. It is basically only 2 blocks. One block is the basic 3-1/2 inch 4-patch, from which you can get these by doing strip pieces. You will need 160 4-patches. The other block is the “hatchet” block, you take your background and make 160, 3-1/2 inch blocks and then take 2, 2-inch squares to make the flip and sew edges. After that it is all just placement. I made 20 big blocks, with 4 blocks across and 5 rows in all. Without borders it measures 49×61-1/2 inches. I will cut my inner border 2 inches wide and my outer border will probably be about 5 or 6 inches wide. It should finish about 57×69.
Please note that the pictures I’ve shared in this post have been ones from prior posts.
This is a good exchange with friends. We had 6 people in our swap and we traded 3, 4-patches and 6, 2-inch squares each month, for 9 months. We ended up with 162 4-patch blocks and 162 2-inch squares, so that will give you a couple left over in the end.
One little side note, you want to use fabrics that will not get lost in your background. In other words, try to not use any blocks that are predominantly white, they just don’t show up very well.