Do you need a quick quilt top for a gift?
Do you just need a quick quilting fix?

I have taught this class several times over the last few years, at retreats and
in other arenas.  Dozens of happy students are thrilled, with the quick and
easy, quilt top they make in this class.  You will be happy too, with your
completed quilt top.

Most quilters finish their quilt tops, in 4 or 5 hours.  

Fabric Supplies:
1 yard of a dark fabric
1 yard of a medium fabric
1 yard of border fabric
2 1/2 yards of  background fabric.
(Yardage is generous to allow for mis-cuts).

Please make sure you have a good contrast between the background
fabric,  the medium fabric and the dark fabric, to ensure the design of the
pattern will stand out.  Please see the samples below, and pick your fabrics
carefully.  Quilt top finishes at approximately 60 x 72, depending on your

Here are some pictures of the "Four Hour Quilt",  made in recent classes.  

Please note, the nice outcome of the quilt top, when there is a definite
contrast between the 3 fabrics. Or the not so nice outcome, when there is
busy background fabric, or when there is not a clear contrast, between the
medium fabric, the dark fabric and the background fabric.

Please see the quilts made and please pick your fabric combinations
Quick and Easy,
Carpenter Star, Quilt Top
AKA.....The Four Hour Quilt Top
60" x 72"
Please be careful when choosing your
fabrics.  See the results, when there is
not enough contrast to your 3 fabrics.
Texas Quilt Machines
***Please Note***
There are lots of ways to make Half Square Triangle Units.
Use your favorite Half Square Triangle Technique.

All Squares, Blocks or Units for this quilt measure 6 1/2 inches
un-finished, or 6 inches finished.
(Everyone calls the units something different).

The Border is made with 4 strips of fabric
6 1/2 inches x 60 1/2 inches
All of the blocks, units or squares should measure un-finished size
at 6 1/2 inches.
The finished size of the blocks and squares will measure 6 inches finished.

Make the following units:
32 Plain Fabric Block - Background Squares
16 Half Square Triangle Blocks - Background Fabric and Fabric One
16 Half Square Triangle Blocks - Background Fabric and Fabric Two
16 Half Square Triangle Blocks - Fabric One and Fabric Two
Layout the squares according to the quilt top above.
Sew the blocks together with 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Add a 6 1/2 inch X 60 1/2 inch borders to both of the sides.
Add a 6 1/2 inch X 60 1/2 inch borders to the top and the bottom of the quilt.
Quilt and enjoy!