August 4

T-QUARTET, 3″, Dark

Called T-Quartette by the Ladies Art Company, this is another old block that dates back to c. 1895. It was also called Tete a Tete by Hearth and Home in the same general time frame.

The fascinating thing about this block is that it creates a tessellation, that is a repeating interlocking pattern. Jinny Beyer is the quilter’s expert on tessellating designs, and I know I’ve spent many hours studying her book from 1999, Designing Tessellations. Here’s a primer from Jinny’s website.

4 T Quartet
Today’s Block

August 4 key
Fabric Key for Cutting

August 4 cut

August 4 sew

Download 4 August instructions (as .pdf).


Beyer, J. (1999) Designing Tesselations: The Secrets of Interlocking Patterns
Contemporary Books: USA

Beyer, J. (2016), Tips and Lessons – Tessellations’ in
Viewed:, 3 August, 2016.

Brackman, B. (2012) BlockBase Version 2.2, “T Quartette”
The Electric Quilt Company: Ohio, USA