Yes, you read right. My daughter and now a friend of mine are just starting out on the quilting road. Sarah doesn't have a sewing machine yet and my friend has yet to dust off the one that she has, so hand sewing it has to be. Having shown them how to do a Japanese Folded Patchwork block I've taking time to photograph a tutorial, so here goes.
Draw a square (in this case 3") on card and find the centre. Using a pair of compasses put the point in the centre of the square and take the pencil end out to just a smidgen beyond the corner of the square and draw a circle. Cut out
Next take the fabric for the circle and put the template and mark around the circumference. Cut a quarter inch away from the marked circle, eyeballing it, or you can mark using ruler as here
Using tacking thread knotted at one end, sew a running stitch approx. one eighth inch in. Replace the circle template to draw the tacking stitches in
Press the circle and remove the template.
Place the a square of wadding and contrasting fabric on top of the pressed circle
Slip stitch through the top fabric, middle and wadding, but not right through to the back
Done in a very short time and as it's 3 layers it is a quilt. There you are - a 3" quilt!
I then made 3 more this afternoon. Working from scraps one block (the one above) is lighter than the other 3, but didn't have enough to make 4 in the darker green.
The middles are cut from some Japanese charm squares.