An Updated Classic Makes a Lovely Modern Quilt
Construction is Simplified for Wonderful Results!
A vintage block has been updated for today’s quilter in this beautiful quilt. Construction has been simplified and the stems have been elongated for a lovely design.
The block itself can be used in many different projects. The pattern includes instructions for a table runner, lap quilt or table topper (shown here) and bed sized quilts.
Simple piecing creates the flowers while the stems are done with hand applique (or consider machine stitching, for example this machine method). A Clover half-inch bias tape maker speeds construction of the stems. Or, consider using rick rack for the stems in smaller quilts.
Watch as Kimberly from the Fat Quarter Shop demonstrates how the blocks go together. She prefers applique pins for applying the stems.
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Learn more about this quilt and see blocks in other colors here.
Block by April of Janda Bend Quilts.
Block with rick rack stems by Sondra from Out of the Blue Quilts.
Block by Pam from Pam Kitty Morning.
The block pattern is available for free. It finishes at 14″ square.
An inexpensive pattern includes instructions for the following quilt sizes:
- Tablerunner – 44.5″ x 76.5″
- Lap – 44.5″ x 44.5″
- Queen – 80.5″ x 80.5″
- King – 112.5″ x 112.5″