Thursday, February 27, 2020

Strawberry Quilt Block Tutorial

It's National Strawberry Day! So I designed a super simple strawberry quilt block for my National Days scrap quilt!

But first, yesterday my laptop had to go to "computer immediate care" because it wouldn't come on, so since I couldn't work on my block and post, I played with my photo app and put all of the blocks I've done so far into a grid. Here are the first 30 of 144!

It's so much fun to see them all together! It gives me motivation to keep going. Here's a pic of them lined up on my favorite entry way rug.

Okay, onto the strawberry! I love strawberries! This one is super quick and easy!

Fabric A (background):
(2) 1 1/2" sq.
(2) 2 x 3"
(1) 2 x 3 1/2"
(2) 4" sq.

Fabric B (strawberry):
(1) 7 x 8 1/2"

Fabric C (stem):
(2) 2" sq.

Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.

~Using the above method, (2) 2" sq. of Fabric C and a 2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-long edge at the top, make one unit.

~Repeat using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and 7 x 8 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top. Turn this unit around, and repeat in the remaining corners with (2) 4" sq.

~Assemble as shown below using scant quarter inch seams.

You should have an 8 1/2" sq. (8" finished) strawberry quilt block! Here is how my scrappy strawberry turned out.
We had a strawberry patch growing up and it used to be my job to pick the berries all summer. My grandparents also had a huge strawberry patch, so this is a fun block to have in my quilt. And.. see that little scrap at the left shoulder of my strawberry? The green with what looks like a lime slice on it? That's a very small scrap out of my late grandma's vintage scrap bag. 💗🍓  My favorite little bit of this block! 

This is a pretty quick block and only took a few minutes to stitch after the pieces were cut. That's it for National Strawberry Day! I'll have to look at the calendar again to see if any really interesting days are coming up. Thanks for stopping by today, and if you make any blocks and post them online, tag them with #nationaldaysquiltblocks, and don't forget to tag me! (@kellifanninquilts on IG) You can also check out other blocks in the sew along group on my FB page, if you're interested.

I'll be back soon with some more block tutorials and some fun news! Hope you're having a great week.

Happy Stitching!



This is so cute. I love the little pieces from your grandmother. Thank you. This will be a pretty pot holder

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