Saturday, November 28, 2020

Poppy Flower Quilt Block Tutorial




Finally! 🙌

I'm so glad to have made it through the May blocks for my National Day scrap quilt project! This is the last one, for Memorial Day, May 31st. For this one I did a red poppy. (There are some super fun blocks for June.)




When I was drawing the poppy, I googled it and found out that the red poppy came to symbolize Memorial Day because it was the first flower to grow in the torn up battlefields after the battles in WWI. There's more to the story but that's the cliff notes version.

And guess what!? This block doesn't have any of those pesky skinny 1" strips or squares. The smallest piece is 1 1/2" sq. It's pretty simple compared to some of the recent blocks.

Here's how it goes together.




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


Fabric B (red petals):
(8) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(4) 2 1/2" sq.
(4) 3 1/2" sq.


Fabric C (black center):
(4) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 2 1/2" sq.


Fabric D (dark gray center):
(4) 1 1/2" 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 above method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B and 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric A, make one unit. Be sure to trim, flip and press the first corner before stitching the second corner. You're basically making a flying geese unit. REPEAT for total of four of these units.

*Using the same steps, 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C-left upper corner, 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D-right upper corner, and 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric B, make one unit. REPEAT for total of four of these units.

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Left Upper Clip & Flip

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






*Using the above method, 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and 3 1/2" sq. of Fabric B, make one unit. REPEAT for total of four of these units.

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Assemble poppy block as shown below using scant quarter inch seams. Block will be 8 1/2" sq. at this point, 8" when finished in quilt.






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That's all for this poppy block.

I mocked up a poppy quilt to see what it would look like. I love that a lot of these blocks would make fun one block scrap quilts.






I'll link it up over on the National Day blocks page with the other tutorials. This is 79/144. 

Just wait until you see the block for June 1st. haha! I'll be back soon. 

I hope you're having a great long weekend!

Happy Stitching!

xoxo


Links to other free sewalongs:

Link to Nat'l Days Quilt Blocks:

2 comments...:

Jolie said...

Supper Cute! I never knew that about the poppy. I've wondered why the UK wear it. It will make a wonderful quilt too! :)Thank you Kelli

Thank you for this gorgeous poppy block, I love it.

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