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Sweet Blossoms Quilt
Finished size: 42" x 53"

Sweet Blossoms Quilt

The Sweet Blossoms Quilt and Mug Rugs are Jeanne Rae Crafts' Block of the Month project for 2017. We've featured a BOM project every year since 1998, making this project our 20th! Come back monthly for each succeeding step.

The Sweet Blossoms Quilt features blocks that are both appliqued and pieced. The appliqué in this quilt was designed with machine appliqué in mind but is still suitable for hand appliqué. Best of all, a portion of each block is the perfect size for a mug rug!

Sweet Blossoms block and mug rug

The twelve steps to making the blocks will be introduced throughout the year with the finishing directions to end the year's lessons. This quilt can be made with coordinating fabrics, or each block could have its own color scheme using scraps or fat quarters. Whichever you choose, it will be a cheerful lap quilt, or wall hanging, or even a mug rug!



Fabrics needed:
  • Background - 5/8 yd.
  • Light - 3/8 yd.
  • Medium 1 - 1/2 yd.
  • Medium 2 - 1/8 yd.
  • Dark - 7/8 yd. (for blocks and border 1)
  • Coordinating fabric - 1/2 yd. (for block rectangles and sashing cornerstones)
  • Sashing - 5/8 yd.
  • Leaves and flower centers - fat quarters or scraps
  • Binding - 1/2 yd.
  • Backing/batting - 2 1/2 yd.
Sweet Blossoms Quilt
Blocks


Coreopsis

1. Coreopsis

Daisy

2. Daisy

Periwinkle

3. Periwinkle

Dahlia

4. Dahlia

Bachelor Button

5. Bachelor Button

Zinnia

6. Zinnia

Sweet Blossoms Quilt
Blocks


Sunflower

7. Sunflower

Pansy

8. Pansy

Sweet Blossoms Quilt Blocks

To make the 12 blocks, cut :

  • Background - cut 12 - 6½” x 6½”
  • Coordinating fabric - cut 12 - 3½” x 9½”

Coreopsis - Block measures 6 1/2” x 9 1/2” unfinished.
Cut:
  • Medium 1 - cut 1 - 2 5/8” x 2 5/8”
  • Medium 1 - cut 1 - 4 1/4” x 4 1/4”; cut diagonally twice to make 4 triangles (you will only use 2).
  • Dark - cut 1 - 4 1/4” x 4 1/4”; cut diagonally twice to make 4 triangles.
  1. Stitch a medium triangle to a dark triangle. Press seams toward the dark. Repeat to make 2. Stitch a dark triangle on each end of the square. Press seams toward the dark. Stitch the rows together.

    Coreopsis drawing

  2. Applique the Coreopsis to a 6½” x 6½” background using the method of your choice. When printing the pattern, be sure to print at the "Actual Size" setting. Stitch the pieced square from step 1 to the background square.
  3. Stitch a 3½” x 9½” rectangle to the top of the block.

Coreopsis block
Coreopsis applique pattern



Daisy - Block measures 6 1/2” x 9 1/2” unfinished.
Cut:
  • Medium 1 - cut 2 - 2 3/8” x 2 3/8”; cut diagonally to make 4 triangles
  • Medium 1 - cut 1 - 4 1/4” x 4 1/4”; cut diagonally twice to make 4 triangles (you will only use 2).
  • Dark - cut 2 - 2 5/8” x 2 5/8”
  1. Stitch a medium triangle to a dark triangle. Press seams toward the dark. Stitch a light triangle to the opposite side of the dark triangle. Repeat to make 2 of these units. Stitch units together. Add the final 2 light triangles at each outer corner

    Daisy drawing

  2. Applique the Daisy to a 6½” x 6½” background using the method of your choice. When printing the pattern, be sure to print at the "Actual Size" setting. Stitch the pieced square from step 1 to the background square.
  3. Stitch a 3½” x 9½” rectangle to the top of the block.

Daisy block
Daisy applique pattern



Periwinkle - Block measures 6 1/2” x 9 1/2” unfinished.
Cut:
  • Medium - cut 4 - 2” x 2”.
  • Dark - cut 4 - 2” x 2”.
  1. Stitch a dark square to a medium square; press towards the dark. Repeat to make 8 units. Stitch 2 units together to make a 4-patch. Repeat with remaining units. Stitch the 2 4-patches together.

    Periwinkle drawing

  2. Applique the Periwinkle to a 6½” x 6½” background using the method of your choice. Stitch the pieced square from step 1 to the background square.
  3. Stitch a 3½” x 9½” rectangle to the top of the block.

Periwinkle block
Periwinkle applique pattern



Dahlia - Block measures 6 1/2” x 9 1/2” unfinished.
Cut:
  • Light - cut 2 - 2 3/8” x 2 3/8”; cut in half diagonally to make 4 triangles.
  • Medium - cut 2 - 2 3/8” x 2 3/8”; cut in half diagonally to make 4 triangles.
  • Medium - cut 4 - 2" x 2".
  1. Stitch the medium triangles to light triangles.

    Dahlia drawing 1

  2. Stitch the triangle squares to the medium squares as a four patch.

    Dahlia drawing 2

  3. Stitch the four patches together to complete the pieced block.

    Dahlia drawing 3

  4. Applique the Dahlia to a 6½” x 6½” background using the method of your choice. Stitch the pieced square from step 1 to the background square.
  5. Stitch a 3½” x 9½” rectangle to the top of the block.

Dahlia block
Dahlia applique pattern



Bachelor Button - Block measures 6 1/2” x 9 1/2” unfinished.
Cut:
  • Light - cut 2 - 2 3/8” x 2 3/8”; cut in half diagonally to make 4 triangles.
  • Medium - cut 4 - 2 3/8” x 2 3/8”; cut in half diagonally to make 8 triangles.
  • Dark - cut 2 - 2 3/8” x 2 3/8”; cut in half diagonally to make 4 triangles.
  1. Stitch triangles together as illustrated. Piece 4 of the resulting squares as a four patch, repeat to make one for the top and one for the bottom of the design.

    Bachelor Button drawing 1

  2. Stitch the 2 “four patches” together to complete the pieced block.

    Bachelor Button drawing 2



  3. Applique the Bachelor Button to a 6½” x 6½” background using the method of your choice. Stitch the pieced square from step 1 to the background square.

  4. Stitch a 3½” x 9½” rectangle to the bottom of the block.

Bachelor Button block

Bachelor Button applique pattern



Zinnia - Block measures 6 1/2” x 9 1/2” unfinished.
Cut:
  • Light - cut 1 - 4 1/4” x 4 1/4”; cut in half diagonally twice to make 4 triangles (you will only use 2).
  • Medium - cut 4 - 2 3/8” x 2 3/8”; cut in half diagonally to make 8 triangles.
  • Dark - cut 1 - 4 1/4” x 4 1/4”; cut in half diagonally twice to make 4 triangles (you will only use 2).
  1. Stitch triangles a medium triangle to one side of a light triangle; repeat for the other side. Repeat for all remaining triangles to make 4 “flying geese”. Stitch the 4 “flying geese” together.

    Zinnia drawing

  2. Applique the Zinnia to a 6½” x 6½” background using the method of your choice. Stitch the pieced square from step 1 to the background square.

  3. Stitch a 3½” x 9½” rectangle to the bottom of the block.

Zinnia block

Zinnia applique pattern



Sunflower - Block measures 6 1/2” x 9 1/2” unfinished.
Cut:
  • Medium - cut 2 - 1 1/4” x 6 1/2”.
  • Dark - cut 2 - 1 1/4” x 6 1/2”.
  1. Stitch the 4 strips together, alternating medium and dark.

    Sunflower drawing

  2. Applique the Sunflower to a 6½” x 6½” background using the method of your choice. Stitch the pieced square from step 1 to the background square.

  3. Stitch a 3½” x 9½” rectangle to the bottom of the block.

Sunflower block

Sunflower applique pattern



Pansy - Block measures 6 1/2” x 9 1/2” unfinished.
Cut:
  • Light - cut 1 - 4 1/4” x 4 1/4”; cut in half diagonally twice to make 4 triangles (you will only use 2).
  • Medium - cut 1 - 4 1/4” x 4 1/4”; cut in half diagonally twice to make 4 triangles (you will only use 2).
  • Medium - cut 2 - 2 3/8” x 2 3/8”; cut in half diagonally to make 4 triangles.
  • Dark - cut 1 - 4 1/4” x 4 1/4”; cut in half diagonally twice to make 4 triangles (you will only use 2).
  1. Stitch small and large triangles into rows as illustrated. Stitch together the rows to complete.

    Sunflower drawing

  2. Applique the Pansy to a 6½” x 6½” background using the method of your choice. Stitch the pieced square from step 1 to the background square.

  3. Stitch a 3½” x 9½” rectangle to the top of the block.

Sunflower block

Pansy applique pattern



Bonus!!! Sweet Blossoms Mug Rug

Sweet Blossoms block and mug rug

To make a Mug Rug:

  1. Make any of the Sweet Blossoms quilt blocks Steps 1 and 2.
  2. Fuse or baste 6 1/2"x 9 1/2" batting to the wrong side of the quilt block.
  3. Cut 6 1/2"x 9 1/2" backing; layer backing wrong side up, quilt top/batting right side up and baste within the 1/4" seam allowance. Quilt as desired.
  4. Cut at least 36" of a 2 1/4" strip. Fold in half along the long side and press. Bind your mug rug, mitering corners. Enjoy a cup of tea on your Sweet Blossoms mug rug!



Please note:
  • This project will be available all through 2017.
  • These patterns are for personal use only. Any other use requires express written permission by the designer.
  • All designs ©2017 Jeanne R. Prue, all rights reserved.
  • The information on this site is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given nor results guaranteed.







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