Peony Forget Me Nots Quilt Block

Peony forget me nots quilt block

Peony forget me nots quilt block

The Peony Forget Me Nots quilt block is one that I should have made a long time ago – it is so pretty and very simple to make.  It’s classified as a four patch block and I have made it here as a 16″ square.

Cutting requirements for the peony forget me nots quilt block

2.1/2″ squares:  twelve blue, twelve white, sixteen red

2.7/8″ squares:  four each in pink and white, six each in red and white, two each in red and pink

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

Making the peony forget me nots quilt block

Use the 2.7/8″ squares to make half square triangles in the colour pairings listed above.  Place two squares with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal.  Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line.  This will produce two half square triangles which are now 2.1/2″ squares.  Press the seam allowances towards the darker fabric and trim the two corners where the triangle tips stick out.

Layout incorrect on bottom left

Layout incorrect on bottom left

Peony forget me nots quilt block layout

Peony forget me nots quilt block layout

This block can best be made in four quarters as it is a symmetrical block.  Lay the squares out in four rows of four as shown – except for the bottom left corner, which I have misplaced.  I have included this photo because it shows the rest of the layout clearly.  The correct bottom row is shown on the right – with the red forming a sort of boat shape.

Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the block.  This is one quarter of the full peony forget me nots quilt block, so you will need to make another three of them.

Four quarter blocks

Four quarter blocks

Lay the quarter blocks out in two rows of two.  You will need to rotate the blocks in order to make the design.  Make sure that the three white squares are always in the corners and that the blue squares always lie across the corners.

Sew the quarter blocks together in pairs and then sew the pairs together to complete the peony forget me nots quilt block.

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  1. Oh Rose its beautiful.

  2. Catherine Eddy says:

    Another lovely pattern. I subscribed to your you tube channel quite a while ago. I really enjoy your patterns. I am a senior and I live in Canada. I find that you are very easy to understand.Thank you Catherine E

    • Thanks for your kind comments, Catherine. So many projects seem more simple when they are broken down into small steps.

  3. A very pretty block.

  4. Janet Owen says:

    Thank you again for the talk in Llanidloes and the lovely fabrics you brought. I’m looking forward to my weekly e- mail. Best wishes from Janet.

    • Hi Janet. I had a lovely afternoon and was made to feel very welcome. I hope you enjoy the quilt patterns – I’m just working on tomorrow’s quilt now.

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