Wedding Bouquet Quilt Block

Wedding bouquet quilt block

Wedding bouquet quilt block

The wedding bouquet quilt block is particularly apt as we build up towards my son’s wedding in August.  I have no idea what sort of bouquet Katy will carry, but I know that blue is one of her colours.

I have made it here as a 12″ finished size block.

Cutting requirements for the wedding bouquet quilt block

2.1/2″ squares:  eight white

2.7/8″ squares:  fourteen blue, fourteen white

Make half square triangle units

Make half square triangle units

Making the wedding bouquet quilt block

Make half square triangles with the 2.7/8″ squares.  Place a blue and a white square 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 give you two half square triangle units which are now 2.1/2″ squares.  Press the seam allowance towards the blue and trim the corners.

Wedding bouquet quilt block layout

Wedding bouquet quilt block layout

Lay the squares out in six rows of six.  There’s a half square triangle in each corner with the white triangle on the outside.  The white squares are placed on either side of each corner.

The blue diamond in the middle is formed using four half square triangles.  There is a V shape in the middle of each edge, formed with four half square triangles, pointing in towards the middle of the block.  The other shape that can help with placement is the butterfly type shape formed in each corner with two half square triangles.

Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows together to complete the wedding bouquet quilt block.

Wedding bouquet quilt image with sashing

Wedding bouquet quilt image with sashing

Wedding bouquet quilt image with plain blocks

Wedding bouquet quilt image with plain blocks

I looked at a quilt design made with the wedding bouquet quilt blocks only, but to be honest it just looked messy.  So I tried one with sashing just to give a little separation as you can see on the left.  On the right you can see how the blocks look with an even greater separation given by plain blue blocks.

I think that if I used this block it would probably be using just one block, perhaps in a sampler quilt.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I hope to see you again soon.

Rose

 

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Comments

  1. Hi Rose, just found your blog and it’s delightful. For the wedding bouquet block, I agree that it looks a bit cluttered as a quilt on its own. But have you looked at a darker sashing, maybe the same blue or even a second contrast color? The white sashing isn’t quite the right fix to me. Thanks, Terri.

    • Hi Terri. Great idea – I think that I could have tried a second contrast colour. It was tempting to put an additional colour in the block itself, but then it wouldn’t have been the wedding bouquet block.

  2. Dear Rose – a stunner. Thank you for showing both larger versions. I think the one with the blue blocks is my favourite. Blue is one of my best colours. Could your future d-I-l perhaps carry it as a wrapping for her bouquet. You could lend it to her and then she will have something borrowed and something blue. Just a thought. all best Janny

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