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
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.
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.
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.
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