Straw Flowers Quilt Block Pattern

Straw flowers quilt block

Straw flowers quilt block

The straw flowers quilt block looks as it sounds – I can visualise the dark green as leaves with the light green as flowers.  It’s classified as a nine patch block and I’ve made it here as an 18″ square finished size.

Cutting requirements for the straw flowers quilt block

3.1/2″ squares:  four dark green, twelve white

3.7/8″ squares:  ten light green, six white, four dark green




Make half square triangle units

Make half square triangle units

Making the straw flowers quilt block

Make half square triangle units with the 3.7/8″ squares.  Place a light green square right sides together with either a dark green or a white square 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 triangle units which are now 3.1/2″ squares.

Central area layout

Central area layout

I am showing the layout of the central area first.  In the middle there is a dark green/light green pinwheel.  Added to each dark green blade of the pinwheel are a dark green square and a dark green/light green half square triangle.  These are placed so that the dark green forms a large triangle in each case.  There is one remaining space along each edge of this area and that is filled with a white square.

Straw flowers quilt block layout

Straw flowers quilt block layout

The outer frame is made using three light green/white half square triangles and two white squares along each edge.  If you start in the top left square and follow the outer edge of the block round in a clockwise direction, you’ll see that the pattern repeats itself all the way round the edge.

Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the straw flowers quilt block.

Straw flowers quilt idea

Straw flowers quilt idea

For a quilt idea, I have just shown nine blocks sewn together in three rows of three.  I rather like the way you can now see small light green/white pinwheels where the blocks join together.

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Rose

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  1. Hi Rose, what a statement. I love the simple beauty of just two colors. I’m going thru my stash of yardage to make this one this weekend. Going to start with a table topper first.
    Thank you. What’s on your agenda for this weekend?

    • Thanks, Linda – I also felt that it was a striking quilt block. My weekend is going to be spent finishing quilts – I’m on a mission to reduce my UFO pile.

  2. Keeping the colours simple is visually very pleasing. You have some lovely fabrics and never-ending wonderful quilting patterns.

    • Aw, thank you, June. I have way too much fabric – I can’t seem to go out without finding a fabric that I just can’t live without! My latest acquisition is two rolls of Liberty fabric (which obviously I couldn’t live without!).

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