QUILT BLOCK PATTERNS – PANSY BLOCK
Pansy quilt blocks are almost always applique blocks. I was asked recently for a piece pansy quilt block pattern and I was amazed when I looked on the internet to see how complicated the piece pansy blocks seem to be. I decided to make one broadly based on the ones that I had found – but much more simple and easy to make.
Making the pansy quilt block
I began with a quarter square triangle in black and yellow in the middle of the block. To make this, cut a 3.1/4″ square in black and in yellow. Place them right sides together and draw a line along the diagonal. Sew a seam 1/4″ either side of the line and cut along the line to make two half square triangle units.
Place these two units with right sides together and mark the diagonal. Sew a seam 1/4″ either side of the marked line and when you cut the line you will have two quarter square triangle units. You need just one for each pansy quilt block.
The quarter square triangle will be in the centre of the pieced pansy quilt block. Cut four strips of yellow fabric 2.1/2″ by 5.1/2″. These will separate the quarters of the pansy petals from each other.
Making the petals of the pansy quilt block
Cut four 3″ green squares, eight 2″ green squares and four 5.1/2″ purple squares. Place a 3″ green square in the corner of a purple square, mark the diagonal and sew along the marked line. Cut off the excess two layers of fabric as shown.
Repeat the process with two 2″ green squares in the corners either side of the 3″ square and then do the same with all four purple squares. These are the petals of the pansy and the green represents the leaves.
Place the pansy petal blocks in each corner with the 3″ square in the corner of the block. Sew the patches together across the three rows and then sew the rows together to complete a very simple pieced pansy quilt block.