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Tall Flowers in May

May is a month for flowers, and the Little Bit Different block of the month is all about rectangular blocks so I bring you Tall Flowers.

tall flowers little bit different block

You can download the instructions for free here!

And if you are looking for ideas on how to combine the blocks into a quilt, I am hosting a free workshop all about Modern Samplers on May 4th. Get all the details and register here.

Make a Tall Flowers block

This block is a good place to use up scraps since it features stitch-n-flip corners. Small bits of green for the outer corners make a leafy (or grassy) background, while you can choose white, pink, yellow, or just about any color of the rainbow for the flower centers. These small squares will be placed on the flower petal rectangles, which I decided to make purple.

fabric for tall flower blocks

Placement is key to get the movement of the block. Two of the rectangles will have green corners at the top, or the skinny edge, while the other two will have green squares on the long edge.

corner squares

Lay the purple rectangles so both are standing tall, then add the yellow corners to the bottom to form the flower’s center. With top green corners, the yellow center is in the bottom right corner, while the side green corners have yellow centers at the bottom left, as shown.

center fabric placement

Sew the squares in place, from corner to corner, then trim away the extra layers of fabric, and press the units.

stitch-n-flip corners

Pair the units with the top green corners on the left and the side green corners on the right. Sew two pairs, then sew the final seam to make the block.

half of tall flower block

Flower Market quilt

I am making the final calculations for putting the Tall Flower blocks together in a pattern I am calling, Flower Market.

flower market lap quilt

As with all the patterns in the Little Bit Different collection, there are three sizes: lap, twin and queen. The Flower Market pattern would be a great place to show off those big bold prints – just use a plain rectangle of floral fabric instead of the pieced blocks! Leave a comment below telling me your favorite flower.

Since we will end up with twelve blocks at the end of the BOM program, I have a mock up for the Flower Market quilt showing how you might choose to add some plain rectangles into the layout and feature all twelve of the monthly blocks.

flower market 12 blocks

Purchase the Flower Market quilt at a 50% discount for the month of May!

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