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Spring Flowers: Camellia

Spring Flowers: Camellia

Written by: 
Lisa Calle

Today is the last official block from Spring Flowers! Join us on the Facebook group for bonus blocks and a quilt setting idea. You will find these in the FILES area of the Facebook group next this Friday.


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YIELD

12" finished block

INGREDIENTS

FABRIC A
(4) 1½” x 3½” rectangles
(4) 1½” x 4½” rectangles

FABRIC B
(4) 3½” squares
(8) 2½” squares

FABRIC C
(2) 3” squares cut once on the diagonal
(4) 4½” squares

FABRIC D
(1) 2½” square

INSTRUCTIONS

MAKE CORNER UNITS

Join Fabric A  rectangles with Fabric B squares as shown.

Make 4

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MAKE PETALS

Using the Easy Corner Triangles method, make petals:

Mark a diagonal pencil line on the wrong side of the Fabric B squares. Line up with the corner of the Fabric C square. Sew on the marked line. Trim ¼” away from the sewn line and press. Repeat on the adjacent corner.

Make 4.

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MAKE CENTER

The center of the block is a square in square (also known as an economy block).

To make the center, fold Fabric D square in half and finger press to mark the center of one side. Repeat with the long edge of one Fabric C triangle. Match the marked centers and pin. Sew together. Press. Repeat on the opposite side.

Trim excess fabric.

Repeat the process to add triangles to the remaining corners.

Trim center to 4½” square.

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ASSEMBLE BLOCK

Join block units as shown. Trim to 12 1/2" square (unfinished size)

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Happy spring sewing!

Lisa Calle

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