11-minute flower

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by , 09-03-2012 at 08:24 PM (1019 Views)
Quote Originally Posted by cat-on-a-mac View Post
These are really just 10-minute blocks (see https://www.quiltingboard.com/t-81908-1.htm) but starting with what I'll call a 1/4 snowball.

For one flower, you need

2 -- 5" squares of fabric 1
2 -- 5" squares of fabric 2
1 -- 4" square for center
4 -- 2.5" squares of background

Sew each background square onto one corner of your four 5" squares. Trim seam to 1/4" and press toward the background color (picture 2). This makes a 1/4 snowball block

Arrange the 4 "petals" as shown in picture 3 below.

Proceed with the instructions from the tutorial above. There are just 2 differences:

1) my middle square is smaller than my 4 petals
2) you have to be careful about the orientation of the 4 petals, to keep them in the pinwheel.

The blocks should square up to 9.5 inches (9 inches finished)

2 example blocks
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making the 1/4 snowball
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arranging the petals
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  1. sjbart's Avatar
    Wow! Another great idea! I love pinwheel-type patterns and I love unusual flower ideas... this is the best of both world...pinwheels AND flowers. Appliqued butterflies scattered in the "garden" might look cute. Thanks for your great instructions.

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