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Thread: Sunflower Block from the BOM

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    So there was some that are or were having a bit of trouble understanding the block, so here is some things to help with it, I did two versions of it, and then I did a slight variation for those that have trouble with that one piece,

    So here we go!

    Start by cutting out all of the pieces,

    Lt:* 8 2 1/2 " SQR (I used blue)
    2 2 7/8 " cut to HST
    1 5 1/4 " cut to QST

    Focus fabric 1 4 1/2 " SQR ( dark sunflower fabric)
    2 4 7/8 " cut to HST ( I changed this fabric to the second sunflower print)

    Med to DK 1 5 1/4 cut to QST (I used orange)

    Med to LT ** 4 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 rectangle (speckled green)
    or cut the stipe 2 1/2 inches wide and then at the 4 7/8's cut a 45 degree angle back.

    Med to LT 2 2 7/8" cut to HST (other green)


    * Are cut differently for the variation, and there is a slight change for a slightly different way to do the same piece,

    *if you would like to instead of 4 of the blocks, cut 2 2 7/8 " sqr and cut into HST

    * for the variation

    cut 4 2 1/2" sqrs
    2 2 7/8 " sqr and cut into HST.

    ** cut 4 2 1/2 " sqr
    2 2 7/8" sqr into HST


    I hope to be able to explain it better as I go along, I hope that it is a tiny bit clearer than mud when I am done,

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    So let me see if I can keep this straight anyway, we will see, if there is any questions feel free to ask them.

    We are going to start with the trouble piece and get it out of the way, at least I hope so, line up the rectangle with one of the squares like this, and you can draw a diagonal line from one corner of the square to the other, make sure you get it going in the right direction or it will be backwards, which isn't a problem if you put some of the other pieces backwards as well, and when that is done, cut a 1/4 inch from the seam and press, ( I will leave you to decide what way you are pressing I pressed to one side, )

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    So I am going to show you a little different way to go about this,
    If you cut the HST instead of the triangles out for the end piece it goes something like this, line it up and stitch a 1/4 inch from the edge of the blue fabric.
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    And if you cut the one piece (it was hard to explain, I hope the picture helps) and the HST instead of the square, then it will look like this and you sew 1/4 in from the angled edge and no need to trim,
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    so then just press them open and you have the same piece just done differently.
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    opps wrong picture, oh well, it all sort of looks the same, so on with the variation, so we have a few more pieces and another seam, take the green HST that we cut specifically for it and sew it along with a blue one and make a square, Press them open, on the green end sew the green square to it and you will get a piece that looks almost identical to the one we were just doing,

    these are what they look like
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    this is what the two different pieces look like side by side,
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    So now that that is taken care of, lets move on, from here on out it should be smooth sailing, at least I hope so, when i did the blocks (I did two ) I have one of the pieces in wrong and had to take it out and redo it, as you will be able to see later on as I will post a picture, I took it before realizing it and found it when I saw the pictures on the computer,

    So we are going to work on the piece that is right next to the one that we just did, when I do them I piece the them all together sort of but for this I am seperating them, I hope that I don't confuse anyone with my rambling,

    Take the LT color (blue) HST and the one that matches it, they were cut 2 7/8 and sew them into a square and press open

    add the square on the end of it making sure that you have it set the right way, the green should be against the blue square.
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    Awesome tute cutebuns :D:D:D

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    And then we press and add them to the previous block, and this is what we get, 4 of the 9 blocks that makes up this square.
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    as you can see it is important to make sure that your points are in the right place,

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    Moving right along we will be working with the blue triangle that is left and the one that is the same size, I chose orange for it, so we sew the two together but we are not I repeat not making a square this time, make sure that you are going down the short side and not the long side, and it goes like this, yet again watch the color placement, you don't want the orange to end up on the outside. Press
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    So then we take the last triangle that is on the pile and match it with the one that we just did and this time we do make a square and sew the long side, we open and press again, making the next 4 of the squares, the last one we cut it our whole,
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    So now we are ready to lay it out, I like to do this, it helps keep the pieces straight, (I still managed to mess one up)

    Make three strips and then put the strips together, and press when required.
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    And so than we are done our sunflower block. I hope this has helped in some small way.


    I am also going to retake the picture of the original now that it is fixed.

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    so here is the original! all done,
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    cutebuns,
    Thank you for this great tutorial!! :thumbup: I am just sure that it will help many of our quilters, wanting to make this Sunflower Block. We appreciate the time it took you to put this together!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    THANK You for your time in putting this together. :-D

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    You are both welcome. I was happy to be able to do it in such a timely fashion. I hope it helps others to do the block. It was a fun on to do. I can't wait to see all the other blocks!

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    Nice job cute. It looks real happy!

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    I finished my second one today half the work it took the first round as I just didn't .. get it? today it was like a slap upside the head. DUH.. and now the great tutorials. I hope this helps everyone else and I didn't scare them with the OMG this is so hard comments I made. I was in a brain cramp yesterday and thankfully a good nights rest and I am good to go. I posted under BOM my new results. Much much better. Your very sweet to do this. I hope everyone does this with their pic of the month so its a breeze for all playing.

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    CB - thanks for the tutorial. I am sooooo looking forward to starting mine tomorrow and you have definitely helped me :) This block is so pretty.

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    If I do next months block I don't mind doing it again. I have done random blocks if I found out that someone was having trouble with. So in feb make sure that I am paying attention!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    If I do next months block I don't mind doing it again. I have done random blocks if I found out that someone was having trouble with. So in feb make sure that I am paying attention!
    Well done!

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    Where might I find this BOM carnival going on? It is sort of just a "keep your interest" thing, right? or a swap?

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    They have a whole section on it and it has been going on for a while. You just to the main page and head down until you see it. At the end I think that you heve enough for a lap. But not sure. This is the first time I have participated in it.

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