Friday Night Block Party: Bouquet

November 30th 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! What a weird thing how the days just blend one into another. But look it’s Friday already!

pinwheel block party

 The featured block today is #8 from the Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt book. This weeks block is called Bouquet.

bouquet book

I find that the order of piecing these blocks makes such difference and the book doesn’t say. So here is my attempt at showing you the best way to piece this block.

bouqet 1st

Firs take the smaller triangles and sew them to the indicated “partners.”

bouquet 2

After pressing, PRESSING IS SO IMPORTANT, sew those triangles to the flower part of the block.

This will make the flat edge you need to

bouquet 3

combine these two parts.

bouquet 4

Now you are ready to add the large triangle with is the base of the bouquet.

bouquet 5

Don’t forget to put together these two pieces but don’t add it yet!

bouquet 6 First you add the rectangle to the finished unit.

bouquet 7

Then you add this last piece and trim your block if necessary. Mine is slightly skewed. I am realizing that it’s because of the scrappy pieces that are not exactly cut on the grain of the fabric.

bouquet block

I hope the piecing tips were helpful. Always look for what makes a straight edge and press!!

This is the last chance for the November giveaway of 2 charm packs from the Fat Quarter Shop. Just leave a comment or add your link below and show us your block. Any block will do just leave your name and the name of the block. You all are so talented we want to see!!

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