Thursday, November 28, 2019

Vintage Block Along - Winter Flower Block Tutorial!!

Welcome back for another episode of the

I'm sharing another vintage block
 with you
from my Grandma's pattern basket.

I'm using Farm Girl Vintage Fabrics
 and Bee Backgrounds

Last week I did a block called 
Fall Flower and this week it's 

Grandma absolutely loved a
 Pink Poinsettia!
She always had one(a HUGE one) 
on the round end table in the 
corner of her front room.

On that table she usually kept
 a beautiful doily made by her mother 
and a photo of her parents
 on top and a pretty candy dish.
But at Christmastime those were moved
 to the bookcase and the giant 
 Pink Poinsettia took it's place:)

Grandma also loved a beautiful 
Christmas Card.
It was always a big decision which 
design that she would choose 
from the store each year.
Every time they were beautiful.

She enjoyed filling them out
 and sending them...
she had quite a long list 
and it always made her feel good
 once they were all sealed...
stamped and given to the postman!

Grandma also received many cards 
each year and she put them all
 on her fireplace mantel..
then hang them clothesline style
on string across her walls.

After the tree was taken down and 
when the holidays were over 
she would keep them in a big bowl 
on the end table next to her sofa.

She would keep them close by to 
read over and over and we
 would all read them too.
She would keep them there 
until Valentine's Day ...
when they would be replaced by 
all of the Valentines 
given to her by friends and family:)

After that it was Mother's Day 
and then her birthday etc.
Grandma really loved the tradition 
of picking out a beautiful card.
To her it meant that extra time taken
 to find just the right one was
 thoughtful and kind to the
 receiver as well as the giver:)

Are you ready to make your own 
Winter Flower?

I used yellow for my center 
but it would look pretty in a
 lighter green as well!
I chose red for the center 
of petals and pink for the petals.

From the background you will need to cut:
4 - 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"
4 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
8 - 1 1/2" squares
8 - 1 1/4" squares

For the center cut:
1 - 2 1/2' square

For center of petals cut:
8 - 1 1/2" squares

For the petals cut:
4 - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
4 - 2 1/2" squares

First step is to grab the pink rectangles
 and sew easy corner triangles 
onto each corner.
The easy corner triangles are
 1 1/2" squares.

Mark your stitching line or use the 

This is what you rectangles
 should look like now.
They should each still measure
 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Now for the other pink petal squares 
you will sew easy corners triangles
 onto each side using the 1 1/4" squares...

like this!

They should still measure 2 1/2" square.

Now take the remaining background 
rectangles and sew them to these
 pink petal segments...

like this!
These should now measure 3 1/2" square.

Now lay your pieces out and 
sew them together like a nine patch.

So pretty!

This Winter Flower would be beautiful
 in any color... 
don't you think?

should measure 8 1/2" square 
before we sew it into our quilt.

You guys!!
We only have one more block 
and it's an easy peasy one...
then we can start sewing our quilt together:)

I'll meet you back here
 on Thursday for that tutorial.

If you are just joining us...
click on each block that we have
 done so far to go to the tutorial:

8. Humble
15. Memory
19. Picnic
20. Sparklers
26. Parade
30. Leftovers
36. Wash Day


  1. This block is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing your grandmother with us. Love the stories of the way things used to be. Simpler times for sure.

  2. Thanks for telling your grandmother's story with each block. I have enjoyed each one. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Thanks for telling your grandmother's story with each block. I have enjoyed each one. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Super love this Winter Flower block and the story behind :)! Thank you Lori for these lovely, lovely blocks!

  5. Lori,
    I just wanted to send you a heart felt thank you for this beautiful quilting project. I just finished the last blocks and am so excited to see how this looks all together. You are a dear to post this on the web!

  6. You have such sweet memories of your grandmother! Previous to read and to remember my grandmother who was my rock and the center of my young life. The blocks are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!