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RETRO FLOWER STITCH N FLIP QUILT BLOCK!

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

FREE QAYG ALONG PART 13


Alaura has been asking me to make this block since the beginning of our QAYG-ALONG, Alaura is big on researching and keeping up to date with the latest trends and she can tell you that the retro flower is a popular motif on textiles and homewares at the moment.

Depending on your age, you may have lived through the flower power era, where the flower was an iconic symbol of peace, love and harmony and was literally on every textile that you owned from clothing to homewares. There’s no doubt that flowers are beautiful, so here is our version of a retro flower patchwork block.


This is another stich and flip, QAYG design that would look great as a repetitive design in a quilt.


Please note that this QAYG block is suitable to be joined together with the easy cover strip method on the back of the quilt. They can also be joined with the joining strip method, if you would like to use the joining strip method then cut your batting to the same size as the backing fabric.


Here are the cutting instructions to make 1 block, if you’re joining in with our FREE QAYG-ALONG then you’ll need to make 2.


CENTRE SQUARE

CUT ONE: 3” SQUARE


DARK PINK

CUT FOUR: 1 1/8” SQUARES


MEDIUM PINK

CUT TWO: 1 ¾” X 3” RECTANGLES

CUT TWO: 1 ¾” X 5 ½” RECTANGLES


LIGHT PINK

CUT FOUR: 1 1/8” SQUARES

CUT EIGHT: 1 ¾” X 3” RECTANGLES


BACKGROUND

CUT SIXTEEN: 1 1/8” SQUARES

CUT FOUR: 1 3/4" SQUARES

CUT TWO: 1 ¾” X 8” RECTANGLES

CUT TWO: 1 ¾” X 10 ¼” RECTANGLES


BACKING

CUT ONE: 10” SQUARE


BATTING

CUT ONE: 9” SQUARE


Mark up the block

Position your backing fabric with the wrong side facing up and centre the batting on top so that you have a ½” gap around all 4 side edges. If you like you can hold the layers together with a light application of quilt basting spray. Mark up the block as shown in the diagram below:



Watch the video below to make the block, below are some step-by-step photos to keep you on track.