Hello there wonderful people! Today we are thrilled to bring you a fabulous quilt block tutorial from the very talented Beth of Plum and June. She expertly walks us through the steps to making this adorable quilt block. Make yourself a mini quilt wall hanging, or make multiple blocks and arrange for a larger quilt! Take it away Beth!
This finished block measures 12.5" square.
For each block, you'll need:
1 fussy cut center
1 FQ of background fabric (mod basics cream)
28 2" squares of various fabrics
(2) 1" x 8.5" strips
(2) 1" x 9.5" of dark blue fabric
If you wish to make the mini quilt, you'll need an additional fat quarter of the background fabric and a fat quarter of the gray flower/crane fabric.
To make the block, start by fussy cutting a piece of your favorite fabric -whether it is the cheater print flowers like I used in this example or you might like to choose the cranes or the fish or maybe even the waves or one of the other flower motifs.
The Basic Block - 12.5" square (need 12) The basic framed patchwork block finishes at 12.5" square and I've included the measurements for three sizes of fussy cuts so you can choose which fits best with the print you are using. You can also rotate the block so that your fabric can be shown vertically or horizontally.
Block 1: using a 2.5 x 4 fussy cut
Block 3: using a 3.5" x 4.5 fussy cut
Quilt and bind as desired. I was inspired by the gorgeous flower motif used in many of the eiko fabrics so I based my quilting design on that!
Beth used fabrics from Eiko. Our latest upcoming line. You can see Eiko here. Coming to a quilt shop near you at the end of the month!