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Mother Nature's Memos (Free Pattern)

Hi friends! Thanks for joining me for another round of Quilt Block Mania. This month our theme is "Floral". I was immediately reminded of the magic of Mother Nature in the springtime. I am always so amazed at the perfect timing of springtime bulbs in bloom. It's as though Mother Nature is leaving a memo that, even in the dark cold winter, she is hard at work making a lovely spring!


I am going to step through the cutting and sewing process here. At the end of my instructions you will find a printable document with a coloring page and the foundation papers you will need to make the flowers.


Let's begin.

Labeled diagram of the block:



CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS


From your background fabric, cut the following:


A: 5: x 3.5"

B: 3.5" x 1.5"

C: 5" x 3"

D: 9.5" x 2"

E: 10" x 2"

F: 6.5" x 1 7/8" (cut 2)

G: 8.5" x 1 7/8" (cut 2)

H: 7" x 1 7/8" (cut 2)


From the stem fabric, cut the following:

I: 6.5" x 3/4"

J: 8.5" x 3/4"

K: 7" x 3/4"


The flower units are pieced using Foundation Paper Piecing. I prefer to measure out the pieces I need in advance of sewing the blocks together. I will share those measurements here with one caveat: I am generous with my fabric calculations! I don't like the feeling of piecing a seam only to come up short around the edges of the paper. If you are using beloved fabric (or have more patience than me) then you may wish to measure for yourself and cut your pieces smaller!


For the Daffodil:

A1 (yellow) 2.5" x 2"

A2, A5 (orange) 1.25" x 3"

A3, A6 (background) 1" x 3"

A4, A7 (orange) 2.75" x 1.75"

A8 (background) 3.75" x 2.5"


For the Tulip:

A1 (yellow) 1.76" x 1.75"

A2, A3 (background) 2" x 2"

A4 (red) 3" x 2"

A5 (red) 4.5" x 2.25"

A6, A7 (background) 2.5" x 2.5"


For the Daisy:

A1 (pink) 2.5" x 1.75"

A2, A6 (background) 2.5" x 1"

A3, A7 (pink) 2.75" x 1.25"

A4, A8 (background) 2.5" x 1"

A5, A9 (pink) 1.5" x 1.25"

B1 (yellow) 2.5" x 1.5"

B2, B3 (background) 1.5" x 1.5"

B4 (background) 3.75" x 1.5"


ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

  • Assemble the flower units using foundation paper piecing method.

  • Once your flowers are assembled, lay out all the pieces

  • Assemble the stem units

  • Attach the flower units to the stem units

  • Attach the background pieces to the flower units



  • Sew three flower columns together to make the block


I hope you enjoy making this block!

Mother Nature's Memos Printables
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Have a sneak peek at the other blocks available this month, enjoy your floral journey!


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Cyndy Lipe
Cyndy Lipe
08. März 2023

Thank you for the pattern, unfortunately I don't have the qr reader and can't access the instructions besides your blog post. Not all people have access to the "new ways", is there any chance you could continue putting the instructions with the patterns for us older quilters who don't have the new way. Thank you, I do appreciate all you do for us.

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Hi Cyndy, thank you for that feedback, yes in the future I can add the typed instructions to the printable documents for my patterns where appropriate 😊

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