Sunday, 4 May 2014

Pretty Posy FREE Quilt Block Tutorial


Hello all you quilty people!

Back on Thursday, I introduced you to the Pretty Posy which has been entered in the AccuQuilt block contest.  I encouraged my friends to vote for the Pretty Posy, giving them the chance to win DAILY PRIZE drawings.  The Pretty Posy exceeded the challenged limit of 200 votes and, as promised, I am sharing the Pretty Posy quilt block tutorial.

I contacted my friend Caroline of Sew Can She asking for her help to spread the news!

AND now I am upping the ante!  If the voters continue to support the Pretty Posy throughout the contest, and this block manages to win the contest, I will be giving FREE pdf quilt patterns for a full year to each and every one of those who follow the Sew Fresh Quilts blog by email!!!

Do you want FREE PDF quilt patterns?
Read through to the bottom of this post to find out how!


This simple 9 patch block finishes at 9" square and can be used to make quilts of various sizes.  For my sample, I used 4 blocks made from Kona cotton solids, to make this cute mini quilt.



Sew - Let's get started!!!


Pretty Posy Block Fabric Requirements


(1) - 3.5" square for the Flower Center (I used Kona Cloud)
(4) - 1.5" squares in the colour of the Flower Petals (I used Kona Wisteria, Bluejay, Peacock, and Petunia)

(4) - 3.5" squares for the Flower Petals (I used Kona Wisteria, Bluejay, Peacock, and Petunia)

(2) - 4" squares for the Dark Green side of the leaves (I used Kona Kiwi and Sour Apple)
(2) - 4" squares for the Light Green side of the leaves (I used Kona Honeydew and Pear)

(16) - 1.5" squares in the Background colour (I used Kona Snow)


Pretty Posy Block Assembly Instructions

Step 1
Take the (4) - 1.5" squares in the colour of the Flower Petals and the (1) - 3.5" square for the Flower Center.  Place each 1.5" square on the corners of the Flower Center and sew a seam, shown in red, diagonally across each of the 1.5” squares. Trim the corners, allowing for ¼” seam. Press seams.




Step 2
Take your (4) - 3.5" Petal squares and (8) of the 1.5" Background squares. For each of the Petal squares, place (2) of the 1.5" square on two adjacent corners of each Petal square and sew a seam, shown in red, diagonally across each of the 1.5” squares. Trim the corners, allowing for ¼” seam. Press seams.



Step 3
Take your (2) - 4" Dark Green squares and (2) 4" Light Green squares.  Place each Light Green square onto each Dark Green square.  Draw a diagonal line, shown in black, and sew ¼” from the line, on each side of it, as shown in red. Cut along the diagonal line you drew. Press both the half square triangles open and trim them to 3.5” square.



Step 4
Take your (4) completed Leaf squares and (8) of the 1.5" Background squares. For each of the Leaf squares, place (2) of the 1.5" square on two opposite corners and sew a seam, shown in red, diagonally across each of the 1.5” squares. Trim the corners, allowing for ¼” seam. Press seams.







Step 5
Arrange the 9 patches as shown.  Sew the pieces into rows and sew the rows together to make the block.


The Pretty Posy blocks make a cute mini quilt....

But here are two possible layouts to show how they would look in a full size quilt.

Without Sashing

With Sashing

Now about those FREE quilt patterns.....

Kona Fox Kits

Sewing Room mini quilt

Fox & Friends



I am offering you free patterns for one full year!

(Edited to Add:  The AccuQuilt Block Design contest is now closed)


Thank you sew much for your support!

AND....


Keep On Quilting Voting On!






13 comments :

  1. How fun! Thanks for designing a fun fresh pattern.

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  2. Thanks Lorna, I am voting every day, sometimes I do it too early and they tell me to come back later!! I have everything crossed for you to win, would be so good to meet up with your dear friend. One thing I do not know how to share with others can you help there

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  3. Good luck on winning your contest.. You deserve a win on such a cute design! Thanks for the tutorial too! Just love your blog! Keep up that awesome job!!!! Kathi

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  4. Yeah for the tutorial, thanks so much I just LOVE this one. I've been trying to vote for your every days, cuz yours is the best by far. When I checked this weekend looked like you were running away with things. Good luck I'm off to vote for you today :)

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  5. I think you're in third as of my vote. But not by much - I hope voting picks up a little! Good luck, and thanks for linking up to Anything Goes Monday!

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  6. I love your tutorials! And I love the Posy block! Its such a cute design that could be used in so many things!

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  7. I'm already following you by email and I will vote each and every day. I'm also crossing my fingers and toes until the 27th.. It's making it a bit difficult to type and sew, but it will be worth it if you win. Good Luck.

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  8. I love this block! I am now following you! :)

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  9. I've been voting for you every day…good luck and thanks for the great tutorial….love this block!!!

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  10. Just voted, and WOW! you are doing so well in the voting. It is a fabulous prize. Best Wishes and voting again tomorrow!

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  11. I really love this block. I am a total newbie and wanted to try this! When I saw you were in a contest I defiantly wanted to support you; so I did something I don't normally do, I voted!!!
    Hope you win!
    Thanks for the free quilt pattern I absolutely appreciate your sharing your hard work. I will vote everyday, promise!

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  12. Just registered and voted, I wish you the best of luck!

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  13. It looks like your doing great in the block contest ! woo hoo !

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