Block Six: A Flower Pot…My Fave So Far

flower-pot-block-6I have no idea why I love this Flower Pot block so much…maybe it’s the fabrics.  I love the pinks and browns, how many fabrics appear in this block without looking too busy, and how well they all go together.  I think it’s adorable.  The piecing of this block is fairly easy.  An accurate 1/4″ seam and careful pinning before sewing will certainly help.  One quick note, you may want to refer to the pictures provided more than in the past.  I tried to describe in words where the fabric should be placed and how the block fits together, but I also added extra steps and extra pictures to be on the safe side.  Any questions, just ask!

Enjoy,

Nikki, In Stitches

Pink Tonal:
Cut 2 medium squares 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
Cut 2 squares 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Cut squares twice diagonally to make 8 triangles.
Pink / White Floral:
Cut 2 squares 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Cut squares twice diagonally to make 8 triangles.
Pink Geometric:
Cut 2 medium squares 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
Pink / Brown Floral:
Cut 1 large square 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
Brown Dots:
Cut 2 small squares 3″ x 3″
Cut 2 squares 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Cut squares twice diagonally to make 8 triangles.
Brown Houndstooth:
Cut 2 small squares 3″ x 3″

flower-pot-step-11. Draw a diagonal line on the back of each Pink Tonal 3 7/8″ square from corner to corner. With right sides together, place 1 Pink Tonal square on top of 1 Pink Geometric 3 7/8″ square. Stitch 1/4″ on each side of the drawn line. Cut the square into two triangles by cutting on the diagonally drawn line. Press to the Pink Geometric fabric to complete a Large Triangle Unit. Make 4 Large Triangle Units.

flower-pot-step-22. Repeat Step 1 using the 3″ Brown Dots squares and the 3″ Brown Houndstooth squares. Press to the Houndstooth. Make 4 of these Small Triangle Units.

flower-pot-step-33. Sew a Brown Dots triangle to a Houndstooth side of a Small Triangle Unit. Press to the Houndstooth.

flower-pot-step-44. Sew another Brown Dots triangle to a Houndstooth side of the same Small Triangle Unit. Again, press to the Houndstooth to complete Unit A. Make 4 Unit A’s.

flower-pot-step-55. Sew one Pink Tonal triangle and one Pink / White Floral triangle together to make Unit B. *Please note the placement of the fabrics in the picture provided. There are two different Unit B’s displayed. Make 4 of Unit B1 and 4 of Unit B2.

flower-pot-step-66. With right sides together, align Unit B1 with the left side Unit A. Sew the pieces together, pressing to Unit B1.

flower-pot-step-77. Sew Unit B2 to the right side of the same Unit A.  Press out to Unit B2 to complete Unit C. Make 4 Unit C’s.

flower-pot-step-88. Sew a Large Triangle Unit to each side of Unit C. Press to the Triangle Units. Repeat this with the other two remaining Large Triangle Units.

flower-pot-step-99. Sew the remaining two Unit C’s to each side of the large Pink / Brown Floral square. Press to Pink / Brown Floral.

flower-pot-step-1010. Sew Rows 1 and 2 together, pressing towards Row 2. Sew Row 3 on to the bottom, pressing towards Row 2 again.

craft-companionAnd here’s a look at my crafting companion.  As you can see, quilting doesn’t really excite him too much, but he never leaves my side while I’m working…that’s why I love him.  He could be the world’s worst (and lately smelliest) dog, but he’s undeniably adorable.

For other posts from Nikki, In Stitches related to the Relay Quilt, please see the following:

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning

Cheap Trick

Churn Dash – Your First Quilt Block

And For Your Second Block…A Card Trick

Third Times the Charm, or a Sawtooth Patchwork

Back to Blocks…4th: Gentleman’s Fancy?

Block Five: A Dove in the Window

7th Block: Crow’s Foot…And You Can Actually See the Feet!

Block 8: Pinwheel and Squares…Don’t Be Afraid!

Rosebud: The 9th and FINAL Block!

The End is in Sight!

A Quilt Sambo

Bound and Determined

Tagged and Ready for the Relay

Relay Results

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10 Responses to Block Six: A Flower Pot…My Fave So Far

  1. rosewillow says:

    That’s a very pretty block. Your fabrics do look great together. And I love the photo of your dog. Lovely dogs and quilting go together nicely, too. 😉 Take care — Dianne B. in England

    • nikkiinstitches says:

      Dianne,
      Thank you so much for your comment. I’m happy to hear you enjoy the block, too, and the company of a great dog!
      Nikki

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