Rosebud: The 9th and FINAL Block!

rosebud-block-9This Rosebud block turned out much cuter than I thought it would.  I was not a fan of the pink and green floral fabric.  I’m pretty sure I’ve seen sheets with that same print…probably at a shore house I stayed in when I was younger.  Either that, or maybe it’s the same print as the housecoat (yes, I said it, housecoat) that my grandmother used to wear.  (No offense, Annie.)  I was pleasantly surprised by the finished piece though.  I guess maybe that print is not as , shall I say, “bold”, when used in small doses.  Anyway, this block is much easier than I thought it would be, too.  It goes together very fast.  Along the way, there are a lot of exposed bias edges, so just be careful when handling and pressing your pieces that they don’t get distorted.  Next week we will start to cover sashing and borders, quilting and binding.  And then we will FINALLY have a completed quilt!


Nikki, In Stitches

Green / Pink Floral:

 Cut 4 squares 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”

 Cut 2 squares 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”. Cut squares once diagonally to make 4 small triangles.

Pink Print:

 Cut 4 squares 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”

Pink Floral:

 Cut 2 squares 4 7/8” x 4 7/8”. Cut squares once diagonally to make 4 medium triangles.

Green Tonal:

 Cut 2 rectangles 6 7/8” x 6 7/8”. Cut squares once diagonally to make 4 large triangles.

rosebud-step-11. Draw a diagonal line on the back of each Green / Pink Floral 2 7/8” square from corner to corner. With right sides together, place 1 Green / Pink Floral square on top of 1 Pink Print 2 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 Print fabric to complete a Triangle Unit. Make 8 Triangle Units.

rosebud-step-22. Sew two Triangle Units and one Green / Pink Floral triangle together, using the picture provided for fabric placement.

rosebud-step-33. Sew a Pink Floral triangle onto this same piece to complete Unit A. Press to the Pink Floral triangle. Make 4 Unit A’s.

rosebud-step-44. Sew a Unit A and a Green Tonal triangle together to compete Unit B. Press to the Green Tonal triangle. Make 4 Unit B’s.

5. Sew two Unit B’s together. Sew the remaining two Unit B’s together. Sew these two pieces together to complete the pinwheel, and the block.


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

Block Six: A Flower Pot…My Fave So Far

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

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

The End is in Sight!

A Quilt Sambo

Bound and Determined

Tagged and Ready for the Relay

Relay Results

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