‘Summer Bouquets’ – make the second block

In this post, you will find instructions for making the second block for the ‘Summer Bouquets’ quilt.

The post about the fabrics and quantities needed is here

The post giving cutting instructions is here

The post with instructions for the first block is here

Make the second block for the ‘Summer Bouquets’ quilt

NB This quilt pattern uses oblongs (not squares) so you need to take care when joining triangles that you have each triangle in the correct orientation. Follow the instructions below, checking against the photos at each stage

1 Take one of the larger (5⅞ x 4⅞”) triangles of Fabric F and lay it on the table. Take one of the larger (5⅞ x 4⅞”) triangles of Fabric G and lay it on top. Pin along the bias edges as shown.

2 Stitch with a quarter-inch seam, removing pins before the presser foot hits them. Press with a dry iron to set the seam, then open the triangles and press again.

3 Now make a second piece with the larger fabric F/G pieces, but this time use triangles with the opposite orientation. In the photo below, you can see the triangles for the piece you have just made on the right and the triangles you are about to use on the left. Pin, stitch and press as you did in steps 1 and 2.

4 Put the two pieces you have made right sides together and pin then stitch them along the short Fabric G sides. Press.

5 Repeat steps 1 to 4 to make a second unit.

6 Attach one unit (along the fabric F side) to the top of the Fabric A rectangle and the the other unit (along the fabric F side) to the bottom of the Fabric A rectangle, as shown below.

7 Take one of the smaller (4⅞ x 3⅞”) triangles of Fabric F and lay it on the table. Take one of the smaller (4⅞ x 3⅞”) triangles of Fabric G and lay it on top. Pin along the bias edges as before (see photo for step 1). Stitch and press as before.

Make a second unit of smaller F/G triangles with the triangles in the other orientation (as you did in step 3.) Join the two pieces together along the Fabric G side just as you did in step 4, as seen in the photo below.

8 Take a Fabric H rectangle and attach it on the short side to the top of the unit made in step 7. Stitch another Fabric H on the short side to the bottom of the unit, as shown below.

9 Repeat steps 7 and 8. Stitch these two pieces on either side of the piece completed in step 6. The photo below shows the completed block on the design wall. Repeat steps 1-9 nine more times so you have ten blocks in all.

Enjoy making the blocks!

I am writing this on Easter Monday so – as a Christian – I also send you warm Easter greetings today.

There will be another step in the ‘Summer Bouquets’ Quiltalong in May.

Let me know what you think!

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