• Edyta

Patches of Blue Quilt Along – Blue Bell Block 5


I hope your Mother’s Day was full of blue skies, family time,


and the most beautiful flowers!


The next block in our Quilt Along is one of my favorite quilting flower blocks “Blue Bells” which can be found on page 62 of the “Patches of Blue” book.


For this month we will be making 2 blocks and you will need: 2 fat quarters in blue fabrics 2 fat quarters in light fabrics 4 squares 10″ in light fabrics


Lets start by cutting our blue fabrics.  Place two fat quarters (one on top of the over) right sides up. The cutting directions can be found on page 63 in “Patches of Blue” book (we are cutting two blocks, each blue represents each block).


For one block, you will cut: 24 small half square triangles 4 large half square triangles 2 small squares 3 large squares


Light fabric: 24 small quarter square triangles 2 medium half square triangles 10 small squares 1 large square 1 large half square triangle


Select a combination of fabric for one block.


Start by making HST units.


Make sure you trim the bunny ears. The unfinished size should be 2-1/2″ on these.


Add small triangles in blue and light.


Push seam towards dark fabric and trim the bunny ears.


Start on the left.


Notice how nice the seam is locking.


Then the right side.


Notice how it locks in place again.


Press and trim. Make 2 units A.


Now time for a square and small triangle units. I always lay all my pieces in front of me so as I sew them they are positioned in the right places. Keep pushing the seam allowance towards the dark fabric.


Make 4 units B


Now we will sew two blue small HST to a small light square.


Repeat to make 6 of those. Push seam allowance towards dark and remember to trim bunny ears.


Time to make a bloom. 🙂 Lay out 2 units B, 2 units C and a large blue center square.


Be sure to pin when sewing block to make sure your seams are aligned. Press it and trim it to 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″. Make 1.


Next, Layout 1 unit A, 1 unit B and 2 unit C.


Sew it together, press and trim to 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″. Repeat to make 2.


Place 1 large light square, 2 small blue squares, 2 HST in blue and 1 large light HST.


Sew it together starting with blue triangle and blue squares. Then add them to large light square and finishing with large HST in light.