Wednesday, 27 March 2019

March Block Lotto


Unfinished size: 9 ½” X 17 ½”

Here’s your chance to break out those wild and crazy prints you’ve been wondering what to do with! This block is made up of two parts - the top “petals” are basically a four patch of 5” squares with snowballed corners. The bottom “leaves” are four HSTs with the addition of a stem.

You will need:
  • Background - White solid
  • Cut two 5” squares
  • and four 2 ½” squares

Tulip Petals - cheerful bright prints, avoid directional prints, no solids
Four 5” squares (leftover charms are perfect)

Leaves - any green tone-on-tone, stripes are fun but choose whatever you like, no solids
Two 5” squares

Stem - a different green, a horizontal stripe is good here too, no solids
1 ½” X 8 ½” rectangle


  1. Start with the petals. Place a 2 ½” white square in one corner of each of your 5”bright print squares. Sew on the diagonal to “snowball” the corner. Trim, press and square up now to avoid future headaches (don’t ask me how I know this!)
    Arrange in a pretty manner with the white corners facing as the photo. Sew the top two squares together, then the bottom two squares together and press the seams in opposite directions so they will “nest” when you then sew these two sets together.
  2. Take the two 5” white squares and the two 5” green squares and make four HSTs.
    Arrange as the photo. Sew each pair together on the horizontal seam so you will be able to then sew the stem between them. Press the seam allowance towards the stem.
  3. Now sew the top “petal” part to the bottom “leaves” part.
  4. Square up to 9 ½” X 17 ½”
    Each tulip equals one ticket.
Make one, make 3, make a whole garden! Happy sewing : )

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