Monday, March 16, 2015

Podunk Posy quilt block tutorial (lots of pics)

This is the first of several tutorials that I'll be sharing over the next couple of weeks.  Several Podunk Posy's will make up the border on my current quilt project.  Normally I don't make the border first, buy since so many of my followers expressed an interest in using the block in other projects I wanted to get this tutorial posted A.S.A.P.   You can see my plans for the rest of the quilt HERE.


Before we get started let's go over a few things that could be helpful.  All seams are a quarter inch.  Press seams to the dark unless stated otherwise.  I also  assume that you know to always sew pieces with right sides together.  This pattern has only been tested by me.  I draw up a plan, and make a block.  Then write a pattern then make another test block from my own instructions.  That doesn't mean that I won't make a typo or just simply write down something wrong.  May I suggest that you make one test block of your own before cutting out several blocks.  Should you find an error please feel free to contact me so I can get it corrected A.S.A.P.  

If your making the quilt with the inner border you will need 36 Podunk Posy blocks, 32 blocks if your making the quilt without the inner border.

For each block you will need

White or background fabric
(2) 4.25" squares
(2) 3.25" x 3.5"
(1) 3" square
(2) 2" x 3.25" typo below states (2) 2" x 3.75"
(1) 1.5" x 2.5"
(5) 1.5" squares

Green(stem) 
(1) 1" x 7"

Posy (aqua dots)
(1) 3" square
(1) 2.5" square
(1) 1.5" dark aqua square

Leaves(green floral)
(2) 2.5" x 3.25"


Cut both 4.25" squares in half diagonally.  Mark 4 of the 1.5" squares and the 3" square with a diagonal line.


I've laid out all the pieces for my block on a mini design board beside my sewing machine.  The white and aqua 3" squares are placed rights sides together.  And the 4 diagonally marked 1.5" squares have been laid on the green leaves print.


On the 3" squares stitch a quarter inch away from the line on both sides.
On the leaves stitch on the drawn line.  TIP  instead of stitching directly on the line, stitch just to the right of the line as shown below.


Cut as shown below and press. You'll end up with 2 Half square triangles and 2 leaves.


Square up the two Half square triangles to 2.5".


Lets piece the posy first by stitching together one HST and the 2.5 aqua square as shown below.   Press towards the square.


Sew together the 1.5" white and the 1.5" dark aqua.
Press this seam open.


Sew the 1.5" x 2.5" white to the last unit made. Press towards the white.


Sew together the two units as shown below.
press away from the HST.


Now just sew the two units together!  And TADA a Posy!


Fold all the triangle pieces in half and make a crease as shown.
Line up that crease with the seam on the Posy and stitch.


Press .  If you want to cut off those wings now you can,  I waited until after the next step.


Add the other two triangles and clip those wings!
Press .


This block is a bit over sized and will need to be squared up to 6.5".   It's important to make sure you have a half inch from the bottom of the Posy to the edge of the block.


Now cut off that half inch at the bottom of the block.  I know it seems silly to square it up to 6.5" and then cut off the bottom half inch but it seemed easier for a new quilter to understand.


Okay lets sew together all the pieces to the left of the stem, pressing away from the leaves.


Stitch together the right side and press away from the leaves.( I forgot a picture, but you all got this!)


Sew both leaf units to the green stem.


Center the stem onto the Posy and pin, then stitch for the finish!  Press open.  If you're making the Podunk Posy quilt scrappy, you might want to leave the top posy unit and the stems and leaves units separate for now.  Stitching them together after you lay them out on a design wall.  


If you are making my quilt design with out inner borders you will need 32 Podunk Posies, with inner borders 36 Posies.  If your making your own quilt design I'd love to see it and share it here.  So send me some pictures or link to your post and I'll link back.
OOPS!  forgot to tell you that the block is 6.5 X 12.5 at this stage.


~ Lea Anne ~
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39 comments:

Patti said...

Thank you so much for your posy pattern! Let me ask 1 question. When making the posy top, square up block to 6.5" making sure there is .5" below the bottom of the posy. Then we cut off the .5", making the block 6.5"x6". Do I understand that correctly?

Stitchin At Home said...

Thanks for the pattern for the lovely block.

Podunk Pretties said...

Yep, It seemed easier to explain how to get the block dimension correct.

tmmw said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! Can't wait to make one and have no idea yet what I will use it for. My little brain is still whirling with ideas!

tmmw said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! Can't wait to make one and have no idea yet what I will use it for. My little brain is still whirling with ideas!

Annelies said...

Woo HOO.....can hardly wait to GROW some tulips. Thank you SEW much. XXX

Bonnie said...

Too, too cute. Thanks for the directions too!

RosieGma said...

Thank you for the wonderful pattern...You make it look so easy...Love the spring flower, will have to start making some for my windows, I only see snow....

Laura said...

Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

beth s said...

Great block! Thanks for linking up. ;)

Unknown said...

Great block. I will use it for my last elephantparade quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Marei said...

I see a parade of Posies in my future. Thanks for the well written tutorial. I appreciate the work you've put into it. Now let's get to making some Posies!

kwiltnkats said...

Thanks for sharing your Posies. Sandi

kwiltnkats said...

Thanks for sharing your Posies. Sandi

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Love those flowers and the colors you chose and they are so SPRING! Nice tutorial too, thank you.

Rosa said...

So beautiful!

Lorna McMahon said...

So pretty! I love your little posy blocks, Lea Anne. And so generous of you to share the tutorial. Very well written with great pictures!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Great tutorial and a cute block Lea Anne!

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

That is a great block! I love it...and your tutorial is clear and very informative! Thanks...

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

What a great springtime block! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Deborah said...

Thank you so much for this lovely flower block!

Unknown said...

I love this flower block. Thanks for the tutorial. I wil sure use it for more elephant quilts.

~Diana said...

*LOVE* your tulip design! Can't wait to make it! :)

Laura said...

Such a quite little block. It's so springy!

tubakk said...

I love this block, and will try it this weekend. Thank you so much.

Marsha Cooper said...

Such a cute block and awesome job on the tutorial!

Christine S said...

This is so cute, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this great pattern. My 3 tulips worked up fast. If I did them over, I wouldn't have used the gingham. I posted them here http://www.quiltingboard.com/pictures-f5/tulips-spring-t263094.html#post7140023

Vera said...

Very nice. Thank you very much for sharing!

Scrapatches said...

Sweet block. Podunk Posie is a great name. Thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

Scrapatches said...

Sweet block. Podunk Posie is a great name. Thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

Unknown said...

Excellent tutorial. Than you for sharing1

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the well explained tulip pattern. I have made several pillows for my married nieces and nephews for Easter gifts using your wonderful pattern. Each pillow has 2 scrappy tulips and after I sewed the 2 tulip blocks together I added a sashing strip of the background fabric so the block finishes large enough to fit a 16X16 pillow form.

Podunk Pretties said...

Your welcome! I would love to see your pillows and share them here on the blog. Just send me an email with the pictures. podunkpretties@gmail.com

Grandma said...

Just the tutorial, I have wanted, so pretty. I like plan 2. Thank you

vaiybora said...

I very much like your pattern it's beautiful,thank for sharing good i dea !

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Jenny said...

Love the pattern. Is there anyway to download as a printable pdf?

Cheryl B. said...

OMGOSH so cute! I'm at a quilting retreat (otherwise known as taking care of my almost 40 year old daughter after hip surgery while her husband is at work headquarters across the country for two weeks). I can't wait to get out my cute fabrics and try making something like this for my granddaughters or daughters. I'm putting this on my Gifts To Make Pinterest board! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern, I found it on pinterest. I will be making a quilt of just these in blue tones. I'll tag you when I finish it. Thanks so much ~ Dee.

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