|Dori Collection by Benartex|
How did you decide what to make with these?I like to include as many fabrics from one collection as possible. So, I chose the blue and pink color family first. Then, I remembered the Flower Burst block pattern I designed for Quiltmaker Magazine for their 100 Blocks issue 5 (Summer 2012). I used the Arianna Collection by Benartex for that and I even made an entire quilt to showcase the blocks. I figured it would be time to revisit it since I enjoyed making the block so much.
Can we see what you made?
|Flower Burst block and quilt|
So, you made a quilt like the Arianna one? Can we see that?
|Flower Burst Quilt using the Dori Collection|
MAKING THE 12" BLOCK
Begin by transferring the three pattern pieces to freezer paper for templates. Find the pattern pieces here. As you can see, I've traced and cut out the 1/4 donut:
|Cutting out the 1/4 donut shape two at a time|
|Cutting out the background piece; flip-flop the template to conserve fabric|
|Mark with a crease and then pin these together first|
|Keep the SIDE straight edges from moving; don't just pin up at the curved edges|
|See the straight sides? And press toward the donut shape|
|Two halves of the block; sew together to form full block with HOLE in the middle|
|This one works! Center the window of the 8" square; iron in place|
|Turn fabric over and press the cutout circle onto the motif you've selected|
|Layered freezer paper template, flower fabric and interfacing|
|Clip into interfacing; turn right side out; press with vertical and horizontal lines|
|NOW you can trim away the interfacing; it was left in until now to stabilize the circle.|
|Four blocks and four side panels|
Now, you can have the templates for this block. Quiltmaker simplified the making of this block by eliminating the 1/4 donuts. I designed the pattern the way you will find it here. Just follow my steps using these pattern pieces and, of course, ENJOY!
Click here for the pdf file for the flower burst pattern.
Thanks Debby! Curves and circles always look so neat, and it's helpful to have a tutorial showing easy ways to make them!
See previous Technique Tuesday posts by Debby:Rocking Out in the Hen House
Setting blocks on the diagonal