Thursday, May 1, 2014

Day 4: Flower Favorites Blog Hop

Hello! We're back with Day 4 of our Flower Favorites blog hop. We're featuring blocks made with flower fabrics and/or blocks that are themselves flower-themed. We're excited to share these tutorials with you, and hope they'll inspire your next quilt, wall hanging, or table runner! 


Today, Jackie Robinson from Animas Quilts is sharing the overlapping star block that she used in her Blue Skies quilt--complete with a fussy-cut daisy in the center. These summery gold and deep blue prints are from her He Still Loves Me fabric collection--perfect for a quilt that will wrap you in sunshine (and daisies!) all year long. 

Here's Jackie:
Hi all, stars . . .  well, they are always wonderful. The star block I'm sharing today has fussy cut centers--lovely daisies from He Still Loves Me. 




While I love this block on its own, where it really shines is in my Blue Skies pattern, alternating with Courthouse Steps blocks and surrounded by the daisy border:

The star block uses these four fabrics from He Still Loves Me:



To make a block:
1. Cut a 4-1/4" square of light yellow and of navy into fourths, like an ‘X’.



 2.  Looking at the placement below, stitch a light yellow and a navy triangle together.  Make 4. Do NOT press --there's lots of bias going on and you'll stretch it.

3. Cut two 3-7/8" dark yellow squares. Cut each diagonally in half.

 4. Add a dark yellow triangle from Step 3to each of the Step 2 units. Make 4. Press gently. These units should measure 3-1/2" square from raw edge to raw edge.

5. Cut four 1" x 3-1/2" navy strips. Sew a 1" x 3-1/2" navy  strip to the navy side of the unit from Step 4. Make 4. Press gently. The units should now measure 3-1/2" x 4" from raw edge to raw edge.

6. Cut four 4" navy squares and fussy cut a daisy on one 3-1/2" square from the yellow daisy print. Using the units from Step 5 units plus these squares, assemble the block. Press gently. It measures 10-1/2" square from raw edge to raw edge.  

Here's an illustration of the block assembled:

And a photo of the actual fabric block again, this time surrounded by some Log Cabin variations and additional star blocks:



Find the kit for the full Blue Skies quilt here, and stop by Jackie's Facebook page for a sneak peek at her new collection, debuting this summer, Glorious Hummingbirds!


For a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of He Still Loves Me, leave a comment letting us know that you follow our blog (you can sign up via email or a blog reader in the right hand sidebar). For a second chance, follow us on Facebook and let us know that you do. Also, let us know what your favorite flower is. Giveaway is open through Wednesday, May 7 at 11:59 PM EST. 
Be sure to visit Sew in Love with Fabric each day this week for another inspiring 
flower block tutorial.

Don't miss the other tutorials featured in our Flower Favorites Blog Hop!
Day 1: Debby Kratovil from Debby Kratovil Quilts featuring Fossil Ferns and Palm Springs
Day 2: Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting featuring Palm Springs
Day 3: Benartex Blog Design Team featuring Palazzo
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139 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty range of fabrics. The humming birds are gorgeous too! follow your blog via Bloglovin.

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  2. I follow you on facebook too.
    My name is Rose, and my favourite flower is the rose. - It has to be the old fashioned type though, with a lovely fragrance to it as well as a beautiful bloom.

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  3. I follow on FB. My favorite Spring flower is a Tulip, summer flower is a Sunflower and inside flower is an Orchid. Your star is wonderful. I like how it turned out.

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  4. I follow you on facebook and my favorite flower is the gerbera daisy!

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  5. I'm a FB follower and my all - time favorite flower is the old standby red geranium.

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  6. I am signed up to follow your blog via email.

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  7. I follow your blog via email.

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  8. Beautiful fabric, used in a manner that makes it breathtaking. Love it.

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  9. I follow your blog via Feedly.

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  10. What a beautiful block Jackie - especially because I love stars and flowers... it's perfect -- Thank you! I follow via email -- longtime and love it!

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  11. Ahhh, my favorite flower -- that is a tough one.... I love anything that blooms! I guess I'm especially drawn to the taller flowers in the summer, foxglove and delphinium. I'm a Facebook follower too! Thanks for the awesome giveaway - just loved this block!

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  12. I follow Benartex and love this fabric. I have a charm pack of it and would love to win more to go along with it. My all time favorite flower is the tulip. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. I follow by email and facebook, love the flowers blog hop, my favorite flower is a Lily.

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  14. I follow via Bloglovin. My favorite flower isn't really a flower but a bush, the old fashioned Lilac. Love the look and smell.

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  15. I already follow you on FB under Rina Mason

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  16. My favorite flower is the rose. I follow the blog via email.

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  17. I follow via Bloglovin. Love me some lilacs, daisies and lilies of the valley :)

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  18. I follow via email (laura84watt)

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  19. Follow on FB as Stitching Happily

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  20. Favourite flowers are freesia. Thanks for the great block.

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  21. My favorite flowers are petunias - any color! Thanks!

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  22. I follow by email and also on facebook! My favorite flower is the daylily. Thanks for sharing. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  23. Of course I follow via e-mail. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  24. I follow on FB also. My favorite flower is the sunflower. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  25. I follow you via bloglovin' and via email. My favorite flower is the lilac.

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  26. I follow you with bloglovin. My favorite flower is lilacs! sarah@forrussia.org

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  27. I follow by email and GFC. I love Gerber Daisies! Last year I had some beautiful orange ones. Unfortunately deer found them and thought they were delicious. So each time I had a new bloom I'd take some photos because in a day or two the deer would eat them up.

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  28. I also follow Benartex on facebook.

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  29. perfect fabric for this pattern!! i love this fabric, and all of your fabric lines. they inspire and motivate. now if i could just win some/any of it.... i follow via email. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  30. i ah a happy follower on facebook. thank yall for a wonderful giveaway. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  31. I follow your blog. Love this quilt block!

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  32. I also follow your Facebook page!

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  33. My favorite flower is the peace rose.

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  34. I follow via email. Just love this fabric line.

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  35. Beautiful fabric - love those colours together!! I am following your blog via Bloglovin'!!

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  36. Thanks for the tutorial. I haven't done much with triangles. I like your fb page.

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  37. I am following via FB - thanks!! Beautiful fabric - love that block too!

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  38. I follow on bloglovin as ebcallender

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  39. My favorite flower is the Cone Flower - thanks for the chance to win this pretty bundle!!

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  40. my favourite flower is lily of the valley!

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  41. I follow with bloglovn and I adore this block!

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  42. I follow you on Facebook. Thanks!

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  43. I follow your blog, too! notwendy gmail

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  44. My favorite flower is the Hyacinth. Thanks! notwendy gmail

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  45. I really like peonies with their subtle scent.

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  46. Following on bloglovin'. Pretty fabrics. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  47. I follow via e-mail. Great fabrics and blocks from a super lady and quilter.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  48. Love star blocks and perfect setting with the courthouse block for a very traditional quilt. I follow with GFC

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  49. I follow with email and GFC. I love star blocks, it is very cute with the fussy cut.

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  50. Following on FB as well. Thanks.

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  51. Love your quilt! Love the quilting too. Thanks for sharing!

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  52. I follow Sew in Love on bloglovin.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  53. I follow Benartex, Inc. on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  54. My favorite flower is the Gerber Daisy!
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  55. I follow on bloglovin

    My favorite flower is bleeding heart, because I've had one for two years and haven't killed it yet!

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. What a beautiful quilt and delightful fabric. I love the daisies! Thanks for the tutorial. I follow your blog via Bloglovin.

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  57. I also like Benartex on Facebook. Thanks for the fun!

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  58. Beautiful block! Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway. I follow via email

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  59. I also like Benartex on Facebook.

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  60. This block is really pretty. I love Star blocks and I really like the flower centered in the middle. My favorite flower is the Yellow Rose.
    I follow your blog through GFC. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  61. I also follow Benartex on Facebook.

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  62. I follow on Bloglovin! I love this block design - so pretty!

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  63. I follow on Facebook (Deborah Gunthorpe)

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  64. Beautiful fabrics. I really like the way the daisy was fussy cut to the center of the block.

    I already follow the blog via email and also with Bloglovin'

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  65. I'm already a follower on the Facebook page.

    My favorite flower is the Blue Iris.

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  66. I follow your blog via bloglovin' and email.

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  67. I am a facebook follower and my favorite flower is Lilacs

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  68. Beautiful block and fabric. I follow you on bloglovin'.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  69. My favorite flower is Iris. I love to use fussy cut in blocks. I follow you on Bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  70. I am happy to follow Benartex AND Animas Quilts on Facebook. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  71. I'm a follower on Bloglovin. My favorite flower is the rose!

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  72. I follow by Bloglovin. My favorite flowers are Day Lilies.

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  73. I follow you on Bloglovin. Your block and quilt are gorgeous. My favorite flower is the sweet pea.

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  74. I follow you via bloglovin. My favorite flower is day lily.

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  75. my favorite flower is the Bearded Iris I love this block too

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  76. I follow you on Bloglovin. My favorite flower is roses.

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  77. How pretty--I love the block with the alternate block! My favorite flower is the rose.

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  78. Great block, especially combined with courthouse steps. Favorite flowers are gladiolas. I follow through email.

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  79. My favorite flower is blooming right now in my garden. The lovely daffodil.

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  80. I love Peonies and Hydrangeas:)
    Like you on FB:)

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  81. I follow you by email at louster388atyahoodotcom

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  82. I follow by blog lovin and I love tulips in the spring.

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  83. I follow Bernatex on facebook

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  84. I follow via bloglovin. Thanks! sarah@forrussia.org

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  85. I am a regular blog reader through email, am Facebook follower and get Mr B's preview packs. My favorite flower (today) is daisies, because this fabric is so darn cute.

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  86. I like you on FB. My favourite flower is a fragrant rose.

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  87. I love the pattern. I love pansies and follow with Bloglovin

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  88. I follow you via Bloglovin'.

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  89. I follow you on Facebook.

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  90. I follow by email and Facebook. Thanks for the chance!

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  91. I follow on bloglovin' and my favorite flower is the Rose and then the Hyacinth and well the list goes on and on, I love flowers.

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  92. I already "Like" you on FB.

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  93. I already follow your thru Bloglovin & Email :) I don't do FB, etc etc Thank you for chance to participate with a regular comment

    Looooove this fabric!!!

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  94. I follow you on Facebook.

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  95. I follow you with Bloglovin. This blue and yellow is so pretty!

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  96. My favorite flower is the rose. I love almost every color.

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  97. My favorite flower is the Iris. I love them!

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  98. I follow your blog by email. My favorite flower is Lilacs.

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  99. I just love star quilts. Beautiful.
    I follow your blog via email.

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  100. I follow you on FB (Piroska B...)

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    1. Oops...almost forgot: my favourite flower is the lily.

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  101. Thanks for the clear block making directions. The quilt does shine. And yes 'he still loves me'. I follow on Bloglovin.

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  102. I follow your blog with blog lovin.'

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  103. I follow you on Facebook. My favorite flowers have always been peonies, but now hydrangeas are edging them out!

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