Sunday, August 30, 2015

Hive 3 September Tutorial

Margaret here from Columbia, SC. I have 2 grandsons and three standard poodles, Vegas, Marco, and Sterling. I am a self taught quilter; however, making bags is my passion! I love Amy Butler's patterns.

I broke the top of my foot in 3 places May 22nd and am just now able to walk on it so it has been a little challenging this summer but I did piece the Hosta by Judy Niemeyer and have it on my Tiara II I got this summer.

I have made the Poduck Posy block from Podunk Pretties, and here is the tutorial as a reference: www.bloglovin.comblog/post/5222389/4236169510 I prefer bright colors and modern. I do not care for the fabric used on the leaves in the tutorial and would like a brighter green and can be floral as long as it has some green. I hope you have fun with this block!

All seams are a quarter inch, press seams to the dark unless stated otherwise.

White or background fabric: bright white
(2) 4.25" squares
(2) 3.25" x  3.5" squares
(1) 3" square
(2) 2" x 3.25"
(1) 1.5" x 2.5"
(5) 1.5" squares

Green stem
(1) 1" x 7"

Posy (blue stripe)
(1) 3" square
(1) 2.5" square
(1) 1.5" (Darker blue center)

Leaves (blue, yellow and green)
(2) 2.5" x 3.25"

You can choose your own bright colors at this point; however, no off white, black or grey.

Sorry forgot to give you the finished size, 6.5" x 12", on the Posy!

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

I have laid out my pieces.

Sew a quarter inch line on both sides of the drawn line on the 3" squares. Cut on the drawn line and press open. On the leaves stitch slightly to the right of the drawn lines. You will end up 2 half square triangles and 2 leaves.

Square up the two half square triangles to 2.5"

Piece the one HST and the 2.5" square as shown and press towards the square.

Sew together the 1.5" white and the 1.5" dark blue, press open then sew the 1.5" x 2.5 white to the dark blue and white strip. Press towards the white.

Sew the units together and press away from the HST.

Sew the 2 units together.

Fold all the triangle pieces in half and make a crease. Line up the crease with the seam on the Post and stitch and press.

Leave tails until next step.

Add the other two triangles, clip the tails and press.

Square up the block to 6.5". You must leave a half inch from the bottom of the Posy to the bottom edge.

Cut off the 1/2" from the bottom now your square is 6.5" x 6".

Sew together all the pieces starting at the left of the stem and pressing away from the leaves.

Now sew the pieces to the right of the stem.

Sew both leaf units to the green stem. ( please use bright greens on the stem and leaves) I pressed away from the stem.

Center the stem section onto the Posy and pin, stitch to complete and press open.


Now for my question:

What has been the highlight of your summer besides the heat?


barbara woods said...

i love Lea Anna Flowers, you did great

mumziepooh said...

Pretty block - do you want all blue flowers or do you want us to make whatever color we want? The link doesn't work for me in the tutorial, btw.

SewCroom said...

Same here - link does not work.

HelloQuilts! said...

What a pretty block!

Ruth said...

Here's the link if you need it: