Image by Teresa DownUnder via YouTube
If you have accumulated tons of fabric scraps at home and are unsure of what to do with them, then you might like this granny square quilt block by Teresa DownUnder. You’ll be using tons of 2.5-inch squares for this block, which makes it perfect for utilizing those leftover fabrics. In case you don’t have them, you can use jelly rolls instead. To create this pattern, you’ll need six colors including the background.
I have already made several of these blocks at home using different colors, which I have used for pillow covers, blankets, and even placemats. The process is quite simple, but you need to be careful with the seams and ensure they nest perfectly. Be creative and playful when you choose your preferred colors. This stash-buster project is sure to be enjoyable!
All squares measure 2 1/2″
Make the center flower. Start by placing the turquoise square in the middle, then put the orange squares on all sides. Next, fill the corners with the 4 mauve squares. After that, place two medium violet squares beside two oranges on the opposite sides. Then place the dark violet on the other two oranges.
Once you have the center flower, add white squares on all sides.
Sew the squares in rows with 1/4″ seam allowance, then press each one open. Next, sew the rows together, making sure to nest the seams. You can hold them with pins to make sure they stay in place.
Trim excess fabric at 1/4″ from the purple square corners to make it into a square block.