Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Twisted Blossom Tutorial

Twisted Blossom
download pdf here

 16 1/2" x 16 1/2"

Fabric Requirements for one Twisted Blossom block:
-(8) Metro Twist blocks, 4 that face right and 4 that face left. (instructions can be found in our Metro Twist pattern)
-(2) 6 3/4" squares background fabric cut in half diagonally to make (4) 6 3/4" triangles
-(2) 6 3/4" squares focus fabric cut in half diagonally to make (4) 6 3/4" triangles
-(4) 4" squares for inside triangles

*Quick Curve Ruler

 Pair the background and focus fabric triangles.  Sew each set together. Press open.

Square up each block to a 6" square.

Place the 4" squares on focus fabric triangles and mark a reference line from corner to corner as shown above.  Stitch on line. 

Using a ruler and rotary cutter, cut a 1/4" away from stitched line.  Keep (small) triangle set. Repeat for all 4 blocks.  Press to make (4) 6" blocks.

Sew (small) triangle sets together.  Press open.

 Square up each block to a 3" square.  Sew together to create one block unit.

Layout your blocks as shown above.  After you are happy with the layout, sew the Metro Twist blocks together to create two unit blocks.

Sew blocks to form rows, then sew rows to make a Twisted Blossom block.

16 1/2" x 16 1/2"


Sandi said...

Thank you for posting this pattern! I love this block as it is fun and perfect for a little girl's room. And since I have your ruler...guess what's next on my list! Now if I only had time for everything on my list!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Excellent! I'm so excited to get started on this one!

Anonymous said...

I love your block too! I'm wanting to give my lounge room a face lift for next year and thinking of using your block on a number of projects. All I have to do is get the curve ruler and of course my fabric. Thanks for sharing the great tutorial. I can't join in on the swap due to the distance and costs. Will be happy to post pictures my projects as I make them. Thanks again. Julie

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

A beautiful block! Can't wait to see your quilting on a quilt with these! I have been a bit nonquilting for a long time, but finally got some more sewing done than in a long time. Hopefully there will be some more quilting on the longarm soon too :-)