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Spring Flowers: Dahlia

Spring Flowers: Dahlia

Written by: 
Lisa Jo Girodat

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YIELD

12" finished block

INGREDIENTS

FABRIC A
(2) 5½” squares
(8) 2½” squares
(2) 3” squares

FABRIC B
(2) 5½” squares

FABRIC C
(2) 5” squares

FABRIC D
(4) 2½” squares

FABRIC E
(2) 3” squares

FABRIC F
(2) 1 x 3½” rectangles
(2) 1 x 4½” rectangles

FABRIC G
(1) 3½” square

INSTRUCTIONS

MAKE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES

Mark a diagonal pencil line on the wrong side of each Fabric A 5½” square. Place right sides together with Fabric B 5½” squares .  Sew ¼”  away from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the line and press. Trim to 5” square.  Make 4.

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Repeat with 3” Fabric A and E pieces. Trim to 2½” square. Make 4.

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MAKE QUARTER SQUARE TRIANGLES

To make Quarter Square Triangles (QSTs) - Mark a pencil line on the diagonal of EACH Fabric C  5” square. Match up to one corner of HST unit as shown, ensuring the marked line is oppositing the seam. Sew on the pencil line. Trim 1/4” away from the line and press.

Trim each QST to 4½” squares.

Make 4.

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ASSEMBLE CORNER UNITS

Join HSTs with background pieces and Fabric D squares as shown. Make 4.

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MAKE CENTER

Join Fabric E and F pieces as shown.

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ASSEMBLE BOUQUET

Join block units as shown. Trim to 12 1/2" square (unfinished size)

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Happy spring sewing!

LisaJo Girodat

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