March 02, 2021

Double Flower - Quilt Block Mania

 Before we jump into today's post, did you know that today is my 8 year blogging anniversary? I'm having a pattern sale to celebrate 😊 All of the patterns in my shop are 25% off, no coupon code needed, now through March 7th.

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And now, on to regularly scheduled programming...😊

It's time for Quilt Block Mania again and this month the theme is Flowers. I love designing quilts with flowers, so this theme just made me smile. I already have Flower Box (my first ever published pattern), Flower Path, Pinwheel Garden and New Life, but there's always room for another flower design.

I hadn't yet settled on a design for this block when we went into lockdown a couple of weeks ago and I found myself needing some fabric therapy. I ended up making 10 flower mini quilts that were 6" square. When my friend (and fellow QBM designer) Laura saw my IG post with the flowers cut out, she thought I was already working on the block for today and was impressed with how ahead of the game I was. Well, I wasn't...until she said that and I realized those double flowers would be perfect for today's block!

I reprinted the templates, this time for a 12" block and made myself a flower. This teal beauty is made with three different Island Batik fabrics and the background is from Northcott. 
Double flower quilt block |
It's too bad I didn't make a 6" mini flower quilt to keep myself, to compare the sizes, but here's a thread spool for scale, at least.
Double flower quilt block |
I stitched around the layers of the flower with Aurifil 50 wt thread in three different colours: 5005 for the outer flower, ____ for the inner flower and 2024 for the center.
Double flower quilt block |
There was a time I resisted doing zig zag stitching around appliques, though I can't remember why. Now it's one of my favourite ways to finish applique shapes. Go figure!
Double flower quilt block |
Though it won't be seen once this is finished into a quilt, I do love how the stitching around the applique looks from the back.
Double flower quilt block |
Want to make your own Double Flower block? Enter your email address here to download the pattern. Doing so will also subscribe you to The Bulletin, which I hope you will enjoy reading 😊 

There are lots of other great flower themed blocks this month for Quilt Block Mania, so hop around and collect them all.

Rose Garden by Slice of Pi Quilts
Happy Flowers by Carolyn Burgess
Double Flower by Devoted Quilter
Faux Flowers by Blockofthemodotcom
Mod Tulip
Enchanting Echinacea
Rosebud Wreath at Patti's Patchwork
Flower Power - Cotton Street Commons
Dottie's Garden by Heidi Pridemore
Poppies by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Pretty Posies at Perkins Dry Goods
Mittens Smells the Roses at Puppy Girl Designs
Wildflowers by Studio R Quilts
Sweetheart Rose by QuiltFabrication
Flower Patch at Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio
Scattered Petals by Snowy Days Quilting
Scrappy Tulip by Katie Mae Quilts
Happy Bloom Block by Oh Kaye Quilting
Buzz along
Everything's Coming Up Roses by Inquiring Quilter
Spring Posies by Blue Bear Quilts
Four Roses
Pieceful Crocus Focus
Improv Bloom by Love to Color My World
Sue's Field of Flowers by The Quilted Diary


  1. this is very pretty. thanks for sharing. i am an applique newbie. this looks simple. will give it a go.

  2. Your version definitely appeals to my ombre loving heart!

  3. Where do I enter my email address for the flower pattern? Thanks!

    1. Hi, Marsha, you're a no-reply commenter, so I hope you check back here. The form should appear just above the image of all of the QBM blocks. If you're not seeing it, maybe try on a different device?

  4. Where do I enter my email address for the flower pattern? Thanks!

  5. Where do I leave my email address for the flower pattern?

    1. Hi, Cindy, you're a no-reply commenter, so I can't reply directly to you. I hope you'll check back here. I'm guessing you're using a mobile device and for some reason the form isn't working on mobile right now. You can try on a computer, or on your mobile device scroll down to the bottom of the post and click on "view desktop version." That should make the form work for you.


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