I know, I know. It’s the wrong season in North America but it’s almost springtime in the southern hemisphere. It’s also refreshing and pretty — so I went with it.
This quilt block is a lesson in making a nine patch block. I say that because it has quite a few pieces, (but many are simple squares or rectangles), but you get to practice making half square triangles and (my favourite patch) flying geese units. So, with careful sewing, you will find this block is a breeze to whip up.
The sample quilt layouts illustrated are standard choices — a side by side layout with sashing strips (look closely and you will see that a secondary pattern emerges where the sashing strips meet) — (hint .. a star appears) and the second quilt sets the blocks on point with extra blank blocks for fancy quilting designs.