This block looks like a poppy to me. I think a whole quilt made of this block would be lovely and it would make me happy.
|Okay, maybe not. Nice, but a little too boring for my sensibilities.|
|But look at this - every other block is different. Much better. (Imagine your favorite colors if you don't like orange.)|
|And this is the best one yet. Adding in a fourth color really richens it up.|
- From the red, cut 4 - 2 1/2" squares AND 2 - 2 7/8" squares. (I cut mine 3" and trimmed after making the hst's.)
- From the blue, cut 2 - 2 7/8" squares. (Again, I cut mine 3" and trimmed after making the hst's.)
- From the black, cut 1 - 2 1/2" square.
|First, make 4 hst's. Draw a line diagonally from corner to corner of the 2 blue squares. Match them up with the 2 large red squares and sew 1/4" on each side of the line. (Go to this link for more details.)|
|Cut in half on the line and press to the red. Trim, if necessary to 2 1/2".|
|Lay out the elements as shown.|
|Sew into rows and join the rows, pressing to one side - like a 9-patch block. The block will finish to 6 1/2".|