Spoonflower Sampler Quilt {Block 5: Formula One (finish line)}

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Materials and Cutting Instructions

Fabric Amount Cutting instructions
 Fabric A (Citrus)   Scrap or
thin jelly roll strip
  • One (1) 1 1/2” x 32”
 Fabric B (Dark Blue)   Scrap or
thin jelly roll strip
  • One (1) 11/2″ x 32”
 Fabric C (Orange)  Scrap
  • Three (3) 3 1/4” x 5” rectangles
 Fabric D (White)   Fat eighth
  • Two (2) 1 1/2” x 32”
  • Three (3) 3 1/4” x 5” rectangles

Planning your block

In this folder, is a blank map for your block. Use colored pencils to plan out your fabric selections.

NOTE: I recommend planning this block with block 4.

Making your block

For making this block, you will be making it as three separate components (Citrus flag, Blue flag, and Half Rectangle Triangles HRT), before joining together to make the final block.

For the Citrus flag (Green and White strips):

  1. Take the 1 1/2″ x 32″ strips of Fabric A & D, and place them right sides together (RST).
  2. Sew a 1/4″ seam down the length of the strip, press seams open.
  3. Cut the strip in 1/2 at 16″. Sew the two halves together, making sure you are alternating the strips. Press seams open. You now have 4 alternating color strips.
  4. Cut the 1/2 at 8″. Sew the two halves together, making sure you are alternating the strips. Press seams open. You now have 8 alternating color strips.
  5. Cut three (3) strips of 2 1/2″. With each of the strips, sort them and place them in the order, so that the first and third rows start with Fabric D. The second row will start with Fabric A.
  6. Sew the rows together. Press seams open. Unfinished size: 8 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.

For the Blue flag (Blue and White)

  1. Take the 1 1/2″ x 32″ strips of Fabric B & D, and place them right sides together (RST).
  2. Sew a 1/4″ seam down the length of the strip, press seams open.
  3. Cut the strip in 1/2 at 16″. Sew the two halves together, making sure you are alternating the strips. Press seams open. You now have 4 alternating color strips.
  4. Cut the 1/2 at 8″. Sew the two halves together, making sure you are alternating the strips. Press seams open. You now have 8 alternating color strips.
  5. Cut three (3) strips of 2 1/2″. With each of the strips, sort them and place them in the order, so that the first and third rows start with Fabric B. The second row will start with Fabric D.
  6. Sew the rows together. Press seams open. Unfinished size: 8 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.

For the HRT:

  1. You will need six (6) HRT measuring 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ unfinished. Please follow this tutorial (see bottom of the page) using the 3 1/4″ x 5″ Rectangles of Fabric C & D.
    NOTE: I recommend reading through the whole tutorial and think about the placement of your colors – you will need to position your fabrics correctly for the right placement.
  2. Sew the six (6) HRT together in a strip (checking correct direction/placement). Press seams open. Unfinished strip should be 4 1/2″ x 12 1/2″.

Finishing your block

  1. In this final step,  join all three previous components together, starting with the Citrus flag to the Blue flag (Figure 1). Press seams open.
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    Figure 1: Joining the pieces to form the final block
  2. Finally, add the combined flag block to the HRT’s. Press seam open and your block is complete. Unfinished 12 1/2″ square.

Additional Spoonflower Sampler Quilt Block tutorials:

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7 thoughts on “Spoonflower Sampler Quilt {Block 5: Formula One (finish line)}

  1. Hayley

    Hi! I don’t know if this is an issue for you or with Bloglovin (or my phone) but when I open your blog post via the Bloglovin app I get redirected away from your site and a kajillion pop ups try to open. Anyway, love your blocks they are very graphic and striking

    Reply
    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Just tried it on my phone as well and it was fine for me. I’ll send a note to bloglovin. I am assuming it would be an app issue as I have had this happen in other apps

      Reply
  2. Karen

    Michelle, I just love the colors you are using–they are not colors I’d ever put together. Thanks so much for the kick in the seat of my pants 🙂

    Reply
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