Floral Garden 4. 9. 2. To complete one Irish Chain block, select one A square; two each B-C units, D squares and G, H and I rectangles; four E rectangles; and eight E-F units. Join the two B-C units with A to make an A-B-C row as shown in Figure 3; press. Sew the E-F-G rows to opposite long sides of the block center as shown in Figure 7; press. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each L and M square. Referring to Figure 11 and with the K triangle on the left, place an L square right sides together on the bottom corner of one J-K unit and stitch on the marked line. 3. 5. Note: Placement of the L square is critical for the design to work correctly; pay close attention to the drawings to orient the pieces properly. A-B-C Row Figure 7 A 10. Sew an E rectangle to each short end of an H strip to make an E-H row referring to Figure 8; press. Repeat to make a second row. Figure 3 6. Join two E-F units with a D square to make a D-E-F row as shown in Figure 4; press. Repeat to make a second row. E-H Row Make 2 L HE Figure 11 Figure 8 D-E-F Row Make 2 11. 4. Sew an E-H row to the top and bottom of the previously pieced unit to complete one Irish Chain block as shown in Figure 9; press. Trim beyond stitched line 1/4" and press L to the right side as shown in Figure 12. D Figure 4 7. Sew the A-B-C row between the two D-E-F rows and add an I strip to each short end to complete the block center as shown in Figure 5; press. Make 15 4" 1/ L L Figure 12 5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with an M square on each of the remaining corners of the J-K unit to complete one flower unit as shown in Figure 13. Block Center I Figure 9 Flower Unit Make 60 Figure 5 12. Repeat steps 4–11 to complete a total of 15 Irish Chain blocks. M 8. Join two E-F units with G to make an E-F-G row as shown in Figure 6; press. Repeat to make a second row. COMPLETING THE FLOWER BLOCKS E-F-G Row Make 2 Figure 13 1. Sew a J triangle to a K triangle along the diagonal edges to make a J-K unit as shown in Figure 10; press. Repeat to make a total of 60 J-K units. 6. Repeat steps 3–5 with the remaining L and M squares and J-K units to complete a total of 60 flower units. To complete one Flower block, select four flower units and two each N and O strips. G Figure 6 7. J-K Unit Make 60 J K Figure 10 97 Springtime Quilts May 2019 QUILTERSWORLD. COM
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