Easy Rosebud Quilt Block Tutorial
Posted by Elaine Huff on
Today let's look at this Rosebud quilt block. Other blocks go by the same name but this one first appeared in the publication called Aunt Martha Studios and it is also called Tea Rose. It only used four patches and half square triangles so it goes together quickly! Let's get started!
Fabric Requirements for a 14" Finished Rosebud Quilt Block:
- Light/White: 8 - 3" squares, 4 - 2.5" x 6.5" rectangles, and 1 - 2.5" square
- Light Print: 8 - 2.5" squares
- Medium/Yellow: 12 - 2.5" squares
- Dark/Blue: 8 - 3" squares
Four Patch Units:
Using the 8 Light Print 2.5" squares and 8 Medium/Yellow 2.5" squares, sew together 4 Four Patch units. You can see in the picture below how I pressed the seam allowances. You will find my tutorial for making a basic Four Patch block at https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-to-sew-a-basic-four-patch-quilt-block
Half Square Triangle Units:
Next, sew together 16 Half Square Triangles using the 8 Light/White 3" squares and the 8 Dark/Blue 3" squares as shown in the picture below. Press the seam allowances toward the Dark/Blue fabric and trim/square up the units to 2.5" square. You can find my tutorial for making Half Square Triangle blocks at https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-to-sew-a-basic-half-square-triangle-block
Take two of the Step 2 units and sew together as shown in the far left example in the picture below. Take two more Step 2 units and sew together as shown in the second example below. Repeat for a total of four units of each orientation. Press the seam allowances toward the Light/White fabric as shown in the two examples on the right in the picture below.
Lay out one Four Patch unit, one each of both orientations from Step 3, and one Medium/Yellow 2.5" square as shown in the picture below.
Sew the units into two rows as shown below.
And press the seam allowances away from the Half Square Triangle units as shown in the picture below.
Now you just sew the two rows together. Repeat Steps 4 through 7 for a total of four Corner units.
Putting It All Together:
Lay out the Corner units, the four Light/White 2.5" x 6.5" rectangles, and the Light/White 2.5" square as shown in the picture below. I like having a separate square in the center so that when sewn together, the Corner units line up correctly.
I decided I likes having a color square in the center, so I substituted a Dark/Blue 2.5" square for the Light/White one.
All that's left is to sew the units into three rows...
And press the seam allowances toward the Light/White rectangles as shown below.
Sew the three rows together and you're done! Well, except for...
the pressing. Press the seam allowances toward the center of the block as shown in the picture below.
This Rosebud quilt block was easy to sew together. I do like having a color in the center instead of white. I thought this block would make a good scrappy block but I wasn't happy with it when It was put together - too busy!
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P.P.S. To figure out yardage for a quilt, check out this post: https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-much-fabric-do-i-need