If you enjoy making string blocks, you will enjoy this fun orange string applique flower quilt block. I have been making this block in different colors using the scraps in my stash.
I’m using simple half-square triangle blocks and a string pieced center that the applique is done on. Here you can see the little batik leaves that I have added to the quilt block.
I pulled out my string flower blocks and added an orange one to the collection. Using coordinating fabrics makes it easy to make a quilt block like this.
Here is the applique on the flower before I did my free-motion applique around it. A closeup of the free motion applique is always fun to see.
As you can see, I have made quite a few blocks like this.
Here are the diagrams showing how I pieced together the rows.
Orange String Applique Flower Block Tutorial
The string pieced center is 6½” x 6½”. I always use a page from our old telephone books for the string piecing. I cut the paper 7″ square and then trim the strings before I rip off the paper.
- Cut two cream block 5″ squares and cut diagonally.
- Add them to sides of the string pieced block.
- Trim to 8½” x 8½” square.
- The border is made up of 2½” squares.
- Use the directions on the Affinity block to make the half square triangle blocks.
- The diagram above shows you how to arrange your blocks.
Download the template for the flower.
The orange string applique block will measure 12½”x 12½”
If you like teal you will enjoy the Teal String Flower Tutorial. You will find diagrams to show you how to piece the applique flower string blocks.
If you like this block, take a look at the 18-inch pillow with a little large applique flower.