Looking for an Autumn themed quilt block? The Scrappy Acorn Quilt Block is a great scrappy project for the beginner and for experienced quilters, too. It's perfect in table runners or any fall patchwork project.
This block is the creation of Amanda Weatherill of The Patchsmith Blog. Many thanks to Amanda for letting me include it here in my stash of blocks.
Pumpkin Quilt blocks are quite popular to make, especially as fall approaches. Several varieties of Pumpkin Quilt Blocks exist, and below a few of them are pictured:
The Bouquet Quilt Block Pattern is a clean and simple block with a nice symmetry. It looks especially well when set on point or when used in a design to "point" toward another block.
As far as the history of this block goes, I don’t know much. The first time I remember seeing the block was in Laurie Aaron Hird’s book “The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt.” According to her, all the blocks in this book were in use by the 1920’s.
Skill level: easy
The block can be constructed in several ways. A more difficult way is to cut each of the four "flowers" as parallelograms, and sew the block using Y-seams. However, if the block is divided into the 4x4 grid, it can be assembled rather simply with half square triangles.
Watch the video to see how the block goes together:
This block, which closely resembles a palm leaf, is named Hosanna, which is a reference back to biblical times. Shortly before Jesus was crucified, he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The crowds spread palm leaves out in front of him like a carpet and shouted "Hosanna" (an expression of adoration which literally means, "Lord, save us!")
The story is often re-enacted at Easter (Palm Sunday) as a remembrance.
This block turns out best when paper pieced. Click the image below to download the templates.
(You will need to print 8 copies at 100% size)