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Category: Plants and Flowers

Scrappy Acorn Quilt Block

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.

You can download Amanda's free pattern for the 6" finished block at this link.

 

Block Construction

Illustration of Exploded version of scrappy acorn quilt block
Exploded version of scrappy acorn quilt block

Pumpkin Quilt Block (Assorted Variations)

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:

Illustration ofPumpkin Quilt Block (Version 1)
Pumpkin Quilt Block (Version 1)
Illustration of Pumpkin Quilt Block (version 2)
Illustrated Exploded version of the Pumpkin Quilt Block (Version 1)
Exploded version of the Pumpkin Quilt Block (Version 1)
Image of Exploded version of Pumpkin Quilt Block (version 2)

Bouquet Quilt Block

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.

Grouping Example

illustration of a group of bouquet quilt blocks
Click image to download coloring sheets

Block Construction

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.

Image of Exploded version of the Bouquet Quilt Block
Exploded version of the Bouquet Quilt Block

Watch the video to see how the block goes together:

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheet

Tobacco Leaf Quilt Block

Grouping Example

Grouping of tobacco leaf quilt blocks in straight rows

Block Construction

Illustration of an Exploded Version of the Tobacco Leaf Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets for the tobacco leaf quilt block

Hosanna Quilt Block

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.

Grouping Example

Illustration of a quilt made with hosanna quilt blocks

Block Construction

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)

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets.