Monday 23 April 2018

Patchsmith Sampler Block 8 - Field Rose

Block 8 - Field Rose

This week welcomes an intermediate block - The Field Rose. But don’t be put off – it uses quick corners which we covered with Block 3 (Watermelon) and I have a great tip for matching the points on those quick corners.
Yellow Field Rose

It is mid Spring here in England and the field roses are not yet out in the country borders. But that doesn’t stop us growing our own.

Creating the center unit of block 8 is exactly the same as creating the core of the Watermelon block except we make quick corners on all four corners of the center A square.
Quick corners make quick work of the middle unit

Once this is done we move onto the petals – of which you will need to make eight petals. Once you have created the petals at step 5 of the block pattern you will find it helpful to press the seams on four of the petal units upwards....
Press the corner seams on four petal units up towards the corners

and the seams on the remaining four petal units downwards..... 
and press the remaining four petal unit seams down towards the petals

You can see the different when they are placed side by side.....
Make four of each

This helps with matching the petal points as you can now nest your corners (butt one seam up against another). Press the joining seam open and your petal unit should look like this at the back ....
Press the joining seam open to reduce bulk.  

and you should find you have perfect points on the front.  
You may need to trim your double petal units everso slightly

(If they do not match exactly don’t worry – it will not notice on the finished quilt. However, if you are creating this block as a focus block for a project you might want to practise a little so cut a few extra C and G pieces.)

Then it is just a case of joining your units together. 
Follow the pattern to create a floral delight.

And remember – field roses come in all colours so experiment with different colour combinations.
An Autumnal Field Rose

Next week we continue with quick corner units when we play with Block 9 – Bullseye.  You can find all the blocks made so far HERE.  And there is plenty of time to join in with the sew-along.  All you need are some fabric scraps and The Patchsmith's Sampler Blocks pattern book.
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Until then I look forward to seeing your blocks on Instagram (#block8fieldrose) or in the Flickr Group.    


  1. Such a cute flower!! Lots of potential color combinations.

  2. This book is amazing! I love all of the block patterns! SO PRETTY! I wish i had swen the sew along sooner, i have committer to a couple others now... but i will definitely be making many of these blocks, i just ordered the ebook!! and now i can refer to the tutorials if i get stuck...THANK YOU!

    1. Hi Julie, it doesn't matter when you join in - the tutorials will stay up indefinitely. There are just so many wonderful things to make and sew-alongs to join in - it can be hard limiting ourselves. I am glad you like the book.