Flower Girl Quilt

Flower girl cover

Hi, I’m Lauren Terry from {flyawayquilts.com}  You can check out my blog for an awesome give away.  Also, if you would like to download the pdf version of this tutorial, you can find it here:  Finished Flower Girl.  Ok, onto the tutorial…


-1 layer cake (or 4 charm packs)

-1 white charm pack

-2 yards neutral/background fabric

-1 yard border fabric

-3/4 yard binding fabric

-4 yards backing fabric



-If you’re using a layer cake, pick 16 squares for your blocks and cut them into 5″ squares

-Cut 1.5″ squares from patterned fabric (cut 16)

– From your neutral fabric, cut strips measuring 1.5 x 5″ (cut 64)

– Cut your white charm pack into 2.5″ squares. (cut 72)


From your neutral fabric cut:

-15 strips measuring 1.5″ x 10″

– 9 strips measuring 1.5″ x 11.25″

– 4 strips 1.5″ x  width of fabric



-Draw a diagonal line on all your 2.5″ white squares.IMG_0147

– Take a 5″ square of patterned fabric and place a 2.5″ white square in diagonal corners.  Sew along the line you drew earlier.


– Clip seam allowance.        IMG_20150701_132944225

– Iron seam allowance to dark side.  Repeat the steps up to this point with all 5″ squares.


– Sew a 1.5″ strip in between two of your petals.

– For the Middle section of your block, get two 1.5 x 5″ strips and sew a 1.5″ square in the middle


– Nest the seams and place a pin in each intersection as you’re creating your blocks.IMG_20150708_132405128

– Join the top and bottom with your unit and press.


– Using the 10″ cardboard as a template, cut down each block to 10″ square.



Sashing:  You can do sashing the traditional way with long white strips, but I have a hard time making sure all my blocks are in line with each other.  Here’s an alternate method:

– For sashing, take 15 of your blocks and sew a 1.5 x 10″ strip to one side of each.

– Next, take 9 of those blocks and lay 6 aside.  Take the 9 and add a 1.5 x 11.25″ strip adjacent to the one you started with.

– Now you should have 9 blocks with an “L” shape of neutral fabric, 6 blocks with only one strip of neutral fabric on the bottom and one block with no other strips (as pictured below).


– Lay out the L shaped blocks in a 3 x 3 pattern, then lay out the one strip blocks (with 3 on the right, and three on the bottom).  Put your empty block in the bottom right corner.  Doing the sashing by this method will make sure your blocks stay squared up.


– Add a 1.5″ neutral border all around, then add a 5″ patterned border.  Your quilt top is finished!


– Baste, quilt, and bind as desired.



Quilt measures 49″ x 49″


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Lauren Terry

Lauren Terry

Lauren is a pattern designer, quilting blogger and YouTuber.Her favorite fabric combinations include bright fabrics on a white background.In addition to quilting, she loves hiking, grocery shopping with no kids, and the beach.

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13 comments on “Flower Girl Quilt

  1. Lisa Calle says:

    Lauren, this quilt is darling! I absolutely love it in the Bright Sun fabrics, but I can also picture it in Christmas colors. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Linda says:

    So neat !

  3. Rosemaryflower says:

    Thank you for sharing this pattern. Your quilt is adorable. Now I want to make one too.
    Thank you for the inspiration too. This is just a quilt I really want to make 🙂

  4. Christine Sherman says:

    Very pretty, thanks!

  5. Jeannine says:

    Simple et joli,j’aime beaucoup

  6. cruisefan says:

    Very nice!
    And easy enough for getting quick, neat results! Perfect for a beginner, I would say.
    Thanks for sharing

  7. Mary says:

    I’m definitely pinning this pattern. You did a wonderful job both making it and explaining how to make. I think the pillow case size would be perfect for my sewing juniors (granddaughters) ages 11 and 8 while I do the larger one. Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Lauren Terry says:

    Thanks everyone! It did turn out so fun. 🙂

  9. Bothainah says:

    Very pretty. Very simple. Thank’s for sharing

  10. kellykago says:

    To quilt this did you stitch in the ditch?

    • Lauren says:

      I never have much success stitching in the ditch.. So I stitch an 1/8 inch next to the ditch. It’s more like top stitching or just straight line quilting.

  11. AnnieF says:

    This pattern makes such a cute baby quilt – I just finished one and have gotten so many compliments on it. I loved the idea of using the 10″ layer cake cardboard for trimming down the blocks – such a simple suggestion but I never would have thought of it!

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