Friday, June 22, 2012

Amanda is back to take us to Park Place

Hi everyone!
Thanks to Madame Samm for inviting me back to make another block with you all!

There was such a positive response to my scrappy Pinwheel Park block I thought I'd do something similar with 1-1/2'' scrappy squares, but add in a little applique.

This 12-1/2'' block is like a little city park, and the only city park name I can think of is "Park Place", which shows I must have played too much Monopoly as a kid...

Here is what you need to make 1 Park Place block:
  • 26 (1-1/2'') squares of scrap fabric
  • 1 (3-1/2'') square, 2 (3-1/2'' x 6-1/2'') rectangles, 1 (1-1/2'' x 2-1/2'') rectangle and 1 (1-1/2'') square of Background #1 (shown as white here)
  • 1 (3-1/2'') square, 2 (3-1/2'' x 6-1/2'') rectangles, 1 (1-1/2'' x 2-1/2'') rectangle and 1 (1-1/2'') square of Background #2 (shown as light blue here)
  • 1 (4-1/2'') square for the Flower Block background (which I also showed as white, but it doesn't have to be...)
  • some additional scraps for applique

Following the diagram below, join a  (1-1/2'') Background #1 square and a (1-1/2'') Background #2 square to either side of one of the (1-1/2'') scrap squares.  Join a (1-1/2'' x 2-1/2'') Background #1 rectangle to one of the scrap squares and a (1-1/2'' x 2-1/2'') Background #2 rectangle to another of the scrap squares.  Join these rows together to create a corner unit as shown.  Repeat to make an additional corner unit.

Join remaining (1-1/2'') blocks into 2 6-square units and 2 4-square units.

Trace the petal and little circle shapes from this template onto the smooth side of paper-backed fusible web.  Fuse to the wrong side of some scrap fabric.  Cut out shapes and fuse onto the (4-1/2'') Flower background square, making sure the edges of the petals are at least 1/2'' away from all edges.  (You can also use a tiny yo-yo for the flower center.)

Add a 4-square unit to either side of the Flower block.  Add a 6-square unit to the top and bottom of the Flower block.

And now lay out all your pieces to form the final block.  Join units into rows, pressing seams toward rectangles. Join rows....

To make this block!

With Park Place you can make this...

Or this...

Or this...

Or you can go really crazy and make this...

And if you do make something fantastic be sure to share!

For more pattern ideas please visit my blog if you get a chance.  (I just might be having a giveaway by the time this posts... hint! hint!)

Thanks again for Madame Samm for hosting this fantastic blog and asking me to visit!

Happy sewing!


  1. Well sweet Amanda..I hate to see this end, you sharing and providing us all with such great patterns.
    You know you can return anytime, our doors and hearts will always be open...

    This is a delightful pattern filled with daisy love...
    Thank you thank you ...

  2. Ohh what a great tutorial and quilt! I would really love to try this.

  3. I'm always happy to see Amanda here! Love her blocks, and this one is no exception, in fact I believe I like this the best so far! Thank you Amanda, and Madame....Hugs!

  4. What a lovely it!! Thank you for a wonderful tutorial

  5. Thanks for the tutorial. I really like the "zigzag" layout. Looking forward to making it as soon as I finish the 2 baby quilts I'm making.

  6. Thank you for the tutorial. This is wonderful
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  7. I am so all over this.....have been looking for weeks through my books and mags for just the right project. I knew what I wanted and could not find anything. Eureka, logged on and there it was. See you later, headed to the sewing room! THANKS!!!!!

  8. Very Pretty block! I'm in love with it! It has so many possibilities! Thank you!

  9. Amanda's blocks are all so very pretty!

  10. Too cool! I just joined your blog!

  11. This is a spectacular block. Thanks for the instructions.

  12. Love this block and all the variety of quilts that can be made. Thanks for sharing.

  13. This is so very pretty! Thank you.


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