Flower Patch Block 1

Welcome to the real beginning of the Flower Patch sew along.

In this post you will find a video with basic foundation paper piecing instructions and the download for block 1.

flower patch sew along logo

I’m sure there is a really cool name for this block that I could not find a reference to. I added the pinwheel because I thought it’d add a little interest, much better than an empty center. Not to mention, I love pointy blocks.


For this block you will use your dark, medium and light fabric along with your chosen background.

Instructions are given in the download on the correct number of strips and size to cut for construction of this block. Do NOT cut more than specified and do NOT sub cut. This will make sense if you’ll please watch the video.

Just in case the embed doesn’t work and I’m still asleep when you try to view it.

You will find there is much less fabric waste when paper piecing with strips.

If you have any questions regarding instructions in the download please leave a comment and I will respond as soon as possible.


  1. Hi Denise. I’m looking for the fabric requirements for the SAL but can’t seem to find them. Am I blind or did I miss a blog post already?. I’ll just happen to be near a LQS I like for the next 2 days to pick up anything I’m short. 😉 Thanks in advance for your help!

    • Denise

      Somehow the fabric post and the SAL post clashed, its fixed now. Clock on the Flower Patch Mystery SAK at the top of the page then click fabric. Sorry about that.

  2. Beautiful block, I’ll get started this afternoon!

    • Denise

      It goes together pretty quick. Including the video I think it took me about 1 1/2 hours. Thank you for joining.

  3. Great video! I’m an accomplished paper-piecer, but i learned a few tricks that will make my piecing go more smoothly and I’ll have less waste doing it. Thanks, Denise.

    • Denise

      Yw, glad you found something useful. Piecing with strips like this also saves you a lot of time cutting the patches too.

  4. Hi Denise! I love the first block in your QAL. The fabrics look so nice and crisp with the white background fabric. I’m going to watch your video now – thanks for sharing. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • Denise

      Thanks Roseanne. Hope you and Sue and the littles are staying well.

    • Denise

      Thank you, the white really brings out those blues.

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