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Granny's Flower Patch Quilt

by Darlene Zimmerman

63" x 72"

Schematic of Granny's Flower Patch Quilt Grid

Materials Needed:


  • Tri-Recs™ Tools

    • Fabric

      • 2 2/3 yd. Background Fabric
      • 1/4 yd. of 20 or more prints
      • 1 1/4 yd. Border & Binding

      table of fabric block number requirements


Cutting Directions

image of Rec pieceFrom background fabric, cut 25 strips 3 1/2" wide. Cutting just one folded strip at a time, cut into 792 Recs pieces (or 396 pairs). Cutting just one folded strip at a time will insure more accurate pieces. Don't forget to cut off the "magic angle."

image of Tri pieceFrom each of the prints, cut a 3 1/2" strip. Recut the strip into desired number of Tri pieces. (For each block, you need four Tri pieces, for two blocks you would need eight Tri pieces, etc.)

Piecing Directions

image of Tri-Rec pieceSew one Recs piece right sides together with a Tri piece. Press the seams towards the Recs piece. Repeat for all the units.

image of Tri-Rec pieceSew the remaining Recs pieces to the other side of the Tri pieces. Press the seams towards the Recs piece.

schematic of flower blockWhen all the Tri-Recs units are completed, join four into a block. Each block consists of two identical units. Press seams as directed.

Construct 99 blocks.

Assembling the Blocks

For best results, lay out all the blocks and arrange the colors to your satisfaction. The quilt shown was laid out in eleven rows, with nine in each row.

To join blocks in a row, arrange all the blocks with the longest seam (the last one sewn) running horizontally. Turn every other block so the horizontal seam will naturally oppose with the next block. Join all the bocks in a row. Pin at each intersection. Press one direction.

Repeat for each of the rows, but alternate the direction the joining seams are pressed.

Join all the rows, pinning at each intersection. Press the seams all one direction.


Cut 7 border strips at 3 1/2". Measure the width of the quilt in several places. Take an average of that measurement if necessary. Cut two borders to this length. Sew to the top and bottom of the quilt. Press towards the borders. Repeat for the side borders.


Mark any quilting lines before basting. Cut the backing and batting 4" larger than the quilt top. Baste, then quilt. The quilt shown was machine meandered in the background areas and in the border.

Before binding, hand or machine baste (with a walking foot!) a scant 1/4" from the edge of the quilt to keep the layers together.

Bind with double straight grain binding cut a 2".

Don't forget to sign and date your quilt. Enjoy!

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