Squash Blossom Block Tutorial


For January I was in charge of sharing a Block of the Month (BOM) with my local chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild. A couple years ago when the tribal/Aztec blocks were just starting to become popular, I mocked up a super simple squash blossom style block just for fun in a jumbo size, and for my BOM assignment I re-worked the math for a 12″ finished block for the guild.

Since I already had this ready, I figured I would go ahead and share it here with cut lists for both sizes. The directions aren’t super specific but the layout on the diagram is pretty self-explanatory.


Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild
Block of the Month: January
SQUASH BLOSSOM (12 inch finished)
Cut List:
Background Fabric (white):
12 ­ 2.5” squares
6 ­ 3” squares
Feature Fabric (grey):
8­  2.5” squares
8 ­ 3” squares
Accent Fabric (black):
2­  3” squares
1. Using the 6 three inch squares of background fabric, and 6 of the three inch
squares of feature fabric, create 12 HST units. Trim to 2.5” unfinished.
2. Using the remaining 2 six inch squares of feature fabric and the 2 three inch
squares of the accent fabric, create 4 HST units. Trim to 2.5” unfinished.
3. Assemble block according to the diagram below.

squash blossom


JUMBO SQUASH BLOSSOM (30 inch finished)

Cut List:
Background Fabric (white):
12­ 5.5” squares
6­ 6” squares
Feature Fabric (grey):
8­ 5.5” squares
8­ 6” squares
Accent Fabric (black):
2­ 6” squares

There are definitely other ways to construct this block, but I like that this construction can be used for a simpler version (like the jumbo size I made) or a more scrappy version (see the 12″ block).

Either way, I would love to see whatever you make with this little tutorial! Tag me on instagram (@hollygetsquilty) or leave me a comment here with a link if you blog a finished block!

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  4. kelly says:

    Love this block. What method are you using to get 2.5″ HST’s from 3″ squares?

  5. Hi there! Would it be alright if we used this tutorial as our Block of the Month at our local quilt guild?

    • Holly Gets Quilty says:

      Jennifer, yes you are definitely welcome to use it! If anyone posts pictures of their blocks to instagram I would love to see them–I can be tagged at @hollygetsquilty !

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  7. Sara says:

    I would love to make this but I’m a beginner quilter (w/plenty of sewing experience). I have a 27″ euro pillow form that I’d like to have either 26″ or 25″ finished. How do I adjust the pattern sizes accurately?

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