BUTTERCUP, 3″ Dark
Welcome to Spring! What a wonderful time of year! To celebrate the change of seasons, today’s block is Buttercup. Try to work an exuberantly floral fabric into today’s endeavour!
This block is a modern simplification of the original pattern, published in the Kansas City Star in 1940:
I first came across the block in a workshop with Jackie Robinson in the 1990s when we did a quilt called How Does Your Garden Grow? from her Perennial Patchwork book. I suspect this is the Buttercup block’s first publication, as it is not mentioned by Beyer or Brackman.
Make sure you stop to smell the flowers today! Hope you have a lovely spring day.
Download September 22 instructions (as .pdf).
Beyer, J. (2009) The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns
Brackling Press: Elmhurst, Illinois
Brackman, B. (2012) BlockBase Version 2.2, “Bluebell”
The Electric Quilt Company: Ohio, USA
Robinson, J (1990) Perennial Patchwork
Country Thread Designs: USA
Fabric Image Credit:
Garden Delights Gray Sky Studio for In The Beginning Fabrics.