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Larger quilt blocks offer the incentive that there are less to make to produce your quilt. When time is limited, this size of block is your best friend. A second feature is that you can try a more difficult design as the pieces may be many, but the sizes of the patches are easy to work with. A win-win all around.
Peony and Forget-Me-Not
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Peony and Forget-Me-Not quilt block is a good choice when you want to make larger blocks. The advantage of this technique is that your resultant quilt is ready earlier (fewer blocks to make = faster end product).
This eight patch block features half square triangles in two different sizes, as well as quarter square triangle pieces that are used to create an underused (at least in my opinion), patch which is often called a three quarter square triangle. It's fun to incorporate the latter patch in your blocks as it allows for specific shapes to emerge (in this case part of the "flower"). The centre patch is another familiar one - the square in a square unit.
All in all, this quilt block is more of an intermediate level design. However, this could be used as a valuable learning tool if you are new to quiltmaking, due to the variety of different patches used in the design.
~ Peony Nine Patch
~ More "Flower" Quilt Blocks