It’s a Classic Kinda Day: Dahlia

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Hi everyone!

I’m excited to bring you another Classics block. This week we will be making Dahlia.

To create this block you will need the following templates.

Dahlia Temp set-01

The template kits for all my Classics are available through Sue Daley stockists and can be bought directly through Patchwork With Busyfingers. This block should measure 12½” when pieced together (12″ finished).

Many of these blocks can be machine or hand-pieced, depending on your preferences and what you feel most comfortable with. I personally prefer to hand-piece these blocks.

Dahlia Block-01

Following the hand piecing instructions sew 1-B pieces to 1-C piece as shown in the diagram.


Make 12

Finger press the seams.


Sew the 12-BC pieces together shown in the diagram.


Finger press the seams.


Sew 1-A pieces to the BC piece as shown in the diagram.


Finger press seams.


Sew 1-D & 1-DR piece to 1-E as seen in the diagram.


Make 4

Press carefully.


Sew the DE pieces onto each corner of the block.


Press carefully.


The block should now measure 12½” square.

The block should look like this once complete.
Dahlia Block-01

I encourage you to experiment with fabric placement and have some fun with these blocks. Here are some basic quilt layout ideas you can try.



I would love to see your work, so remember share your creations using the #suedaleyclassics hashtag on social media.

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