Happy Flower Quilts week 5

By Melissa LeRay

Hi everyone! Welcome to week five of the Happy Flower Quiltalong!  This week’s template block provided a challenge for me! I am no stranger to Y seams, but when you’re working with small pieces, shifting can certainly happen and make a big difference in the block overall.


I think the block turned out great overall, but it was certainly a challenge! How did you manage with it?

As for the applique block, the flower is supposed to be a Lily of the Valley – and those are usually white.  But I’m really enjoying my light backgrounds for these needle-turn blocks so I just decided to go with it! I’m still a little undecided for that center leaf, but I think when the entire quilt is laid out it won’t make much of a difference.  And I can always change it at the end if I feel strongly about it!


If you’ve been on the fence about joining in, you can jump in whenever you want! You just need the book – check Sunny Day, Sew Stitching Happy, or even Amazon.  If its sold out, its continually being replenished, so try again a day or two later.

In case you need any help, please be sure to visit the FaceBook group devoted to all things Happy Flower Quiltalong, and be sure to use the following hashtags on IG so we can all see your work: #happyflowerQAL, #happyflowerquilts, #sunsunsampler, and for these two blocks, be sure to use #happyflowerQALBlock9, #happyflowerQALBlock10.

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