Tessellating Blossoms is a four-petal floral motif that interlocks with itself to form a continuous design. (A tessellation is a shape that can be repeated indefinitely without any gaps or overlaps.) The block that the quilt is built from is 8 inches square when finished, but the full floral motif spans a 12-inch square as the tips of the petals extend into the adjacent blocks or the border. These dimensions can be scaled down or up, if desired, so that the blossoms are a nice size relative to the size quilt you wish to make.
This design concept did not originate with me, and I’m not aware of its beginnings. A paper foundation piecing pattern that creates a four-pointed star shape in the center of the blossom, called Dogwood Blossoms Quilt Pattern, can be purchased at equiltpatterns.com. My approach is purely patchwork, incorporating a diamond shape in the center of the blossom. I’ve also seen this design concept made with no blossom center, which is an option in these instructions, especially if you want to reduce the scale from the measurements I chose for my sample quilt.
This 4-page PDF pattern includes many colored diagrams, detailed instructions, layout approaches, fabric selection tips and a chart of pieces to cut for each block and the border—everything you need to successfully create a beautiful quilt project with your own special touch.
When you purchase this pattern, you will also receive my free 5-page PDF tool for calculating yardage, shown in the last product image. This Yardage Calculator will not only guide you in determining your yardage requirements, but it will also guide you in cutting pieces for your quilt from strips. You can use this tool with any quilt pattern, not just with my designs.