Apple Flagstones Block Tutorial: 52 Twisted Traditional Block QuiltAlong

I had all the photo’s taken and was on track to get my blog post done by last night for the next block of the 52 Blocks Quilt Along but then, I was distracted by #talknt and other online chatting, before I knew it, it was 11pm and I really needed to get some sleep.  I could have gotten this done this morning BUT I decided that I needed to go to the gym.  So – here I am and it’s almost noon and I’m just getting this to you.  I really need to work on my planning!  I could have been sewing instead.  Oh well – it’s a cute block this week, it was worth the little extra wait.

Apple Flagstones Block Tutorial for

52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along

Finished Block Size – 8” x 8”

I twisted the ‘Delaware Flagstones’ block for our next block. By choosing colors and adding a few little stems – we have a couple of apples in a fun patchwork field.

Cutting Instructions

Fabric A (I used red)
2 – 3.5” squares

Fabric B (bright shade of green)
1 – 8” x 1.5” strip
2 – 4” x 1.5” strips

Fabric C (contrasting shade of green)
1 – 4” x 1.5” strips
2 – 8” x 1.5” strips
4 – 1.5” x 1.5” squares

Fabric D (light green)
8 – 1.5” x 1.5” squares
4 – 1.5” x 6.5” strips

Fabric E (brown)
1 – 1.5” x1.25” approximately, a small scrap will do just fine

Fusible (your favorite kind)
1 – 1” x 1.25” approximately


Draw a diagonal line on the back of your eight 1.5” squares of Fabric D.

Place them on the corners of Fabric A – right sides together in the orientation shown above.

Stitch along the lines you drew.

Trim each of the four corners off leaving approximately a quarter inch.

Iron towards the corner fabric. Square off to 3.5” if necessary.  Make 2 blocks.

Sew your 4” strips together and your 8” strips together like shown in the picture above.

Cut the 4” strip into two 3.5” x 1.5” pieces and the 8” strip into three 3.5” by 1.5” pieces. Arrange as I show to make a nine patch and sew the rows together.

You now have two cornerstones and two nine patches.

Sew them together into a 6.5” square.

Now it’s time to add the border. Sew a 6.5” x 1.5” strip to the top and bottom of the block you just made.

Sew a cornerstone of Fabric C to the ends of the other two 6.5” x 1.5” Fabric D strips. Now sew these onto the other opposite to edges of your block.

Now you have a nice little border on your block.

It’s time to make the stems. Take your piece of fusible and iron it to the scrap of brown.

Trim the excess fabric off that isn’t fused to the fusible.

Now, cut some fun little strips out of your fused fabric. You will only need two for stems.

Place onto the flagstones and fuse them down. If you use a light fusible be sure to stitch them down. And – you now have two apples laying in a green field!

And there you have it – the Apple Flagstone Block is done! Thanks for following along and I hope you enjoyed this block tutorial!

Get a FREE printable PDF of the Apple Flagstone Block Tutorial by heading to my Craftsy page and getting the Apple Flagstone Block Tutorial.   Don’t wait too long though!  In one month there will be a small fee for the Printable PDF pattern…you’ll always be able to view it on my blog for free though.

I can’t wait to see what all your blocks look like!  Be sure to share you blocks and any projects you make using your blocks onto our flickr group: 52 Blocks Quilt Along

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