Peace For Ukraine – free Sunflower quilt pattern

This pattern is free and can be used to make a quilt for a refugee family. The sunflowers and doves represent our wish for peace. The finished quilt size is 60 ” x 60 ”.

This post has been converted to a PDF that can be printed. Here is where you can find it. The Sunflower Quilt Pattern is completely free to read, print, and sew, thanks to the post below. It is possible to download the PDF for $ 2.

You can use the coupon code PEACE FORUKRAINE to purchase the PDF file at no cost if you promise to donate your Peace for Ukraine quilt to a refugee family or charity. If you already own my PDF library, you can find it there as well.

sunflower quilt

The Ukrainian flag has golden lands and fields of grain under a brilliant blue sky.

There are four dove blocks surrounding a green square that represent an olive leaf in this quilt.

If you want to learn how to sew a baby quilt, check out my free pattern.

I think a local organization will love to accept this quilt and maybe a few more that I do n’t need, because more and more refugees are coming from Ukraine.

I encourage you to donate your quilt to a charity that helps Ukrainian refugees. Lifting Hands International is one that I found.

If your quilt needs to be used at a women ‘s shelter, you could contact your local American Red Cross.

quilt pattern with sunflower blocks and dove blocks

I used quilt design software to create the pattern and sewed several of the blocks. I will update this post with finished photos of my quilt when I am done sewing, as I have sewed almost half of my blocks.

I recommend you pick two beautiful yellow or gold fabrics for the petals, a brilliant blue fabric for the center of the sunflowers, and two pale blue or blue-gray fabrics for the doves. The flowers and doves stand out if the background is white or low volume white. You do n’t need a lot of fabric for the center.

You could raid your scrap bin and use lots of different colors to make gorgeous sunflowers.

Let ‘s get sewing!

Peace for Ukraine is a quilt pattern.

The finished size is 60 ” x 60 ”.

You will need it.

  • A yard of bright yellow fabric.
  • There is a yard of golden yellow fabric.
  • A yard of brilliant blue fabric.
  • A yard of blue fabric.
  • A yard of light blue-gray fabric.
  • A square of green fabric for the center.
  • 2 1/2 yards of white fabric.
  • 1/2 yard of fabric is used for binding.
  • A piece of batting.
  • 4 yards of wide fabric for the backing, or enough to piece together a backing piece of at least 62 ” x 58 ”
  • There is a cutting mat and a ruler.

If you follow the instructions, you wo n’t need any extra fabric for the dove blocks. There is a large piece of white fabric behind each piece of the sunflowers. The background fabric pieces needed for the dove blocks can be cut with these 12 pieces.

You will need an extra 1/2 yard of background fabric if you sew your dove quilt blocks first or if you prefer not to cut the white fabric behind the Dresden pieces.

There is cutting.

The bright yellow fabric was cut.

  • The fabric is 6 1/2 ” wide.

The Petal template can be used to cut 30 pieces from those strips.

The golden yellow fabric was cut.

  • The fabric is 6 1/2 ” wide.

The Petal template can be used to cut 30 pieces from those strips.

The bright blue fabric was cut.

  • There are 12 pieces using the template.
  • sashing squares are 2 1/2 ” x 2 1/2 ”

The light blue fabric was cut.

  • The rectangles are 3 quarters of an inch x 7 quarters of an inch.
  • The squares are 3 1/2 ” x 3 1/2 ”

The light gray-blue fabric was cut.

  • The rectangles are 3 quarters of an inch x 7 quarters of an inch.
  • The squares are 3 1/2 ” x 3 1/2 ”

The fabric was cut from the background.

  • The squares are 13 ” x 13 ”
  • sashing strips are 2 1/2 ” x 12 1/2 ”
  • sashing squares are 2 1/2 ” x 2 1/2 ”
  • The border strips are 3 1/2 ” x 54 1/2 ”
  • The border strips are 3 1/2 ” x 60 1/2 ”

There are border tips.

  • The border strips have to be pieced together.
  • Do n’t cut your border strips now. Wait until the center of the quilt top is finished so you can measure it and sew accurate borders. Measure and cut quilt borders.

There are general quilt piecing tips.

  • Even though most patterns call for a 1/2 ” seam allowance, I always use a small one. I can square up my blocks as I go to make a neat quilt.
  • Use thread that matches the pieces you are sewing. This is important on the quilt with bright colors and topstitching.

How to make a quilt block.

Each block requires 1 square 13 ” x 13 ” 5 petals, and a center piece.

The petals should be folded in half and pinned at the top.

Use a 1/2 ” seam allowance to sew across the top of each piece.

To clip a small triangle of fabric away from the fold, use small scissors. Do n’t cut the stitches.

Press each seam open. Then turn the right side out and poke the corner with a turning tool or chopstick.

Press each flat. There is a pattern of bright yellow and golden yellow.

Pin along one of the straight edges of the petals.

The straight edge should be sewed with a 1/2 ” seam allowance. Press the seam open.

Continue sewing the petals in the same way until all 5 are sewn together in an alternating pattern.

The sewing machine needs to be adjusted to sew a long stitch. 1/2 ” away from the edge is where to sew along the curved edge.

The curved edge needs to be turned smoothly to the wrong side if the bobbin thread is to be pulled very slightly. Press the curved edge over.

The petals have the center piece on top of them. The center piece should overlap the petals.

Topstitch the center piece.

The blue center is lined up with a corner of the 13 ” square. Use a lot of pins to hold it in place.

If the sunflowers do n’t fit on the block, do n’t worry. Line it up nicely. You can trim and square the block before it ‘s finished.

Topstitch along the top edges of the petals.

Carefully trim away the extra white and yellow fabric after turning the block over.

Square the block to make it measure 12 1/2 ” x 12 1/2 ”

There are 12 Sunflower Blocks that you can sew. There are 6 Sunflower Blocks with 3 bright yellow petals and 2 golden yellow petals. There are 2 bright yellow petals and 3 golden yellow petals in the other 6.

How to make a Dove Quilt Block.

The 12 pieces of background fabric were cut away from the backs of the Sunflower Blocks.

  • 6 7/8 ” x 6 7/8 ” are the 8 squares.
  • The squares are 6 1/2 ” x 6 1/2 ”

One of the squares should be folded in half. To make a diagonal cut from one lower corner to the other, use your ruler and cutter.

One larger triangle and two smaller triangle pieces will be created. The smaller triangle pieces should be discarded.

Cut the 6 7/8 ” x 6 7/8 ” squares into triangles.

There are two matching 3 1/2 ” x 7 1/2 ” rectangles. To make a diagonal cut from one lower corner to the other, use your ruler and cutter.

Two triangles that are oriented in one direction and two triangles that are oriented in the opposite direction will be created.

Place the rest of the 3 1/2 ” x 7 1/2 ” rectangles right side together in pairs.

There are one background triangle, one light blue triangle, and one gray-blue triangle in your workspace.

Place a smaller triangle on top of the center triangle with the straight edges lined up.

The top points of the triangles need to be lined up.

Use a 1/2 ” seam allowance.

You can open and press. On the right side, pin the remaining triangle. Again, make sure the top points are lined up.

Put the heads of your pins out of the fabric.

Use a 1/2 ” seam allowance.

If the heads of your pins are sticking out from the fabric, you can turn the piece over and stitch from the back. This allows you to start sewing at the top of the triangle.

This is a piece of art. Place it to 6 1/2 ” square. One more wing piece should have blue and gray triangles at the opposite corners.

There are 2 light blue squares and 2 light blue-gray squares.

Make 2 rows by sewing the squares together. You can make a 6 1/2 ” piece by sewing the rows together.

There are two wing pieces with a checkerboard piece and a 6 1/2 ” background fabric square.

Make 2 rows by sewing the squares together. You can make a Dove Block by sewing the rows together. Square the block to 12 1/2 ”

Dove Blocks can be made into two different arrangements. There is a dove block with blue wings and a gray-blue tail. There are gray-blue wings and blue tails in the other block. The two blocks are made the same way.

There are four Dove Blocks in each arrangement.

The Peace For Ukraine quilt top should be assembled.

The 16 quilt blocks should be arranged on a large surface or quilt design wall with the 4 Dove Blocks pointing toward the center.

The blocks should be sewed into 4 rows with 2 1/2 ” x 12 1/2 ” sashing strips between them.

Make 2 rows with 4 sashing strips, 2 bright blue squares, and a background fabric square.

You can make a row with 4 sashing strips, background fabric squares, and a green fabric square in the center.

sashing together the rows of quilt blocks

Attach the borders. The border strips should be sewed to the sides of the quilt. The border strips have to be sewed to the top and bottom of the quilt.

Instead of using the specified lengths for the border strips, I recommend measuring your quilt and using the actual measurements shown in this post. This helps to prevent puckering where the borders are attached.

The peace quilt pattern was finished.

To make a piece big enough for the back of the quilt, cut the backing fabric in half and sew it together.

The quilt top, batting, and backing should be put together.

The quilt top should be quilted as desired.

Cut 8-9 strips of binding and sew them together using diagonal seams. You can use your preferred method to bind the quilt. You can see how I bind my quilts.

If you make this quilt, I would love to see it.

We should pray for peace in Ukraine.

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