Brighten Your Day With Our Collection Of 25 Sunflower Quilt Block Designs

The sunflower represents joy, happiness, and positivity. 

Quilting brings this same joy and positivity to millions of people. 

Doesn’t it just make sense then to combine the two and create sunflower quilt blocks? 

Sunflower quilts naturally bring a smile to your face and brighten up any space in your home. 

From the gorgeous large petals to the vibrant yellow shades, sunflowers are a wonderful reminder to look at the bright side of life. 

In today’s post, we will focus solely on sunflower quilt blocks and share 25 uniquely beautiful blocks you can use in your next project. 

25 Bright and Sassy Sunflower Quilt Block Designs

We’ve curated a good mix of modern and traditional quilt blocks suitable for all skill levels. Any of these sunflower quilt block options will make a gorgeous quilt top. 

  1. Cheery Fall Table Runner

This free tutorial will show you how to make this beautiful beginner-friendly quilt block. The tutorial includes instructions for traditional cutting and AccuQuilt Die Cuts. The finished blocks measure 12”. You could easily use this tutorial to make any size quilt.

  1. Fall Flower

Here is a super fun and easy sunflower quilt block tutorial from Lori Holt’s blog, Bee In My Bonnet. This was part of her Vintage Block Along series, and it is a lovely simple block. The finished block measures 6”.

  1. Sunflower!

This quilt pattern includes instructions to make these gorgeous 18” sunflower quilt blocks. The blocks are sewn together using sashing and cornerstones. The finished quilt will measure 62” square, but you could make a larger or small quilt by adding or subtracting blocks. 

  1. Batik Sunflower Quilt Block

Batik fabrics are the perfect match with flower quilt blocks. The fabric designs are organic and look beautiful when paired with a block like this beautiful sunflower block. This free tutorial will show you how to make a 12” finished quilt block.

  1. Sunflower Blocks: Three Ways

Here is a fantastic tutorial that shows you how to make a sunflower quilt block using three different methods. You will learn two Dresden plate techniques plus an English Paper Piecing (EPP) process to make small hexagons. These blocks would make a fun weekend project.

  1. Cheerful Sunflowers

This is a popular sunflower quilt pattern for a few reasons. It’s a scrap-friendly, beginner-friendly pattern, and you can interpret it into many different color palettes and designs. The pattern includes five quilt-size layouts for you to choose from for your project.

  1. Follow the Sun

Wow! This quilt is a piece of art! Wouldn’t this look gorgeous on any wall in your home? This pattern includes step-by-step instructions on how to make this 30” x 30” mini quilt.

  1. Fabulous Fusible Flowers

To make this large 18” quilt block, you must know how to do applique piecing. The pattern includes all the templates you will need for the flower, plus instructions on putting it together and quilting it. This would look amazing, placed inside a frame and hung on a wall.

  1. Paper Pieced Sunflower Block

This foundation paper piecing (FPP) pattern features a sunflower, stem, and leaves on a rectangular quilt block. The pattern includes templates for two block sizes. You should be familiar with FPP before attempting this project. 

  1. Sunflower Seeds

This pattern is an excellent choice for beginner quilters since all the blocks are pieced using traditional methods and are simple blocks to piece together. It is a fat quarter-friendly quilt pattern, but you could use scraps to make a fun, scrappy-style quilt. The finished quilt measures 61 ¾” square.

  1. Sunflowers Quilt Pattern

This traditionally pieced quilt pattern features large sunflower quilt blocks. The example quilt was made using batik fabrics, adding an extra design layer. The finished quilt measures 81 ½” x 101 ½”.

  1. Scenic Road Sunflower Quilt

Do you love barn quilts? This beautiful sunflower quilt pattern takes the bold look of a barn quilt and translates it into a large centerpiece for a quilt top. The pattern includes instructions for a 48” square and a 66” square quilt. 

  1. Sunflower Quilt Block

Here is a fun pattern that gives you tons of choices for what your sunflower quilt blocks will look like. There are seven variations and sizes to choose from, giving you all kinds of design possibilities. The pattern includes step-by-step block construction details and a fabric cutting chart.

  1. Simplified Sunflower Block

This adorable quilt block is a simplified version of your typical sunflower block. The pattern includes step-by-step instructions on making this block from start to finish. The pattern comprises four block sizes: 6”, 12”, 18”, and 24”. 

  1. Sunflower Star

Here is an excellent beginner-friendly quilt block pattern that shows you how to make this sunflower star block using half-square triangles and squares. This is a fun spin on a traditional star quilt block. There are five quilt block sizes included in this pattern.

  1. FPP Sunflower Block

This is a fabulous beginner FPP quilt block since it doesn’t have many small complex pieces. The pattern includes templates for three sizes. It looks fantastic using scraps like the above image.

  1. Sunflowers on the Table

This pattern includes instructions for two table runner styles and adorable octagon-shaped placemats. You will use traditional quilt block piecing to make all of these projects. These would make a beautiful housewarming gift. 

  1. Sunflower Stand

This sweet quilt pattern features sunflower quilt blocks, smaller flowers, and quirky leaf blocks. All of the blocks are pieced using traditional piecing methods. The finished quilt measures approximately 84 ¾” x 84 ¾”.

  1. Triple Sunflower Quilt

This is a fun, vintage quilt pattern from the 1970s that you can purchase as a PDF. The pattern features a unique triple sunflower quilt block in an “on-point” layout. The finished quilt will measure 72” x 96”, a great size for a twin quilt. 

  1. Sunflower Paper Pieced Block

Here is another FPP sunflower quilt block. The pattern includes templates for the flower block pictured above in two sizes and a leaf block in two sizes. You will also receive a coloring page to try different color combinations before you sew. 

  1. Quilt Full of Sunflowers

This block is an excellent beginner-friendly quilt block that uses simple construction to create the flower petals and center. Grab your favorite fat quarter bundle and make this quilt in no time! The pattern will help you make a 70 ½” square quilt top. 

  1. Sunflower Farms

This quilt pattern combines different sizes of sunflower quilt blocks, leaves, and small star quilt blocks to make a gorgeous design. Since this quilt has several other elements, I recommend it to intermediate beginners and up. The finished quilt measures 100” x 100”, which will work perfectly for a queen bed.

  1. Applique Sunflower Panel

Here is another artistic, modern spin on a sunflower quilt block. The entire design is made using applique techniques. The finished quilt measures 30” x 36”, but if you wanted to make something larger, you could make several sunflower blocks and sew them together to create a more oversized quilt top. 

  1. Sunflower Collage Quilt

Collage quilting is a unique style where you layer up different fabrics to create a gorgeous one-of-a-kind piece of art. This pattern includes all templates and instructions to make this piece. The finished mini quilt measures 18” x 24”.

  1. Little Blessings: Sunflower Sunshine

Here is another wall hanging that features sunflower applique pieces and pinwheels. The pattern will show you how to add loops to make the wall hanging and how to create the mini quilt. The finished piece measures 12” x 18”. 

We hope you enjoyed this collection of sunflower quilt patterns and they brought a little joy into your day. There are so many options out there for a beautiful sunflower-themed quilt project. Whether you choose a free tutorial or a purchased pattern, you can make a gorgeous quilt.