Seed Packets Block

Amy FriendCraftsy, etsy, gardening, paper piecing17 Comments

I’ve been planning to make a Seed Packet block for my paper pieced garden block series from the start but was having a hard time working it out in my mind.  Things finally clicked and I made some decisions and I am happy with it!  I am calling this block simply “Seed Packets.”  As you can see, I chose Early Peas and Heirloom Tomato.  If the piecing looks too complicated, you could easily modify this pattern by replacing the paper pieced vegetables with a large flower or vegetable from a fabric print and modifying the seed name accordingly.

I looked at lots of images of vintage seed packages to arrive at my design.  I made the two packets a little bit different just because it is more fun that way.  For my blocks, I stamped the seed names on BasicGrey grunge print from the Little Black Dress line.  They could also be embroidered or fussy cut.  The tomato is pieced with a green grunge for the leaves and stem and the red is an Etchings Script that I got from the Fat Quarter Shop originally but it appears to be out of stock now.  The little dot around the outside edges is a sweet print from Ayumi.

Truthfully, I chose peas for one packet because I love an excuse to use buttons. I thought I might line 4-5 buttons up in a row to be the peas in the pod.  I think it looks fine without it but it might be even more fun with the buttons.  Sadly, I only have one button that is the perfect color match. I am working on rectifying that!

The pea packet has a little corner block in the lower left where you can fussy cut, stamp or embroider the price of the seeds. I used Annie’s Farmstand by Lakehouse. I have another Lakehouse print in my stash that has a circular design that reads “Guaranteed to Grow” and it would be the perfect fussy cut too.  See it in the picture above?  I thought about using it but I was using the Annie’s Farm Stand print in white for the packets and it is more ivory.  The pea pod is a green Heath print by Alexander Henry.

The background fabric for this block is of course the new Vintage Modern Cottage Pebble that I cut up as soon as I got it into my hot little hands.

I am working on getting this pattern ready for sale soon.  If you are interested in the other patterns from this series, “Pick Violets” is a free download from my sidebar and the others are in my Etsy shop as well as Craftsy where you can download them instantly.