Tuesday, 1 May 2018

10-inch Toadstool Tutorial

This month I’m queen in Stash Bee and we’re making a toadstool block. I figured I might as well share the tutorial here as well.

The block has been tweaked – up scaled, turned into a square, simplified slightly, and the tiny HST units have been removed (you’re welcome) – from this tutorial by I am LunaSol. It turns out that it now looks very similar to this block by Patty Sloniger. When I couldn’t find the pattern in her shop I checked with her and she has given her consent to me using it so long as I let you know that she came up with it first. I’m more than happy with that!
I’ve chosen a red and white print for the toadstool top, low volume prints for the background, a mid grey print for the stem and a pale grey print for the gills.


From the toadstool top fabric
          Cut one rectangle 5 ½” x 10 ½”
          Cut two 1 ½” squares

From the gills section fabric
Cut one 1 ½” x 10 ½” rectangle

From the stem fabric
          Cut one rectangle 4 ½” x 3”

From the background fabric
Cut two rectangles 4 ½” x 4 ¼”
Cut two 3 ½” squares


Mark the diagonals on the two background squares and the toadstool top fabric squares
Line the background squares up in the corner of the toadstool top rectangle so the line cuts across the corner, and the same for the toadstool top squares on the gills section rectangle. Stitch along the marked line. Trim ¼” from the stitched line and press.

Stitch the two background rectangles to either side of the stem fabric rectangle. Stitch the three sections together to form a toadstool.

And we’re done!

If you make any of these I would love to see them! Tag me on Instagram @sevenoaksstreetquilts or #10inchtoadstool or email me.

I’ll be linking this up to Cheryl’s (Meadow Mist Designs) and Yvonne’s (Quilting Jetgirl) bi-yearly tutorial link up.

In the meantime, I’m linking up to Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation and Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter


  1. What a great tutorial and clever block! I look forward to seeing the blocks you receive and quilt you make using them. :)

    1. Thank you for linking up to the Tips and Tutorials Festival!

  2. Great tutorial Sue, love the block and the fabrics you chose. I would have enjoyed making this for Bee Inspired.

  3. Cute block! I would have enjoyed picking out just the right fabrics for this one. Can't wait to see the quilt with all of these in it!

  4. Great tutorial and cute block! Love that you chose red, so perfect!

  5. Great tutorial and block! Thanks for planning on linking it in the festival!