Friday, November 18, 2016


Here it is - Blossoms!

Blossoms quilt

Another quilt created from leftovers from Jeweled Flower Garden and Saw Tooth Flowers, with petals from solids added in.

The blossoms use the Crafted Applique (affiliate link) technique, a new non-traditional applique method. 

So how did these blossoms happen? After prepping the fabric according to the directions in the book, and with six triangles from each fabric, a hexagon center was created, 

highlighted by a yellow frame. 

Using a longarm ruler as a template, 

the first row of petals are cut and placed.

Two circle rulers provide the templates for row 2 and 3.

Then the process begins to add them on to the first row.

Row 3 is added in the same way.

The blossom creation was carried out on a pressing sheet in order to adhere the petals to each other for transfer to the background.

After cutting a few leaves, everything was pinned and then fused to the background.

For this quilt, I decided to use the straight line of the quilting to hold down the applique instead of zig zagging around the edges then quilting over that. 

Background on this is a freehand meander. No need for something fancy as it would be hard to see.

Though I'm not concerned about the applique coming up, I don't know how the edge will hold up in the wash. Lara claims the edges don't fray, but I'll check that out on another project.  For now, this one is a wall hanging.

Almost forgot! The background is a D9P (disappearing 9-patch), done all in greens. Check out the D9P tutorial to make your own.

Have a great weekend quilting!

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