I am happy to share a new idea with you- a floral quilt tutorial!
Then I thought that a few guidelines on how to sew this would be great too.
Then I thought that the way these blocks are constructed is cool and I can’t keep it secret on the blog.
So here is an easy way to make these blocks. The blocks are raw edge appliqued using fusible web.
You can make the blocks in any size. Choose a size for the flower and a bigger size for the background.
You will make three blocks at a time.
– 3 background fabric pieces
– 3 different color fabrics for the flowers
– a small piece for the center
You also need 3 pieces of fusible web, a little bigger than the size of the flower design.
Download the design (two sizes available – 7” and 14”;print at smaller scale if you need smaller designs).
Transfer the design onto the paper side of fusible web. Repeat two times. Accuracy is VITAL!
Press the fusible web (rough side down) onto the wrong side of your flower fabric.
Then cut EXACTLY on the lines! Accuracy is VITAL.
You cut out the large piece into 3 pieces.
Repeat for the other two fabric pieces.
Lay down the background fabric (it could be a single piece of fabric too, instead of 3 pieces that you have to piece later).
Remove the paper backing from all the pieces.
Take the largest pieces and place them on the center of background.
Then take the next largest pieces and place them onto the background. Mix the colors. You don’t need to transfer the design lines to help with placement. The pieces fits perfectly.
Then add the last floral pieces. Again, make sure you have different colors.
When everything is in place, press well.
Secure the edges of the applique pieces using your preferred method then quilt.
The only needed thing for success with this pattern is accuracy!
Accuracy when transferring the design onto fusible web and when cutting out the fabric pieces – cut exactly on the lines.
It is easy to secure the edges of the applique pieces if their edges are close to each other. We don’t want to see the background fabric between the edges of two flowers!
I love most the flowers made in gradation fabrics.