Floral Garden 3. 5. Sew an A row to a B row, centering the A row on the B row as shown in Figure 1; press. Repeat with all A and B rows. edge and referring to the Assembly Diagram for positioning on the background strips; pin in place. Repeat steps 2–4 with the remaining stem strips referring to the Assembly Diagram for positioning. COMPLETING THE QUILT B 1. Sandwich the batting between the pieced top and a prepared backing piece; baste layers together. Quilt as desired. When quilting is complete remove basting and trim batting and backing fabric even with raw edges of the pieced top. Prepare binding and stitch to quilt front edges, matching raw edges, mitering corners and overlapping ends. Fold binding to back side and stitch in place. Prepare six leaves and three flowers referring to Making 3-D Flowers & Leaves on page 86, using the 10" x 8" and 10" x 6" fabric rectangles and the 5" x 8" and 5" x 6" batting rectangles with the prepared templates. Arrange and hand-stitch a set of two leaves and one flower at the top of each stem, stitching the leaves first and the flowers on top to finish. A 2. 3. Figure 1 4. 4. Join the A-B rows as in step 3, with ends of B rows extending beyond the ends of the A rows. Trim excess from the top and bottom of the B rows even with the top and bottom of the A rows to complete the quilt background referring to Figure 2. Figure 3 5. 3. Stitch in place just inside the previously stitched seam as shown in Figure 4. 5. QW Figure 2 Figure 4 ADDING THE STEMS 1. 4. Fold each stem strip in half along length with wrong sides together; stitch along the long raw edges using a scant 1/4" seam allowance. Press folded edge flat. Referring to Figure 3, place the long stem strip on the quilt background in the middle position, starting with one end at the bottom Press the folded edge of the stem strip over the seam and seam allowance and hand-stitch the folded edge in place referring to Figure 5. 2. Figure 5 84 Springtime Quilts QUILTER’S WORLD PRESENTS: Mayy 2019
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