Floral Garden Making 3-D Flowers & Leaves 1. 6. 12. Fold the 10" x 8" green tonal rectangles in half with right sides together to make 5" x 8" rectangles. Trace one outer petal and two leaf shapes on each folded rectangle, leaving 1/2" between traced shapes (Figure A). Tuck seam allowances to the inside at opening edges; hand-stitch opening edges closed (Figure D). After quilting is complete, arrange and hand-stitch one flower and two leaves at the top of each stem, stitching the tips of the leaf motifs in place first and then adding the flower motifs on top as shown in Figure F. Note: You may stitch the motifs in place all around instead of leaving edges free, if desired. 2. Figure D 2" 1/ 7. Repeat all steps using the 10" x 6" pink/burgundy rectangles and 5" x 6" batting rectangles to complete the inner petals and flower centers, tracing one inner petal and one flower center on each folded rectangle. Center a flower center on each inner petal shape; hand-stitch in place in the center or around outer edges. Figure A Figure F 3. Place each traced rectangle on a 5" x 8" batting rectangle; sew along traced lines through all layers, pivoting at corners and leaving a 11/2" opening on each shape (Figure B). 8. Note: The flower is more secure if the whole edge is stitched down, but it is not necessary to do this if the project will be used as a wall quilt. 11/ 2" 9. Center a stitched center/inner petal unit on each outer petal shape and stitch in place as in step 8. Using a chain stitch and pearl cotton, hand-stitch vein lines in leaves as marked on pattern. 11/ 2" MAKING APPLIQUÉD FLOWERS 11/ 2" 10. Three-dimensional flowers are not appropriate for use on a crib quilt as they pose a choking hazard. However, the flowers can be easily changed from 3-D to one- dimensional flowers and machine- appliquéd in place. Use fusible web and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to transfer the pattern shapes given for the 3-D method to the fabrics. Fuse the shapes to the background at the end of the stems, layering the pieces in the same order as for the 3-D version. Stitch around the shapes using your favorite machine-appliqué stitches to secure the pieces in place. Figure B 4. Cut the stitched shapes apart. Trim batting close to seam. Trim excess fabric 1/8"–1/4" from stitched seam. Clip into curves (Figure C). 1 1 8"– 4" 1/ 1/ 23 23 Chain Stitch Stitch Chain 11. Repeat step 10 on the inner petal piece next to the edges of the flower center, stitching through the inner and outer petals (Figure E). Figure C 5. Turn shapes right side out; press edges flat at seams. Figure E 86 Springtime Quilts QUILTER’S WORLD PRESENTS: Mayy 2019
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