Simply Scrap Flowers
A perfect project for breast cancer awareness.
Prepare templates for appliqué pieces using patterns given. Prepare shapes for fusible appliqué, cutting pieces from assorted scraps as indicated on patterns and referring to Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué on page 14.
From aqua tonal:
• Cut 7 (21/2" by fabric width) C/D strips.
From multicolored stripe:
• Cut 3 (5" by fabric width) B strips. • Cut 7 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.
From white tonal stripe:
• Cut 7 (5" by fabric width) E/F strips. • Cut 3 (101/2" x 571/2") A strips along the
remaining length of the fabric.
COMPLETING THE QUILT
Refer to the Assembly Diagram for construction steps. 1. Using a package length of rickrack, lay out the rickrack on one A strip in a pleasing manner starting about 10" from the top end as shown in Figure 1; pin to hold. Trim excess at bottom end. Repeat with the two remaining A strips, butting ends of rickrack lengths as necessary.
Note: It is OK to use shorter pieces. The ends can be covered with appliqué shapes.
2. Sew the rickrack in place on each A strip using a straight stitch or zigzag stitch with matching thread.
3. Arrange, fuse and stitch flower and half-flower motifs and tulips and leaves as desired on top of the rickrack on each A strip referring to Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué on page 14.
4. Join the B strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two 5" x 571/2" B strips.
5. Join the appliquéd A strips with the B strips to complete the quilt center; press. 6. Join the C/D strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 21/2" x 76" C strips and 21/2" x 58" D strips. 7. Repeat step 6 with the E/F strips to make two each 5" x 76" E strips and 5" x 58" F strips. 8. Sew a C strip to an E strip along length to make a C/E strip; press. Repeat. Repeat with the D and F strips to make two D/F strips. 9. Center and sew a C/E strip to opposite long sides and a D/F strip to the top and bottom of the quilt center, stopping stitching 1/4" from each corner of the quilt center; press. 10. Miter corner seams to complete the quilt top referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 11. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 12. Quilt as desired. 13. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish.