Sim­ply Scrap Flow­ers

A per­fect project for breast cancer aware­ness.

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CUT­TING

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.

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