A free appliqué flower quilt
make an 8 inch flower quilt block
This applique flower block is meant to be done using the fusible web technique of applique rather than turning under the edges and hand appliquéing. This is because of the fluted edge to the petals which would be very difficult to turn under.
Feel free to use any raw edge applique techniques which you enjoy. Machine embroidering with a satin stitch (closely set zig zag) would be attractive around the petals.
The block is meant to be an 8" finished block (you will add a 1/4" seam allowance around the block shown above). You may, of course, make is any size you wish by adjusting the size on a copy machine. The little vertical bar on the drawings is (if you enlarge the templates to make an 8" block) meant to be 3 inches. Each of the templates you will see here has this little strip placed on them so you can keep the parts all in scale with each other.
Fabric Choices? You may use all one color for the petals, but I think using different, related by color fabrics as I show in the diagrams makes the flower more lively looking.
I'd love to see photos of any finished blocks or ways you use this block and I'll put them in a gallery to attach to this page. Email to quilting -at- equilters.com
This Azalea Appliqué Block was designed and drawn using Electric
© 2001 Susan C. Druding - to be used for personal or Guild use (with credit to SCD)
You can make a Daffodil block too - click HERE
copyright ©2001 Susan C. Druding