Friday, January 27, 2017

Flower Block

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This is the first of 3 Flower Blocks for Green Tea and Sweet Beans, I constructed it much differently than recommended. I made the actual flower the same way as the author, Jen Kingwell. I fussy cut fabric and used freezer paper. I sewed the pieces together by hand. That part was easy!

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I appliqued the flower to the background. The directions had templates that would fit around the flower and square it off. My problem with that method is that 1/4 inch is not accounted for. I think I could have figured it out but thought this way would be easier. 

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The bottom part of the block used another fabric as a background. I sewed a stem between 2 pieces of the background.. I used freezer paper to get the correct shape so I could sew the 2 halves together. After sewing the 2 halves together, the leaves were appliqued. All I had left to do was cut it to the proper size which is 4 1/2" X 6 1/2". 

It's a cute little block! Two more to go! I feel better about making them knowing the first one came out fine. 

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful work--I love how you did it your way and how it turned out so well...hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks so much! I wasn't sure my method would work out but so glad it did! It was easier for me to do it this way.

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  2. Sweet block! Good luck with the next two.

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    1. Thanks, Em! Still picking out fabric for the next two blocks!

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  3. you just keep tempting me with quilts to make you enabler you LOL love how this is coming along..

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    1. I love being your enabler! Haha! Nice to hear you like it! Check out Jen Kingwell. Her quilts are very interesting!

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  4. It's gorgeous - you've made a great start!!

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    1. Thanks, Raewyn! Fun quilt but so many varied blocks and techniques!

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