Start a garden full of
cheerful blossoms! Three-dimensional leaves and stems are neat
touches in this original design by Bethany Reynolds.This free
online workshop includes step-by-step photos of the block piecing.
size 41" x 411/2"
Thanks to Michelle
Wyman, whose suggestion inspired this design!
This design uses
the Magic Mirror-Image Trick to create symmetrical designs in
the blossoms. For main fabric selection tips, click here.
The three-dimensional petals
are created using the Appli-bond method developed by my friend
Joan Shay, author of the "Petal Play" books. Visit
to see her wonderful designs!
Click here for a larger view of the block.
|Main Fabric (Blossoms)
||6" or longer design repeat
- 4 repeats (add 1/4 yd. for border if the print is directional)
|Leaf and Stem Fabric
|| 3/4 yd.
|| 11/2 yds.
|Border Fabric (if different
from main print)
|| 1 yd.
|Binding (cut 2 1/2" wide)
|| 11/4 yds.
|For the 3-D leaves,
1/2 yd. of HeatnBond® UltraHold iron-on adhesive (substitutions
not recommended for this project-see page
6 of directions).
To cut the wedges, you can use either the Butterflies cutting
guide on page 123 of Stack-n-Whackier Quilts,
or the Stack-n-Whack® 45 Degree Triangle Tool. (Click
here for info and ordering instructions.)
For making the blossom calyxes, the Circle
Buddies template set is helpful.
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©2003 BSR Design, Inc. See
Page 8 for details.