This morning, as I awoke to the sound of avalanche control detonations going off in the mountains nearby, I looked out the window to see my one little daffodil bent over with snow. About 6" of it! Spring is such a fickle woman!
Let's make a quick little Bloomin' Blossoms Posy and see if we can bring a little SPRING to the table!!
For each flower, cut:
- 4 @ 4-1/2" squares for flower petals
- 2 @ 2-1/2 x 4-1/2" rectangles background
- 2 @ 2-1/2" squares background
- 10 @ 1-1/2" squares background
- 2 @ 2-1/2" squares for leaves
- 1 @ 2-1/2" square for flower center
- 4 @ 1-1/2 x 15" background for inner border4 @ 3" x 22" for outer border
- 1 Fat Quarter cut into 18" square for backing
- 1-1/2 yards small rick-rack
- 2-1/4 yards Jumbo rick-rack
DRAW a diagonal line on wrong side of 1-1/2" squares of background.
LAYER small background squares on corners of leaves and petals as shown.
CHAIN-PIECE background squares;
STITCH along drawn lines.
TRIM corners off.
PRESS. Arrows indicate direction of seam allowances.
ADD 2-1/2" background squares to Leaf segments. PRESS.
ADD Background/Leaf units to Left side of Petal units as shown.
Lay out Posy as shown:
STITCH flower center to first petal, about 1"
PRESS toward the petal.
Now it is ready to add the second petal.
Working clockwise, STITCH each petal in the order shown.
NESTLE seams at leaves. PRESS seams toward petals.
FINISH partial seam.
Make one, two, three, as many as needed to fit your table!
Next: ADD BORDERS
(Mitered Border Photo tutorial HERE
Printer-Friendly Instructions HERE)
Then: Embellish with Rick-Rack if desired
* 1-1/2 yards small, stitch through center
Next Step: ENVELOPE the seams.
Place 18" backing square right sides together over quilt top.
PIN, then STITCH, using 1/4" seam allowance.
Leave about a 5" opening along one side for turning.
Next: Place quilt, top side down over a 20" square of batting.
PIN (or lightly spray-baste with adhesive spray)
then STITCH along the previous stitching lines through all layers.
TRIM edges and corners.
TURN runner inside out through opening.
HAND-STITCH opening closed.
QUILT as desired.
Ah! All Ready for SPRING!
More BLOOMIN' BLOSSOMS: SLIDESHOW
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