You start by tracing the pattern onto freezer paper. I used a window, but you could use a light box.
Then cut out the design.
Number the pieces in order from background to foreground. This is the order you will be gluing them in place eventually.
Cut out all the individual pieces.
Cut out a piece of tricot fusible interfacing the size of the block.
Iron the freezer paper onto the right side of the background fabric and cut it out leaving about 1/4 inch of fabric. Iron the background fabric onto the interfacing.
Beginning with piece number one, iron the freezer paper to the right side of the fabric. For complete instructions and tips, see No Sewing Until You Quilt It by Ann R. Holmes. Leah Day has also used this method and has several blog posts about it.
This is what it looks like when all pieces have been placed and ironed on to the tricot fusible interfacing.
Careful removal of the freezer paper reveals the design.
You can save the freezer paper pieces to make another block if you like.
Here’s how I quilted it:
- Blanket stitch around all of the applique pieces.
- Using the open toe free motion foot, echo stitch around the flower basket.
- Stitch the border design like the other blocks.
The quilting is clearly visible on the solid medium purple backing fabric.
Until Next Time!
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