Block 68 Wild Rose

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There are so many different ways to applique. This particular design by Pat Sloan uses just a few large pieces to create a beautiful flower. I decided to complete this using the needle turn applique technique. I like the videos over at Piece O’Cake on how to needle turn applique. The videos are very detailed and clear.

When quilting this one, I used my ruler quilting foot, but no rulers. The ruler foot allows me to use the foot to keep echo lines evenly spaced. I have found I can quilt any free motion design using this foot, but the visibility inside the foot is not as good as with the open toe quilting foot.

Here’s how I quilted this beautiful flower using my ruler quilting foot:

  • Stitch a spiral in the center of the flower and around the outside edge of it.
  • Stitch in the dark pink outer center echoing its shape and around the outside edge of it.
  • Stitch around each of the light pink petals.
  • Echo stitch around the petals using the ruler foot as a guide.
  • Stitch the border design like the other blocks.

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You can see the quilting stitches clearly on the back. I really like the results.

Until Next Time!

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