Garden Party Down Under is the Block of the Month quilt for The Quilt Show. The patterns are FREE all of 2022 for STAR Members. Well worth being a Star Member, if just for these patterns.
This month we make TWO Applique Blocks. And when those are done you can sew BOTH the top and bottom rows to the center of the quilt, seeing progress! BOTH of these blocks are RECTANGLES--they finish at 13" W x 12" H, so you will trim them to 13.5" x 12.5" after the applique is done.
|My Month 5 Block 6|
|My Month 5 Block 7|
The petals for Flower E are fairly close together, leaving little fabric to turn to the back, either for needle turn or prepared turned edge applique, hand or machine.
There is no reason you can't narrow the pattern a little, providing more fabric for turning. The tool in this photo shows where I could have redrawn the pattern--it's too late once the Print & Piece Fuse Lite is fused to the fabric:
|Page 12 provides all the ovals|
|Page 9 provides most of the leaves/flowers, a few extra pieces stapled in place make it easy to cut those pieces out|
|All the pieces ready for fabric selection|
|My new Block 7|
|Irene's Block 6|
|Irene's Block 7|