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An Appliqué block traced from an antique quilt owned by Virginia McNair
of West Palm Beach, FL and Franklin, NC. See the original quilt and detail
in the article about
The original quilt uses 10 petals, but you can also do this block with 8 petals. Try
doing one in 30's reproduction fabrics or try a totally different look with
some bright fabrics. You may do this by hand or machine by various methods.
Makes a 12" Finished Block
Click here to download the Flower Pattern (pdf)
Fabric Requirements (for one basic block):
- About 13 ½" x 13 ½" square of Light background fabric (You
will trim to 12 ½" later-it's unfinished size)
- Scraps of 11 (or 9 if making the block with less petals) fabrics
for petals and centers each piece must be at least 3" x 5" (Big
enough to cut a petal including seam allowances if turning under
||Cut enough for the block you are making
(8 or 10). (include seam allowances if turning under the edges)
||Cut circle that is 2 3/4" in diameter
(including seam allowance if turning under the edges)
||13 ½" x 13 ½" see fabric requirements about size
Refer to for position for each piece.
|Step 1: Fold your
background fabric in half in twice. Finger press the fold so
you can see the folds for placement of your petals and know
where the center of the block is.
|Step 2: Pin or
glue baste two petals opposite each other on one of the folds,
leaving space in the middle for placement of the center of the
|Step 3: Baste 4
petals evenly spaced on each side between the first two petals.
(If you are doing this block with only eight petals, you will be
placing 3 petals inbetween the first two petals.)
|Step 4: Appliqué
each of the petals and then the center by any of the following
or your own favorite method
|Step 5: After the
applique is done, trim the block background to 12 ½" x 12 ½".
©2003 Dori Hawks