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Painted Petals

Far from a typical flower appliqué quilt, this project uses big prints, abstract floral patterns, and muted, nontraditional colors to make the throw appear as if it were painted. Fabrics are from the Earthtones collection by Norman Wyatt, Jr., for P&B Textiles.


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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

To use fusible web for preparing patterns B-G for appliqué, complete the following steps.

1. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in the cutting instructions, leaving 1⁄2" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1⁄4" outside traced lines.

2.  Following manufacturer’s instructions, press each fusible-web shape onto wrong side of designated fabric; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines. Peel off paper backings.

From cream print, cut:
24—3-7⁄8" squares
8 of Pattern G

From black print, cut:
8—3-7⁄8" squares
4 of Pattern E

From blue-and-black floral, cut:
6—3-1⁄2x42" strips for middle border
8—3-7⁄8" squares

From blue print, cut:
2—18-1⁄4" squares, cutting each diagonally twice in an X for 8 setting triangles total
2—9-3⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 4 corner triangles total
16—3-7⁄8" squares
8 of Pattern A
4 of Pattern D

From gold print, cut:
8—3-7⁄8" squares
4 of Pattern F

From brown print, cut:
1—13-1⁄2" square

From tan print, cut:
1 of Pattern B

From cream leaf print, cut:
7—8-1⁄2x42" strips for outer border
8—2-1⁄2x42" binding strips
8 of Pattern C, fussy-cutting them over desired leaves in print

From multicolor collage print, cut:
8—12-1⁄2" setting squares

From brown stripe, cut:
6—1-1⁄2x42" strips for inner border