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Fused Garden Blooms

To mimic the look of hand appliqué in less time, fuse pieces in place, then machine-stitch around each piece with matching thread and a tiny zigzag. The small prints and stripes featured are from the Wildflower Serenade II collection by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda Fabrics.

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Inspired by "Faux Finish" from designer Linda Jenkins of Piece O’ Cake Designs
Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke

18x22" piece (fat quarter) tan tone-on-tone (block appliqué foundation)
18x22" piece (fat quarter) green dot (appliqués)
10" square red floral (appliqués)
6" square each blue tone-on-tone and purple tone-on-tone (appliqués)
8" square green tone-on-tone (appliqués)
1/8 yard red tone-on-tone (appliqués)
1/2 yard tan floral (outer border)
1/2 yard dark blue floral (inner border, binding)
1/4 yard blue floral (inner and outer borders)
1 yard backing fabric
36" square batting
Lightweight fusible web

Finished quilt: 29-1/2" square
Finished block: 14" square

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabric. Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.