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Picking Petals

Display a trio of appliquéd blossoms all year-round on a garden-fresh table topper.

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Assemble Blocks  

1.    Sew together a peach print 4-1⁄2" square and a yellow tone-on-tone 4-1⁄2" square to make a unit (Diagram 1). Press seam toward peach print square. Repeat to make three units total.

2.    Referring to Diagram 2, sew a gold print 4-1⁄2×8-1⁄2" rectangle to top long edge of a Step 1 unit to make foundation square A. Press seam toward gold print rectangle. Foundation square A should be 8-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

3.    Repeat Step 2 to make a second foundation square A. 

4.    Referring to Diagram 3, sew a gold print 4-1⁄2×8-1⁄2" rectangle to bottom long edge of remaining Step 1 unit to make foundation square B. Press seam toward gold print rectangle. Foundation square B should be 8-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

5.    Referring to Appliqué Placement Diagram, position six blue print A petals, one green print B circle, and one peach print C circle on a foundation square A. Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse pieces in place. Working from bottom layer to top, and using matching thread and a narrow zigzag stitch, machine-appliqué pieces in place to make Block A. The appliquéd block still should be 8-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second Block A.

6.    Using foundation square B, repeat Step 5 to make Block B.

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