To make the best use of your fabrics, cut the pieces in the order that follows. Click on "Download This Project" to download the full-size patterns.
Designer Kim Diehl uses a freezer-paper method on the fabric wrong side to prepare pieces for machine appliqué. To use this method, complete the following steps.
1. Lay freezer paper, shiny side down, over patterns. Trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions. Cut out freezer-paper shapes on drawn lines.
2. Place a small amount of glue stick on the dull side of freezer-paper shapes. Position shapes on designated fabrics' wrong side, leaving at least 1/2" between shapes. Cut out each shape, adding a scant 1/4" seam allowance to all edges. Clip seam allowances of curves as necessary, stopping a thread or two away from freezer paper. Clip inner points right to the paper edge.
3. Use tip of hot, dry iron to press seam allowance of each shape over edge onto shiny side of freezer paper; let cool.
From assorted light prints, cut:
9 -- 4-1/2" squares for applique foundations
48 -- 1-1/2" squares
4 -- 1-1/2x3-1/2" rectangles
4 -- 1/2x2-1/2" rectangles
From assorted green prints, cut:
18 of Pattern A
From assorted medium and dark prints, cut:
24 -- 2-1/2x3-1/2" rectangles
4 -- 2-1/2" squares
Enough 2-1/2"-wide strips to total 110" for binding
9 each of patterns B, C, D, and E
From light green print, cut:
2--2-1/2x22-1/2" outer border strips
2--2-1/2x18-1/2" outer border strips