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Fresh Flowers Wall Hanging

Floral and geometric prints mix effortlessly to bring texture and contrast to this fresh wall hanging. Dark scraps provide pops of color against the lighter prints. Fabrics are from the Downton Abbey collection by Andover Fabrics.

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Assemble Blocks

1. Referring to Diagram 6, sew together three flower units, one white print 5-1⁄2" square, and two white print 1-1⁄2×4-1⁄2" rectangles in two horizontal rows. Press seams toward white print 1-1⁄2×4-1⁄2" rectangles. Join rows to make block foundation. Press seams toward bottom row. The block foundation should be 9-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four block foundations total.

2. Referring to Diagram 7, position a teal tone-on-tone A stem, teal tone-on-tone B leaf, and teal tone-on-tone B reversed leaf on a block foundation. Fuse in place following manufacturer’s instructions. Using teal thread, machine-blanket-stitch around each piece. Repeat to appliqué four block foundations total.

3. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each dark blue print 3" square.

4. Align a marked dark blue print square with appliquéd corner of a block foundation (Diagram 8). Sew on marked line. Trim seam allowance to 1⁄4". Press open attached triangle, pressing seam toward triangle, to make block center. The block center should still be 9-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four block centers total.

5. Sew white print 1-1⁄2×9-1⁄2" rectangles to opposite edges of a block center (Diagram 9). Press seams toward white print rectangles. Add teal dot 1-1⁄2" squares to ends of remaining white print 1-1⁄2×9-1⁄2" rectangles. Press seams toward white print rectangles. Join pieced strips to remaining edges of block center to make a flower block. The block should be 11-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four flower blocks total.

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