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Thistle - Block 7/9, Victorian Flower Garden

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Thistle - Block 7/9, Victorian Flower Garden

15.50

Strength in beauty...

applique and reverse applique pattern - hand and machine directions

Stand tall and strong cloaked with noble character, and bloom beautifully where you are planted. 

The seventh block in the Victorian Flower Garden Quilt series (9 blocks in total) - Collect all 9 - 16" x 16" blocks.  Add the Victorian Flower Garden Quilt IV Expansion pattern - with an applique wrought iron gate to sash and border your lovely garden of flowers to make the Victorian Flower Garden Quilt IV.

See other blocks available here.

Thistle is a smaller-scale applique project - perfect for beginning - intermediate quilters and appliquers.

Bring a touch of spring & summer inside. Create this block to fit into a quilt or turn it into a pillow.

Pattern includes all three directions for creation.

  • Reverse applique by hand
  • Reverse applique by machine
  • Mix the two for extra 3D effect: reverse applique the stems and leaves, then applique the flowers to make them really pop.

This pattern is available as a digital PDF download as well.

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finished dimensions: 16 in x 16 in

materials required:

  • background fabric: ½ yard (18 in x 18 in)
  • top fabric: ½ yard (18 in x 18 in)
  • 3-colour applique and reverse applique version: add fat quarter or scraps for blossoms
  • batting: ½ yard (18 in x 18 in)   [for blocks, this is not needed until you stitch the whole thing together]
  • for machine reverse applique: you will also need ½ yd (18 in x 18 in) of fusible webbing
  • for pillow version: 16 in x 16 in pillow form