This pretty Hoop Art project uses a curved English paper-piecing technique to create this flower design, which is then appliquéd onto a background, hand quilted, then mounted into a 10" embroidery hoop to hang on your wall.
This printed pattern comes with pre-cut paper templates as well as a template sheet to photocopy for future use.
In these easy-to-follow instructions, I show you how to glue-baste your shapes using the paper templates included, before sewing them together using a 'flat whip stitch'. I then explain how to appliqué your flower onto the background before adding some decorative hand quilting. There are then full photographic instructions on how to mount your hoop.
Skill level: Skilled Beginner
You will need; • Three fat quarters in co-ordinating fabrics - you could go for prints with interesting motifs for 'fussy-cutting' to add secondary patterns to your flower. • 16" square of background fabric • 16" square of butter muslin or equally fine fabric for backing the panel to hand quilt • 16" square of wadding • 16" square of template plastic if 'fussy-cutting' your shapes • Thread for piecing - I use a 50wt cotton • Temporary glue pen - which you can purchase here • Embroidery floss in a contrasting thread for quilting • 10" embroidery hoop • Gentle fabric starch
This product is for the printed version, if you would prefer a PDF for instant download, click here. This pattern is not intended for commercial use, please do not distribute without permission.