This makes an 12" block and is a hand applique pattern!

You could also fuse and machine stitch it instead, so if you choose that method you do not need to add seam allowances to the templates!

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Click here for the templates!

Here's a placement guide for you!

If you need a refresher on hand appliqué techniques...hop on over to the Applique Page!


Start by laying out your templates on the correct fabrics. Add your seam allowance amount as you cut them out. You will need one 12-1/2" square of black for the background, one 5" square of  bright yellow solid, one 6" square of  five different purple solids, one approx 6" x 16" piece of green solid. Also, you will need thread to match each of the design colors. Follow the directions below for order of placement :o)

Lightly crease your background square to find it's center in both directions, then pin on your "stems" and leaves. Applique down using thread to match the stems. There is a link to a placement guide above right to help you place these units...
Next, working one Iris at a time, add the flowers. They should slightly overlap the stem. Here is a FLOWER PLACEMENT GUIDE that tells what order to work them in. Note that the gray dotted line in the flower placement guide is the vertical center of your block. The majority of each flower is slightly to right of center. Pin pieces in place in order, and applique them down using thread to match the section being worked on...

When your flower petals are complete, add the "beards" to the  lower left, center and lower right iris petals, atop them, as well as the center circle over the stem and leaf ends. Applique in place using thread to match yellow...on to Page 2!

Jan 7 2009 Marcia Hohn

Original  Block