Friday Flower Rose

Posted by Ruth on 8 February 2013 | 3 Comments

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Today's Friday flower is a rose - just in time for valentine's day next week. Roses come in so many different colors and I have many photos of them in many colors. The one photo I based my block on was a pink rose.

With valentine's day looming I decided that I should make my rose red. I went about selecting red fabrics - it's often difficult to find enough. Then I label each with the sections I want to cut.

After drawing the sections onto fusible, I press them to the wrong side of the fabric and begin to cut out.

I construct the rose flower itself on my Teflon Sheet by placing the layout guide underneath it and adding the pieces in numeric order. Of course, I had to figure this out as I went, but have numbered the template sheet in the pattern to make it easy for you.

Next I position the leaves and stems on the background.

And add the rose and the bud sections.

You can use a variety of stitches, but my favorite is free motion double edge stitching or softedge applique as I call it. It's easy to stitch around those small pieces. I add a darker thread to define the petals. Compare the difference in the two photos below.

My finished block looks like this.

I think this red rose is my favorite so far. What's yours?

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  • This is fabulous!

    Posted by julia bryant, 10/02/2013 10:42am (7 years ago)

  • You, are an Artist. Absolutely beautiful!

    Posted by joanne bell, 09/02/2013 11:01am (7 years ago)

  • I think I like the rose best so far as well.

    Posted by Jen, 09/02/2013 7:00am (7 years ago)

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