Friday Flower Rose
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?
To purchase this pattern you can as an instant download here: Individual Rose Block pattern