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Orange String Applique Flower Block Tutorial
This is the same easy string block that I have been making from fabrics in my stash. I’m using simple half square triangle blocks and a string pieced center that the applique is done on. Here you can see the little batik leaves that I have added to the quilt block.
I am sharing another fun String Applique Flower block in oranges. This month the color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is orange, one of my favorite colors. I pulled out my string flower blocks and added an orange one to the collection.
Using coordinating fabrics makes it easy to make a quilt block like this.
Last night my daughter was over and saw all the rainbow flower string blocks and let me know that this was a quilt she wanted. Who knows when I’ll ever get this finished!
If you like teal you will enjoy the Teal String Flower Tutorial. You will find diagrams to show you how to piece the applique flower string blocks.
Here is the applique on the flower before I did my free-motion applique around it.
A closeup of the freemotion applique is always fun to see.
Here are the diagrams showing how I pieced together the rows.
The string pieced center is 6½” x 6½”. I always use a page from our old telephone books for the string piecing. I cut the paper 7″ square and then trim the strings before I rip off the paper.
- Cut two cream block 5″ squares and cut diagonally.
- Add the to sides of the string pieced block.
- Trim to 8½” x 8½” square.
- The border is made up of 2½” squares.
- Use the directions on the Affinity block to make the half square triangle blocks.
- The diagram below shows you how to arrange your blocks.
The orange string applique block will measure 12½”x 12½”.
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