Each red flower was appliqued by a different Flowerpatch member onto a 3½” calico square.
This is the quick method used to make the nine patch blocks:
Sew with ¼” seam allowance.
Cut strips of fabric ½” wider than the finished size of each square in the block. (in this case 1½”)
Press the seams away from the middle fabric on one set of strips and in the opposite direction on the other. This helps when you come to sow up the block.
Cut through the sewn strips at right angles making the set of three ½” wider than the finished squares (in this case 1½”)
TIP: When working really small if the seam allowance turns out a bit bigger than ¼” it makes a lot of difference. When these strips with seams in are sewn together the bulkiness can be a problem so it may be a good idea to cut these sets of three just a tiny bit over 1½”.
Sew these together to make the block, carefully matching the seams.
At Flowerpatch we do so love sewing our group projects - quilters are such a friendly bunch.
Happy stitching - Anita x