Hearts and circles are great dies to have in your collect! You can make a variety of flowers by layering these shapes, making them extremely versatile. With an 8” circle underneath this ring of hearts, it gives an illusion of a flower. So get ready for Spring with this free pattern by Mandy Murray
- AccuQuilt GO! or GO! Big Fabric Cutter
- AQ55029 GO! Heart - 2”, 3”, 4
- AQ55360 GO! Circle – 8”
- AQ55012 GO! Circle – 2”, 3”, 5”
- (8) 3 ½” squares of ombre fabrics (iron fusible web to the wrong side)
- (1) 8 ½” square of yellow fabric (iron fusible web to the wrong side)
- (1) 3 ½” square of patterned fabric (iron fusible web to the wrong side)
- (1) 16” square of tone on tone fabric
- (1) 32cm wooden embroidery hoop
- (1) 12” tear-away
- Matching threads for embroidery
- Hand sewing needle and thread
- Using AQ55029 GO! Heart – 2”, 3”, 4” cut:
- (8) 3” hearts from the ombre fabric
- Using AQ55360 GO! Circle – 8” cut:
- (1) 8” circle from the yellow fabric
- Using AQ55012 GO! Circle – 2”, 3”, 5” cut:
- (1) 3” circle from the patterned fabric
- Fold the 16” square of tone on tone fabric into quarters and curve the edges to create a large circle. Keep the circle folded and crease with an iron.
- Open out the largest circle (tone on tone) on to your ironing board. Finger press the 8” circle into quarters and position in the centre of the larger circle. Finger press the 3” circle into quarters and position in the centre of the 8” circle. Iron into place.
- Arrange a heart at each quarter crease, positioning the point of the heart approximately ¼” from the 3” circle as per the diagram below.
- Position the remaining hearts in between and slightly manoeuvre until there is no gap along the edge of the 8” circle as per the diagram below.
- Fuse everything down with an iron.
- Place the piece of tear away behind your project. Pick a decorative stitch on your sewing machine and applique around the 3” circle.
- Using a blanket stitch and coordinating threads, applique around each heart.
- Gently pull the tear away off and position the block into the wooden embroidery hoop. Pull tightly. Hand sew and gather around the outer edge of the tone on tone fabric and secure at the back of the hoop.