called the Friendship Dahlia
It is so easy with just 8 petals and a round center to stitch together. It is usually stitched on pre-cut pieces of cotton squares measuring about 14 inches. Then the blocks are stitched together with a strip between the blocks. However.........
as most of you have come to know about me..............
I decided to change it a little by simply marking 14 inch square places on a cotton flat sheet, and then applique the Dahlia onto the middle of each square. When all appliques are stitched onto the sheet, I will then separate them with a green fabric bias strip. I left room on each edge of the sheet to applique a floral and leaf border. I then can either place batting and backing onto it and quilt it............or I could even make it a light coverlet by simply placing a backing onto it and quilting that into place. I really am leaning toward making it into a quilt.
What do you think?
I plan to have applique dahlias in every different color. This should look so cheery for a spring time bedroom...........think so?
And because I love hand stitching, I am doing it all by hand.
What are you stitching on this weekend?
Or perhaps you are painting or crafting with something else?
I would love to hear!