This spring we had a terrific crop of daffodils come out in our front yard. I wanted to do a little dimensional flower block of these since they make me so happy. They make me remember my student days in upstate New York. Once you saw the daffodils you knew spring was coming soon…something that really helped because I was a California transplant and I couldn’t feel my toes due to the cold.
Anyway, here we go.
First, appliqué down all the non-dimensional pieces.
For each dimensional petal cut two pieces of fabric slightly larger than the shape and place them right sides together.
Make a template and trace it onto on side of this little sandwich.
Sew around the petal, right on the tracing line.
Cut your petal out, I’m cutting slightly less than ¼” here.
Turn right side out.
Along the open side, sew a line of gathering stitches.
Pull tight to gather.
Tie a knot.
Pin the dimensional petals in place and appliqué around the outer petal.
I was going to finish these with yo-yo’s but I found the gathers competed with the gathers in the petals. Lucky for me I found these totally cute buttons at Hobby Lobby!
Here is a copy of the pattern for you to try.