Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April Runner of Month

For April's runner we are featuring English Paper Piecing flowers.

It's missing an EPP Flower! Please don't forget to add your 3rd flower! Mine wasn't made yet!

Here are some details!

Below are links to help you with your flower, bird and leaf making!

Yo-Yo Making Information

Pinwheel Block Tutorial

EPP Stitch

******Bird and leaf templates to print******

*****Printable PDF directions here.*****

Supplies and Materials

Background Fabric cut 36 1/2 X 12 1/2
Green fabric for leaves and grass 4X12
Green for stems  2 1” X WOF  
Blue, orange fabric scraps for bird
44 2 1/2 squares
backing fabric 43X22
batting 43X22
binding fabric
fusible web 12X36 approx
5 inch pinwheel block trimmed to 3" and prepped for appliqué* 
EPP hexagon flower
EPP hexagon flower 5 1/2”

*you could use a yoyo in place of pinwheel block if you prefer.

Prepare green and blue fabrics with fusible web on wrong side. Cut out stems, grass, leaves and bird pieces. Assemble the bird on a non stick sheet so you can tack him together with the iron and move him easily as one whole piece to the background fabric for appliqué. 

Position your stems, leaves, grass and birds and adhere to the background as you like. I made a one sided runner, you can do as many stems, leaves birds as you like, press in place. If you prefer to draw in the bird legs and eye, use a fabric permanent marker. (keep leaves, stems and size of your flowers in mind when adhering to the background, you will add a binding that will take up 1/4 inch from sides, and don’t want overlap of other pieces).

Remove paper from EPP flowers, position your flowers on the stems and stitch around the edges to adhere.

Stitch details onto your runner as you prefer to fasten the leaves and flowers to the background. I left some detail stitching until I was quilting to help hold it all together.

Sew the 2 1/2 squares into two 38” strips and one 16” strip. Sew the two long strips together and sew onto one long side of the background piece with flowers. Sew 16” strip on the short end.

Finish your runner as you would a quilt and enjoy!

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