Applique Two Ways: Free Digitized Flower
As we were working on designs for the new Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, I wanted to make sure we had an applique design that could be made with traditional methods and in the hoop for those who have embroidery machines.
We started with a block originally designed by Deborah Johnson. Deborah made her original block, Maywood Blossom in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 2, with fusible applique.
Maywood Blossom, designed by Deborah Johnson in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 2
Then we looked through the blocks to find one that would make a good background to show off Maywood Blossom and landed on John Adam’s block Spiked Punch from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 4.
Spiked Punch designed by John Adams in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 4
Autumn Blossom creatively combines those blocks in a fall colors with RJR Fabrics.
Autumn Blossom uses blocks originally designed by Deborah Johnson and John Adams.
We resized Deborah’s block and sent the design off to PFAFF where they used 5D QuiltDesign Creator software to digitize the flower and stitched it out on a PFAFF creative sensation sewing and embroidery machine.
You can make the flower in this quilt with fusible applique—the applique pattern is included in the issue—or you stitch it in the hoop if you have an embroidery machine.
Get the free digitized file for the machine embroidery (.vp3 format); convert the file to another format if necessary for your machine. Embroider and enjoy—it’s on us!
Let me know in the comments below if you have an embroidery machine and find this helpful. Thanks!