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.

QMMS 120023 cover 500 231x300 Applique Two Ways: Free Digitized Flower

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.

QMMS 100054 JOHNSON 300x300 Applique Two Ways: Free Digitized Flower

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.

QMMS 110062 ADAMS 300x300 Applique Two Ways: Free Digitized Flower

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.

QMMS 120023 maywood 350flat Applique Two Ways: Free Digitized Flower

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.

MaywoodBlossomQuiltsfromQM100BlocksFall12 300x300 Applique Two Ways: Free Digitized FlowerYou 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!

About June Dudley

I'm the Editor-in-Chief of Quiltmaker magazine. I have enjoyed quilting for many years. And I love to collect fabric, thread, books and all things quilty. I especially like batiks, bright colors, florals, dots, stripes and anything purple or teal.
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3 Responses to Applique Two Ways: Free Digitized Flower

  1. Mary Furber says:

    I have an embroidery machine and love to do blocks with it. Thanks for the design.

  2. Linda E in AZ says:

    Thanks so much for providing this design!

  3. kaholly says:

    I just love it!! What a great combination!

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