Idyllic Iris


Briefly: This imaginative scene patched together in a color wash effect is adorned with beautiful iris flowers
Type: Downloadable Pattern
Designer: Ruth Blanchet
Finished Size: 21" x 28"
Skill Level: Intermediate
Techniques: Applique, Color Wash, Basic Patchwork, Free-Motion

idyllic iris grid300Create your next color wash pattern with a beautiful iris display. Whole flower templates are included so no need to perfectly aligned this to the pattern. In fact, you can actually create your own arrangement by moving flowers around or adding additional flowers.

This pattern also includes a background grid (pictured right) for you to audition your own fabrics or colors, applique and quilting instructions (with alternative suggestions), full-sized templates, and construction tips. 

The background grid is the perfect aid to get your color wash fabrics in the right place! 




For Background: a selection of squares in yellow, blue, and green from 1½ - 4" square. Try to have a range from light to dark - the more the better to create a good color wash effect. The smaller square in the center will be the lightest - yellow. The largest squares 4" are the darkest.
Applique Irises: Only small amounts are required in the following colors
Blue Purple: medium and dark (for lower petals)
Red Purple: light, medium, and dark (for upper petals)
Yellow: medium and bright
Bright green: leaves
Dark green: stems
Other Supplies:
Batting & Backing: approx 25" x 32"
½yd binding/facing fabric
5-6 sheets or ½ yd of fusible webbing
Machine embroidery thread to match applique fabrics plus a darker thread (or black) to outline each shape
Quilting thread: A range of variegated threads in yellow, blue, and green helps blend the background squares together however any thread will suffice
Teflon sheet or baking paper for constructing appliques
General quilting supplies such as sewing machine, threads, rotary cutter, rulers, etc.

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