Valentine Bouquet Pattern

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Designed by Hilary Gooding, Quilts and More, UK

Fabric Requirements
Featuring the Hearts & Roses collection from Makower Craft
                                                                                                           Red Quilt       Cream Quilt
495 Q3 Rambling Rose (Checkered Border)                                                                     Fat Quarter    Fat Quarter
496 Q7 Mini Hearts (Checkered Border)                                                                       Fat Quarter    Fat Quarter
493 Q3 Confetti Hearts (Checkered Border)                                                                   Fat Quarter    Fat Quarter
491 Q3 Love Letters (Checkered Border)                                                                      Fat Quarter    Fat Quarter
3933 R7 Check (Checkered Border)                                                                            Fat Quarter    Fat Quarter
492 Q3 Botanical Blooms (Checkered Border)                                                                  Fat Quarter    Fat Quarter
496 Q3 Mini Hearts (Centre)                                                                                  Fat Quarter
                      (Centre and Outer Border)                                                                              40cm
494 Q3 Rose Bouquet (Centre)                                                                                Fat Quarter
                           (Centre and Outer Border)                                                                         40cm
3370 Q02 Metallic Texture (Centre)                                                                           Fat Quarter
                              (Centre and Outer Border)                                                                      40cm
1867 YL Dimples (Centre)                                                                                    Fat Quarter
                   (Centre and Outer Border)                                                                                  40cm
2800 G05 Spraytime (Leaves and Stems)                                                                       Fat Quarter     Fat Quarter
3370 R08 Metallic Texture (Ribbon)                                                                            10cm           10cm
484 RP Atlantis Scroll (Roses and Ribbon)                                                                                    20cm
                        (Roses)                                                                                20cm
494 R7 Rose Bouquet (Roses)                                                                                                  20cm
                          (Roses and Outer Border)                                                             40cm
496 R7 Mini Hearts (Roses)                                                                                                   20cm
                     (Roses and Outer Border)                                                                  40cm
491 R7 Love Letters (Roses)                                                                                                  20cm
                       (Roses and Outer Border)                                                               40cm
3370 R07 Metallic Texture (Ribbon and Outer Border )                                                          40cm
490 Q3 Antique Rose (Binding and Outer Border Inserts)                                                        30cm           30cm

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                      These instructions contain both imperial and metric measurements.
                         DO NOT mix them—use one or the other throughout the quilt.
                                      The seam allowance is ¼" (0.75cm).

                                  Cutting Instructions
From each of the six Checkered Border fabrics cut:
      5 strips each 2½" (6.5cm) wide and 21" (57cm) long.

From each of the four Centre fabrics cut:
      One 12½" (31.5cm) square

From each of the four Outer Border fabrics cut:
      One rectangle 18½" x 6½" (46.5 x 16.5cm)
      One rectangle 12½" x 6½" (31.5 x 16.5cm)
      Two rectangles 4½" x 6½" (11.5 x 16.5cm)

From the fabric for the Binding and Outer Border Inserts cut:
        A Rectangle 20½" x 6½" (52 x 16.5cm). Subcut into eight pieces each 2½" x 6½" (6.5 x 16.5cm).
        From the remaining fabric cut binding strips 1¼" (3,5cm) wide. You need a total length of 200
" (5mtrs)

Appliqué Pieces:
¼" (6mm) Stems can be made using a bias maker or bias bars, or you can embroider them.
You need at least seven roses, 3 buds,14 leaves, one each of ribbon pieces B-G and two of piece A.
First trace the template outlines.
If you are fusing your shapes you do NOT need to add a seam allowance. Trace the enlarged shapes
onto the smooth side of the fusible paper, then cut out each shape leaving an area around the shape so
that you can cut exactly along the outline after it has been bonded to the wrong side of your fabric.
If you are hand appliqueing or machine appliqueing with a turned-under edge, you need to trace the
shapes onto freezer paper. Cut out the shapes along the pencil line and iron the shapes to the wrong
side of your fabric leaving a seam allowance space between the shapes. Cut around each shape
leaving a scant ¼" (5mm) seam allowance ready to turn under.

                                   Sewing instructions
Centre Square
Sew the four 12½" (31.5cm) cream coloured fabrics together to form the centre square.
Checkered Border
Piece the different fabrics together in sets of six. You can randomly sew them or choose to sew each set
together in the same order. Neaten the edge of one of the sets across the seams, then cut six strips each
2½" (6.5cm) wide. Repeat with each of the remaining sets. You now have 30 strips each containing six
fabric squares. You need to construct two borders with 18 x 3 squares (top and Bottom) and tywo borders
with 12 x 3 squares (left and right sides). Sew the strips of squares together so that the fabrics are evenly
mixed up. You will have to unpick a few seams and move pieces to the opposite ends to achieve this.
N.B. Be aware of the placement of the fabrics where top and bottom meet the side borders.
Sew the left and right checkered borders to the centre square, lining up the centre seams. Press the seam
allowance away from the centre. Now sew on the top and bottom checkered borders.
Outer Border
Assemble the outer borders following the layout in the photo. (In the cream version, each outer border
unit should contain the same two fabrics as the two centre squares it faces.)
Take the first outer border strip and locate the correct edge. It will be longer than the centre unit. Line
up the 18½" (46.5cm) long piece with the right hand corner of the quilt top. Match and pin all the ap-
propriate seams along the edge. Sew, but leave the last 3" to 4" (7.5 to 10cm) unsewn. Move on to
the next border which can now be sewn on to include the previous border strip. Carry on until all four
borders have been sewn on. Finally, sew the last part of the first border in place.

Sew the two A pieces wrong sides together leaving a gap to be able to turn right side out. Slip stitch
the gap together and press (there should be NO fusible on these pieces!). Piece B sits on top of piece
E and piece C sits on top of piece D.
Roses, Stems and Leaves
Use your favourite method to prepare the shapes ready to appliqué onto the quilt top. Fabric stems
can be appliquéd or fused. They can also be machine satin stitched or hand embroidered. Lay out
your top somewhere flat and arrange your appliqué pieces to form a bouquet. Pin the pieces se-
curely in place, stand back and check the balance of the design from a distance. Make any adjust-
ments you feel necessary.
Before you start to attach your appliqué pieces to the quilt top, lift the ‘knot’ in the bow and sew or glue
a small ½" dia. (1cm dia.) circle of Velcro® to the quilt top under this area (this is to attach your letter).
Whether you are fusing or machining, you will have to sew the ‘knot’ in place. Leave the top edge
open to be able to slip the envelope behind the knot.
Now go ahead with whatever appliqué method you are using—fusing or sewing. If you are machine
appliqueing or satin stitching around the shapes, it is a very good idea to use stablilizer behind the
area to prevent distortion.

Sandwiching and Quilting
Your backing needs to be at least 2" (5cm) bigger all round than your quilt top. Lay out the backing,
wrong side up, on a flat surface and tape or pin flat. Do not over stretch. Next lay your wadding over
the backing and smooth out any wrinkles. Finally spread the quilt top over the wadding, right side up.
Make sure the quilt top is centred over the backing, then pin or baste the layers together in a 3" to
4" (7.5 to 10cm) grid. Another alternative is to spray baste. Hand or machine quilt. Trim the excess
backing and wadding to line up with the edge of the quilt top.
Join all the binding strips together into one long piece using mitred seams. Press the seams open.
Sew the binding to the top of the quilt sandwich, then turn the binding to the back, fold under the
edge and hem in place by hand. Attach a hanging sleeve to the top edge of the back of the quilt,
and don’t forget to label your quilt!
If you are using a paper envelope, stick the other half of the Velcro® circle to the bottom right hand
corner of the back of the envelope.
If you would like to make an envelope from fabric, use a paper envelope opened out as your pattern.
Fuse two pieces of fabric wrong sides together. Cut the shape using the envelope as a template.
Fold to from an envelope, press, then sew or glue the other Velcro® circle in the bottom right hand
corner of the back of the envelope. Glue the envelope edges together.
Write a Valentine letter to someone special, put it in the envelope and tie a red ribbon around it.

 493 Q3             496 Q7             496 Q3

 496 R7             3933 R7            494 R7

 492 Q3            3370 R07            494 Q3

 491 R7             491 Q3             495 Q3

3370 Q02            484 RP             490 Q3

2800 G05            1867 YL            3370 R08