This simplified version of a retro flower has just a few curves to piece. It stitches up beautifully when made with Ruby Red Oakshott cotton fabrics. Get this pattern to create this vintage inspired decorative piece!
Finished size 44" x 46"
12 shades of red solid, 1 fat eighth each (Each fat eighth must provide at least 7" x 21" of usable fabric. I used a Ruby Red Fat 8th Pack from Oakshott fabrics.)
Off-white solid fabric, 13?8 yds. (I used Robert Kaufman Fabrics' Kona Cotton in putty.)
Backing, 3 yds.
Low-loft batting, 52" x 54"
Thread (I used matching Aurifil 40wt threads in strawberry (1100) and tantone (2312).)
Binding, 1/2 yd. (I used the same fabric as the background.)
Inner and outer curve templates
Template plastic or cardboard
This pattern was originally published in Modern Patchwork Spring 2013