Celebrating Flowers Series - Birthday Block Series!

Celebrating Flowers Quilt

Each month, throughout 2018, a new stitch guide and templates will be available for you to collect.

Each block is a different flower, using silk ribbon & embroidery stitching plus a little fusible appliqué.
Note: The Silk Ribbon Embroidery portions (SRE) could be replaced using Fusible Appliqué, if you would prefer.

Save all 12 flower designs to piece together into a nice wallhanging, finishing it using the quilt-as-you-go method, which will be included with the December block.

Be sure to request the file each month, and print the instructions as they are only available for the current month.

Note: The complete quilt instructions and an idea on how you can make any of these blocks an individual wallhanging, is available for Victoriana Quilters members here.

Silk Ribbon Embroidery (SRE) Stitch How-tos/Tutorials

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Silk Ribbon Embroidery (SRE) Stitch How-tos & Tutorials.

Any instructions with [brackets], refers you to the Technique Page in the Library of this site for the complete free how-tos.


Celebrating Flowers Block of the Month - November Chrysanthemums

~Celebrating Chrysanthemums~


You will need:

Sewing & Embroidery Notions Required

~Cream/Ecru Background Fabric - Cut 9" x 12"(not shown here)
Green Tone-on-Tone Frame Fabric - Cut 9" x 12"
will be using 12 different fabrics for mine)
Large Initial Fabric (4" square Tone-on-Tone Pink)

Batting & Backing Fabric Required

~Thin Cotton Batting - Cut 9" x 12"
~Colourful Floral Fabric for Backing Fabric - Cut 9" x 12"

Plus These Tools & Notions:

~Fusible Webbing - 12" section/page
~Fusible Interfacing - Cut 9" x 12"
~Silk Ribbons (4mm) or any ribbons you wish to use.
~Embroidery Floss
~Matching Thread
~Mechanical Pencil
~Matching Pencil Crayons
~Black Fabric Pen
~Embroidery Needles
~Small Scissors
~Masking Tape
~Laying Tool (or blunt needle)


1. Cut the fabrics, batting, fusible interfacing the size required [Rotary Cutting~ #F].

2. Trace the design/stitch guide onto the cream background fabric, with a mechanical pencil.

Tip: Holding it up to a window works well, using masking tape to secure.

Request the free November Stitch Guide and Templates here


3. Trace over the 'saying' with a black fabric pen.

Tip: Placing the fabric on a sheet of sandpaper taped to cardboard, will help hold it in place, for a neater finish.

4. Fuse the interfacing to the back of the thin batting.

5. Each block will include the template to make the frame.
This template is one quarter of the frame.
After you make the template [Cardboard Templates] draw the frame on the paper-side of the fusible webbing.
Flip the template around and upside down, aligning all four corners, to draw the whole frame onto the webbing paper (Diagram #1).

Frame Layout

Diagram #1

6. Apply [Fusible Appliqué] the frame & large letter onto the background fabric, that you've prepared with the design, where marked.

7. Layer the backing, batting and block top by thread basting [The Quilt Sandwich ~ #5 & #6].
Then machine stitch, using a longer stitch and cream thread, around the edge of the frame.

8. Stitch the flowers in silk ribbon, using the guide (Diagram #2) and the instructions on the Silk Ribbon Embroidery (SRE) How-to's page.

Silk Ribbon Embroidery (SRE) Stitch Guide

Diagram #2

9. Embroider the remaining design parts with green embroidery floss, using a Stem Stitch (included with design templates), as follows:

~Thin Inner Frame - 3 strands of floss
~Around Large Letter - 2 strands of floss
~All Remaining Letters - 1 strand of floss

10. Using pencil crayons, colour in the large "N" with a matching green, and the smaller Chrysanthemum letters with a matching pink. See the large block picture for example.


~Come Back in December for the Final Block~

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4mm Silk Ribbon Package

4mm Silk Ribbon Package

5 yards each in 16 different colours.
The colours include White, Sun Gold, Pink, Rose, Burgundy, Red, Purple, Green, Sage Green, Moss Green, Christmas Green,
Forest Green, Pale Blue, Medium Blue, Blue, Denim Blue.
The whole lot is only $25.00 (USD) (shipping included).
Details here.




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