Fabric- 6, 1.5" x 14.5" of colorful fabric for flowers
Fabric- 6, 1.5" x 5" of green print and solids
Scissors or Rotary Cutters to cut the fabric
Wrapped Floral Wire- 12 pieces 18"
Wire Cutters to nip the floral wire
Tube Turner Kit- It's ok if you don't have a kit. A straw and small rod will do.
Needle-Nose Pliers or fingers
Have fun while choosing your fabrics. Mix many different textures and patterns. I found scraps that matched the quilt we made for Katie.
2. Fold the sewn strips in half with right sides together and stitch each strip lengthwise with a 3/8" seam starting with flower fabric. Stitch until 1/4" from bottom edge, then make a right angle turn and continue until the end. Backstitch to secure.
3. Cut raw edges and turn right side out with tube turner.
How to use a tube turner:
- Slide the tube all the way inside the sewn fabric.
- With the rod push fabric into the tube until it protrudes out the opposite end of the tube.
- Grasp the protruded end of the fabric and pull the fabric through the tube leaving the rod inside.
- Use the rod to square up the corners of the material. Remove the rod.
5. With pliers turn under raw edges.
6. We are going to make two differend flowers:
Bud- Loosely ball up the bud like you are rolling yarn, but not tight.
Posey- Roll into a snug spiral. It will look like a jelly roll on a steam.
7. Repeat with each tube. When finished with each tube tie off with a piece of fabric or ribbon.
Who do you know that needs a little kindness? Make them a bouquet of flowers...
I am going to leave you today with the wise words of Mark Twain-
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.•