Iris : 9 of 9 pillow/blocks - 16x16


Striking Beauty - faith, hope, wisdom, courage

applique and reverse applique pattern - hand and machine directions

(16" x 16")

The final flower in our series of stencil-styled flowers has bloomed -the Iris!  Last, but certainly not least, the ninth block in the Victorian Flower Garden Quilt series has arrived.  Collect all 9 - 16" x 16" blocks. Add the Victorian Flower Garden Quilt IV Expansion pattern - with an applique wrought iron gate to sash and border your lovely garden of flowers to make the Victorian Flower Garden Quilt IV.

See other blocks available here.

Iris is a smaller-scale applique project - perfect for beginning quilters and appliquers.

Bring a touch of spring & summer inside. Create this block to fit into a quilt or turn it into a pillow. 

Pattern includes all three directions for creation.

  • Reverse applique by hand
  • Reverse applique by machine
  • Mix applique and reverse applique for extra 3D effect: reverse applique the stems and leaves, then applique the flowers to make them really pop.
  • finished dimensions: 16 in x 16 in

    materials required:

    • background fabric: ½ yard (18 in x 18 in)
    • top fabric: ½ yard (18 in x 18 in)
    • backing (for pillow or wall-hanging versions): ½ yard (18 in x 18 in)
    • 3-colour applique and reverse applique version: add fat quarter or scraps for blossoms
    • batting: ½ yard (18 in x 18 in)   [for blocks, this is not needed until you stitch the whole quilt together]
    • for machine reverse applique: you will also need ½ yd (18 in x 18 in) of fusible webbing
    • for pillow version: 16 in x 16 in pillow form