Bringing on May flowers with Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes! by Tania Denyer May 6, 2019 written by Tania Denyer May 6, 2019 624 Bring on those lovely May flowers by stitching up this fabulous floral wallhanging using the NEW Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes! I created this new design for you! This simple pattern will show you how to make fusible applique circles and other simple shapes and finish them with decorative stitches. In only a few hours you’ll have a beautiful fabric floral vase to celebrate the new season. May Flowers Applique Design! You may remember my post back in January 2019… the marvelous mushroom table runner! And you may also remember that I encouraged you to audition fabric before starting your project. For something as simple and graphic as this design, bright colors work well but of course, it would be interesting to see this design in different colorways. I chose from the following Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes, appropriately named bluebell and pansy. Batik fabric is always a good choice for applique as the tight weave of the fabric creates a gorgeous crisp edge and of course Banyan Batiks are the very best! Project color selections using Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes You’ll notice that my fabrics are slightly wrinkly as they have been washed. To wash or not to wash is a personal preference, so however you normally work with fabrics, that is fine for this project. materials fabric 1 yd background (white) 1½ yds for backing, binding and hanging sleeve (green) fat quarters for vase (navy), flowers (red, blue, yellow) and leaves (green) other cotton batting threads to match your fabric colors I included a blank pattern page so that you may print it and color it however you choose. I find this an excellent way to decide on the colors for your fabrics before cutting into anything. Coloring page to audition your fabric selection, click the picture to download PDF As always, I would love to see your version of the May Flowers design, which Floral Boxes colorway will you choose? If you’re on social media you can find me on Instagram @iamgingerq and let’s use #banyanbatiksspring so all our creations can be seen in one place. Tomorrow we prepare our appliques! This is what we have to look forward to by the end of this week – the completed May Flowers project using Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes This is part 1 of 5 in this series. Go to part 2: Sowing the seeds of the quilted May Flowers wallhanging [shareaholic app=”follow_buttons” id=”23735596″] Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs258Banyan Batiksfabricsfloral boxesfree patternswallhangings FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Tania Denyer Tania has been a quilty creator for over 20 years. She loves to make quirky quilts ranging from a bowl of ramen to a Christmas turkey or a fruitcake. She has not yet found a subject that she wouldn't like to see rendered as a quilt. Her current focus is on food quilts and her work has been featured in magazines such as Cottage Life, Make Modern, Gastro Obscura and SBS (a food network in Australia). Her creative interests also include illustration, painting, and crocheting. There is nothing she likes better than to try something new. Tania believes curiosity in all things is key to a creative life. previous post Fabrics with pop! The NEW Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes next post Sowing the seeds of the quilted May Flowers wallhanging YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... QUILTsocial Giveaway 288: Jungle Rose 12-Fat Quarter Fabric... Get your Banyan Batiks Baralla, we’re making a... QUILTsocial Giveaway 284: Baralla 12-Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle! 5 tips to create the best ever quilt... The secret to modern quilting using the straight... How a short stitch, in quilting, can save... How to choose a quilt design for fabric... Falling in love with Banyan Batiks Kayana autumn... Banyan Batiks Kayana Autumn fabric steals the fall... Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.