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Dogwood Applique Block with Barbara Burnham

Drawn directly from the antique quilt featured in Barbara’s book, “Baltimore Garden Quilt,” this delightful block features flowers with only four petals, perhaps inspired by our beloved native dogwood trees. Make your block with the classic red and green fabrics so popular in the 1840s, or choose your favorite fabrics. Blend shades of color, or make artistic use of fabric on each petal. Learn the techniques needed to finish this block using needleturn with freezer paper on top, and no marks on the background. Learn to applique smooth curves on leaves and flowers. Try Barbara’s unique method for sharp leaf points so they turn easily and securely. Experiment with layered applique. Choose from several methods to make stems and arrange them in graceful curves. Finish flower centers with perfectly round padded circles or French knots. Barbara uses a video projection system so everyone can see closeups.

Supply List

Pattern/Handout Fee: $5.00 paid to instructor in class


Background 18 square white, light, or subtle print

Leaves Three similar greens 12”x12” or fat quarters

Stems Cut 6 bias strips 3/4”x9”

Flowers Two or three similar shades 12”x12”

Flower centers 5”x5”

General Supplies:

Hand Appliqué Needles Sharps Size 12

Threads to match applique fabrics

Neutral or white 50-wt. sewing thread for basting

Embroidery needle and embroidery floss gold, brown, light green

Dritz® Ball Point Pins 1-1/16 Size 17 recommended

Fabric scissors small pointed scissors that cut all the way to the point

Paper scissors sharp, pointed, for accurate cutting of freezer paper

Water soluble gluestick or washable glue pen

Freezer paper approx. 10 x 10”

Mechanical pencil

Rotary cutter and rotary ruler

Fine-point washable blue marker

Lightbox (Optional)

(Irons and rotary cutting mat are available in the classroom)

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Instructor Name:
Barbara Burnham

Dogwood Applique Block with Barbara Burnham

$ 65.00

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