Midget block 9 Is called Cactus Bloom and it is an applique pattern. I usually use freezer paper for applique.
After cutting out the pattern with freezer paper, I iron it to the wrong size and then glue the seam allowance down.
I left a little flap open for the extra leaves so that I could tuck them under the top part. That seemed to help so that I didn't get gaps between the pieces. When it was done I trimmed away the extra backing and pulled out the paper.
Here it is all finished up.
If you are thinking about doing the Midget blocks someday, make sure you head over to Sentimental Stitches before the first blocks get retired at the en of the month.
Today is my first day of school with students. I think everything is ready to go. There is a Girl Scout leader meeting tonight, but otherwise things are pretty calm.