Step 1, make a template. I found that a coaster and a quarter worked out well. Anything that is round is up for grabs. The smaller the circle, the fatter the petal. My coaster is 4 inches in diameter.
If you don't want to make your own templates, just print this handy dandy pattern which I will post for you. The petal should be about 3 inches long. (Please let me know if it isn't. I'm not quite sure yet where the printer is, so I can't double check the size. )
I like to make templates out of freezer paper. Feel free to use the applique method of your choice.
Finally, place the contrasting center in the middle and sew it in place. The advantage of the center circle is that it will camouflage any mismatched seams in the center.
It is the last day of July, which is a good time to mention that the color for August will be light and bright blue. Sorry for the purple fans, but it is coming soon. Blue is one of those shades which needs a little extra attention for most of us.
When I wasn't working on Wee Wednesday today I was working on Ryan's dorm room quilt. Due to the temporary lack of extra rooms, I set up the quilting frame right in the middle of the family room. Can't argue with the view!
I'm using a square spiral which I think feels like a circuit board.
He also installed two new outlets to recharge cars in the garage. He'll be back tomorrow to finish up the drywall and start working on the pantry. Slowly but surely we are getting all settled in. Just in time too. One day left before back to school!