You will note that there are two template files provided, the:
Green Apple foundation template as shown in image 2. This will be used as a foundation for paper piecing your block (The template is A4 size therefore you will need to sticky tape the template to make it whole. Once you have completed this step cut out the template sections as shown in image 2); and
The Ladybug applique templates.
This block uses the paper piecing method of construction. You will find some useful resources here.
The beauty of using the paper piecing method is that you don’t need to cut out each of your template shapes accurately, therefore you will cut as you go.
Refer to image 3: patch outline and start sewing your block.
Please pay close attention to each patch shape when cutting your fabric.
Constructing Section 1
Place patch a, template onto background fabric and cut 1.
Keep to the side.
Constructing Section 2
Start constructing section 2.
Refer to the fabric colours in image 1.
Cut 1 rectangle from one of the green scraps enough to cover patch a.
Pin to the foundation template and start sewing out following the shape of patch a.
Once you finish sewing cut out the excess fabric leaving a quarter inch seam allowance all around the patch (image c).
Repeat this process till you complete all the patches b to g for section 2.
Once you have the centre of section 2 complete press to flatten.
Cut out patches h and i and start sewing as shown in image h.
Once sewn, press with warm iron.
Section 2 is ready. Remove all the paper gently so not to loosen the stitches.
Constructing Section 3 and 4
Start constructing patches j-q to complete section 3.
Start construction patches r-v to complete section 4.
Once all the sections 1-4 (image 2) are ready, sew them together.
Press and trim the sides.
Unfinished block should finish up to 16.5 x 16.5 inches.
Constructing the Ladybug
Cut out the Ladybug templates from your chosen fabric and non-iron interfacing.
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