I made this block for fun and it's not intended for a quilt so it may just get put away for a pillow or maybe to put in a sampler quilt one day. It's done using the cutaway method of applique which I really enjoy doing. The block as you see it is about 17 1/2 inches.I found the photo of this antique beauty for sale on an antique dealer's site. the blocks are paper cuts done in the scherenschnitte method. I cut a square of freezer paper the size of the block, folded it into eighths , stapled it together, drew the tulip pattern and then cut it out. I ironed the paper pattern onto the red fabric, drew around it and removed the freezer paper. I basted it and proceeded to applique, cutting out just ahead of my stitching.
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