Single Rose Cards – Made with Crafted Appliqué

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While making the Single Rose Mini Mini Quilts with Lara’s Crafted Appliqué method (Buzzin Bumble), it occurred to me that those roses would make beautiful cards. I have various pre-cut cardboard cards and I found two in the right colors and sizes. With the Crafted Appliqué method, it was easy to sew the flowers unto the cards (with my sewing machine), as all the appliqué pieces stayed well into place while I was sewing. Needless to say that I can not use pins with cardboard. Easy and fast. 🙂

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The pattern for the roses comes from my pattern Tea in the Rose Garden, which could be found in my Craftsy Pattern Store.

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Roses

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I turned my Single Rose Mini Mini Quilts into embroidery projects. When I stitched the rose appliqués (made with the Crafted Appliqué method) through the three layers of the mini mini quilts, the outline of the roses appeared on the back. These quilted roses seemed to be asking me for embroidery enhancement. I was happy to oblige.

The rose motif comes from my pattern Tea in the Rose Garden Mug Rug:

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I love those buttons:

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Don’t you find them lovely too?

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Single Rose Mini Mini Quilt – Made with Crafted Appliqué

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I made those two mini mini quilts during the Make Modern Magazine challenge on Instagram (#miniminiquilt), using the rose pattern that is part of my Tea in the Rose Garden Mug Rug.

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To make those two little pieces, I went through my pile of polyester Halloween costumes that I made years ago for my two sons when they where younger. Three colors were particularly suitable for flowers (green, red and yellow). The two backgrounds are 100% cotton (scraps from my Downtown House blocks). Batting scraps are perfect for small projects like this one. The appliqués were stitched after assembling the sandwich, through all three layers. This is what I call lazy quilting. 😉

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The binding was made with the back fabric and sewn by hand. You can find my tutorial on how I do this right here (in French and in English).

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A Rose for My Mother

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A rose for a birthday. A cross stitch made years ago. An old t-shirt in the perfect color for the background. A deep red ink pad. Some embroidery floss.

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I removed a few strands on the edges of the Aida cloth and simply glued the rectangle unto the fabric, which has previously been glued to the cardboard.

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I added a few splashes of red and white with embroidery floss. It is amazing what can be done with a few things when the colors coordinate so well.

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