|Esther's Original Star In The East Block|
Row Three, Column Four,
Sew Along Block 4
"Star in the East" is how Esther identiﬁed this design. Although the botanical "Crocosmia Star of the East" would have grown in Esther’s climate, it does not resemble her ﬂower. ... Neva Hart
Dawn's 9" Version
19th Century Reproduction Fabrics
Needle Turn Applique
I chose a solid red fabric, three green prints and a yellow print.
Block Strategies & Assembly
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|Building the Flower|
2. I completed the applique on the first set of basted petals.
3. I then basted the alternate petals in between the finished petals. I basted the second side of the leaves leaves in place.
For me, this helps keep the point where the applique pieces meet small and tidy.
In the last step of applique the point where all of the petals meet is covered by the yellow flower center.
|Final Pieces Ready to Stitch|
Using your preferred technique:
4. Add the stems.
5. Add the yellow center accents.
I hope you enjoy the "Star In The East" block as much as I did.
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