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Celebrate the upcoming arrival of spring with Carolyn Letten’s colourful appliqué project

What you need...
  • Card, various
  • Fabric: plain, various; printed
  • Aperture frame, 5” x 7”
  • Interfacing, iron-on
  • Ribbon: yellow, daisies
  • Ink-pad, black
  • Stamps, alphabet
  • Embellishments: fabric daisies, ribbon
  • Adhesives
  1. Daffodil Picture - 1 Cut print fabric, 16cm x 21cm. Download the templates above, trim a hill shape from pink fabric, back with interfacing, then stitch it to the bottom of the printed panel.

    2 Cut three leaves and two stalks from green fabric, plus 12 petals in various plain and decorative yellows material. Cut both the flower centre and trumpet in orange, then back all of the shapes with interfacing.

    3 Remove the glass from a frame, laying it on the fabric panel to use as a guide. As shown, position and pin the stems and petals in place, then machine stitch to secure. Sew the daffodil centres, adding shading by stitching orange pieces to the middle.

    4 Print words onto the leaves using rubber stamps. Once dry, pin and stitch leaves either side of the stems. Place a sheet of wadding behind the finished panel, position in the frame and secure with a card back.

  2. Gift Tag - 1 Cut a small gift tag from white card, then stick print fabric to it. Cut a large tag from pink card, then mount the fabric tag onto it using foam pads, trapping a length of ribbon in-between for hanging.

    2 Create a green fabric strip, 1.5cm x 10.5cm, then stick it to white card. Once dry, machine or hand stitch a wavy line down the middle of it, then glue the panel in the centre of the fabric tag.

    3 Cut a daffodil from yellow and orange fabric, stick the shapes to white card leaving it to dry. Machine stitch the details, then cut away any excess card. Glue the flower to the tag, add two daisies and glitter glue to highlight.

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