A reader asked me how to frame liberated roses
without having lots of long straight edges, like below.
1. Cut 4 to 5 inch wide background strips in green
3. Lay your wide strip underneath one side of the rose and cut along the line of the rose.
5. Press seam, and then repeat for the opposite side.
6. Lay another background strip on the top and cut curve where necessary.
6. Sew and press. In this case, the last side only needs a straight strip sewn on it.
7. Sew, press, and square up to preferred size.
Here's two rose blocks.
And since a bunch looks better, here's a third.
8. I decided to join the blocks into a small bouquet, so I repeated the steps.
I laid the lighter green block underneath the darker block
and cut a gentle curve where the two overlapped.
9. Here they are sewn and pressed.
10. then lay the third rose on top of the joined blocks and cut around it.
11. pin, sew, and press
12. Lay another strip of background fabric underneath, and cut along the curve of the rose
and extend the curve to the edge, as below.
Here it is sewn together.
13. repeat for remaining gap. mark and pin where necessary.