Button Lover’s Club: Bloom Garden Trellis Wool Appliqué

August 19, 2018

Hello button friends! I am so excited that my sweet friends at JABC let me join in on the Words with Buttons fun again this month as a guest designer. As you may know, I love working with wool and doing wool appliqué. This month I wanted to create something to share with you that would coordinate closely with the projects that Cecile and Rachel created. Although I used wool, you could easily use the pattern with cotton fabric also.

I was so inspired by the fabric in the Smitten collection! Several pieces in the collection feature a lattice type background design. Those prints inspired me to create a garden lattice design as a backdrop for a cluster of flowers.

I embellished the centers of the flowers with buttons from the Party Packs in the club box. Two of my favorite button designs in Party Pack mixes are the frosted buttons- one has ripples and one has a flower shape. I love flipping these two styles of buttons over and using what some would consider the back side of the buttons. The ripple button has a gradient look on the backside. The flower design is more subtle and soft looking on the back. Using the softer back side allows the buttons to be a soft accent rather than a bolder focal point.

To round out my flower cluster, I tucked additional small buttons under the edges of the outer flowers. And of course, I had to use the super cute bee button from the clay button assortment!

I used Weeks Dye Works wool in the following colors:

  • Meadow Herringbone 2176HB
  • Louisiana Hot Sauce 2266a
  • Robins Egg 2129
  • Dungarees 2105
  • Snow Cream 1096

To download this free pattern, please visit my website at: Garden Trellis Wool Appliqué Pattern.

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