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I am an artist who actually began quilting as a girl, teaching myself from books. In college my art took me in another direction and I received a Batchelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. After ...

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Bluebonnet Star

from HeartHome Creations
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Bluebonnet Star
Bluebonnet Star

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You will need to be able to do a blanket stitch by hand or machine.

Pattern Description:

In the spring Texas becomes a profusion of flowers. Fields become a sea of blue full of the beautiful Texas Bluebonnet. Now you can bring a bit of Texas into your home with this beautiful wool applique featuring the gorgeous Texas bluebonnet and another symbol of Texas, the star. A great portable project, wool applique is easy to make. Perfect for taking along to doctor appointments, trips, kid's practices. There is no turning under with wool, just finish it off with the simple blanket stitch!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 9" x 11"


  • Oatmeal wool for background - 9"x11"
  • White wool for bluebonnet tops - 3" square
  • Light blue wool for bluebonnets - 4"x5"
  • Medium blue wool for bluebonnets -3"x9"
  • Dark blue wool for bluebonnets - 4"x7"
  • Green for leaves - 5" x7"
  • Gold for star - 6" square
  • Backing - 9"x11"

You Will Also Need:

  • Freezer paper
  • Sharp scissors
  • Water soluble glue or applique pins
  • Hand needle
  • Floss for stitching (Sample uses single strand wool floss for leaves and star, Valdani #12 perle cotton in variegated blue for bluebonnets, and Aurifil Lana 12/2 wool/acrylic thread for white tops.)
  • Sewing thread for whip stitching back to front.