Hibiscus Sunset

Hibiscus Sunset is an applique pattern which has an inner scene of easy curve pieces that create the sky, sea and sand.



Briefly: Sunset over the ocean with flower applique border
Designer: Ruth Blanchet
Finished Size: 31" x 33"
Skill Level: Confident
Techniques: Applique

Hibiscus Sunset is an applique pattern which has an inner scene of easy curve pieces that create the sky, sea and sand. The bright yellow sunset reflects in the ocean. The border is decorated with beautiful hibiscus flowers, star flowers, small daisy-like flowers, leaves and ferns. Use the same set of fabrics for each or use a combination of small pieces in a similar shade. All applique shapes are included in full-sized templates and the detailed instructions given will give you all the information necessary to make this wonderful landscape scene.

This beautiful seascape includes a sun setting in the horizon with reflections in the ocean and a border decorated in dazzling bright flowers to complement it. The background is made from gentle curves which can be applique or pieced if preferred.

See notes in the pattern when selecting fabrics.

2 1/2" (or less) x 1/2 WOF (approx 21") colored strips in the following color ranges
Sky: Dark blues/purples through to medium blues, reds and pinks (approx 7-8)
Sea: Dark teal to light teal and soft blues (approx 9-10)
Sand: Gold to sandy yellows (approx 3-4)
Sun: Bright yellow to very pale yellow (approx 5) Brightest yellow should be 2 1/2"
Small amounts of bright and vibriant fabrics for border applique in the following colors: (Can use a mix of fabrics for each color or one fabric for each color)
Pale green, dark green, deep pink, medium gold, medium yellow, orange, apricot and burgundy
ONE gold and ONE brown 1" x WOF strip for inside border
2/3 yd dark fabric for outer border (using a dark border makes the applique stand out well)
Machine embroidery thread to match all fabrics
Fusible Webbing and/or spray adhesive
23" x 21" base fabric - for building background
33" x 36" piece of batting and backing fabric
White or off white yarn for white water (optional)
Small amount of sheer fabric for water edge and invisible/clear thread (optional)
Sewing Machine and accessories including free-motion foot, rotary cutter and rulers

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