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Marvelous Moth posted: 7/14/2003
by Dori Hawks Printable Page
Category: Applique Level: Intermediate
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Bold and bright colors will make this block dramatic and medium and light pastels will give it a softer look. Make a quilt with several moth blocks or combine it with an alternate pieced block as seen in the quilts below.

Finished Size: 12 ½"

Fabric Requirements For Block:
  • 8" x 8" Dark for Body & Antenna
  • 12" x 12" Dark Medium for Wings
  • 7" x 4" Mediums or Darks of three (3) different fabrics for spots on wings.
  • 13" x 13" Background
Click here to download the layout (pdf)
  Click here to download the placement template (pdf)

Refer to Making Templates for Appliqué

Cutting Instructions (Letters may not match those in template)
Piece # Fabric Shape
A  1  Dark - Body
B  2 Dark - Antenna
C  2 Dark/Medium - Wings
D  2 Medium/Light #1 - Wing Spot 1
E  2 Medium/Light #2 - Wing Spot 2
F  2 Medium/Light #3 - Wing Spot 3

Refer to Placement Of Appliqué Pieces for position of each piece.

Assembly Order (Using your favorite method of applique: Hand Applique, Fusing, Satin Stitch by Machine)

Step 1: Baste wings with pins, glue or thread to background. Do not overlap wings in center of block. Appliqué the wings.
Step 2: Baste Antenna then appliqué.
Step 3: Baste Body then appliqué.
Step 4: Baste the three different Spots on each wing (see illustration for placement), then appliqué.
Step 5:Trim the background piece to 12 ½" x 12 ½".

Color Options


Some Pictures Created in EQ5
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Category: Applique

Author: Dori Hawks
Level: Intermediate

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