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Free Pretty Posy Applique Pattern

cover image of a large pink flower for the free Pretty Posy applique pattern from Shiny Happy World

This flower is super simple to make – just three easy pieces. And it mixes in perfectly with the other flowers in the Wild Flowers pattern.

Download the pattern here.

Cut your background fabric 11 inches square. Cut your batting 11 inches square. Layer the background fabric and the batting and quilt them together. You can find my favorite straight line quilting designs here. You can find my favorite wavy line quilting designs here.

Print or trace the pattern onto the paper side of paper-backed fusible adhesive. I like to use Heat & Bond Lite.

printed pattern page for the free Pretty Posy applique pattern

Roughly cut out all the pieces and fuse them to the wrong side of the fabric.

Pretty Posy applique pattern pieces cut out and fused to fabric

Cut out all the pieces neatly. Cut directly on all the solid lines. Leave a little extra seam allowance wherever there’s a dotted line.

Flower pieces cut out, for the Pretty Posy free applique pattern

Peel off the paper backing and fuse the pieces onto your block. Tuck the seam allowance at all the dotted lines behind the adjoining pieces.

Pretty Posy applique pattern instructions - flower pieces fused in place

Outline all the pieces. I like to use black thread and a simple straight stitch for a fun cartoony look.

finished flower applique using the Pretty Posy free applique pattern from Shiny Happy World


A lot of the fun of this pattern is in the fabrics you choose. You can also play around with the angle of the stem, and the flower at the top of the stem.

nine flowers made with the Pretty Posy free applique pattern - each using different fabrics

Want more flowers? You need the Wild Flowers applique quilt pattern. 🙂

Have fun with it!


  1. Veronica Norris SAYS...

    Very cute I thought they were wine glasses when I first saw the picture.

    • They do look a bit like wine glasses! You could easily modify them to be exactly that! 🙂

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  3. Lori SAYS...

    The link to this pattern doesn’t seem to be working.

  4. Rholanda Boland SAYS...

    Hi the link for the pattern pieces is not working comes up with an error message that site canont be found. Just thought I’d let you know

    • Thanks for letting me know! I’ve fixed it now. 🙂