August quilt block centers around India lotus flower

17 August 2021

India inspires us this month with its lotus flower as a sacred symbol of purity and a cosmic union of earth, water, and sky.

We think it makes a beautiful statement as our August Quilt Block of the Month.

This intermediate-level project cuts bonded fabric to create an India-inspired floral applique quilt block as part of a 9-block quilt series. For this block, you only need seven fabric colors (including the white background) and a single color of iron-on for the accents. This project works for more than just quilts — if you’re making a project that benefits from repeating patterns, like a table runner, this block works perfectly. 

Check out the August Quilt Block of the Month project details, including a list of needed tools and materials, on Design Space.

A few things to keep in mind when you’re preparing for this project:

  • We recommend reading through the entire project detail.
  • To make changes to this project, use the Mat Preview screen to move pieces and reduce waste. Don’t forget to mirror all of the mats except the pieces in white.
  • Apply applique material (such as HeatnBond Lite) to the wrong side of all of the colors of fabric (except white) using applique product instructions. Remove the paper liner once the material has properly bonded and cooled before cutting.

Want to read more about applique? Check out our blog post on creating applique masterpieces with your Cricut Maker.

If you’re using these floral patterns as part of our 9-block quilt, or something completely different — like a throw pillow, table runner, curtains, or apparel — we want to see it! Tag your content on social with #cricutmade.

lotus flower on floral quilt block