The Iris symbolizes bravery and is believed to provide protection from disease and ward off evil spirits. Always associated with royalty, the mystery and beauty of the iris remains a favorite subject of Japanese artists. It is the flower representing the Asian warrior, and it is also the national flower of France. The pattern and instructions offer options for the beginner/intermediate quilter, and suggestions to challenge the more advanced quilter as well. Designed for a raw edge appliqué, it can also be adapted to needle turn. Iris Waterfall quilt pattern by Mochi Mochi Fiber Arts, finished size is about 16" x 16".