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Winter Scene Wall Hanging

For this seasonal wall hanging we used the designs from the Redwork Winter Scene Set. The wall hanging consists of 3 separate quilts, which are then connected with green ribbons. The finished size is about 30" x 44".


We used

  • about 1 yard of ice-blue cotton batik,
  • 1/2 yard of green cotton batik,
  • 1/4 yard of pale blue cotton batik,
  • 1 yard of white cotton batik and
  • a very small amount of brown fabric.
You will also need batting and backing.

NOTE: the white fabric should be 2-sided. If you use fabric that has a right and wrong side, our cutting method will not work.

For the embroidery, besides the embroidery threads, either rayon or polyester, you will need cut-away light-weight stabilizer.

You will also need 2 letter-size sheets of paper, a pencil, scissors and a ruler.

Making the Tree Blocks:


For the tree triangle, make a paper template:

With a pencil and a ruler, draw a 6" straight line along the bottom of the paper. Mark the center. From the center, draw an 8 1/2" line perpendicular to the first line. Now connect the end of the 8 1/2" line to the two ends of the 6" line. This will give you a triangle that's 6" wide at the base and 8 1/2" tall. Cut out the triangle for a template.

Note that this template does not include seam allowance! When you're cutting the fabric out, leave approximately 1/4" on all sides for seam allowance.

Out of the green fabric, cut 6 triangles using the paper template. Use the remaining fabric to make the straps that connect the quilt pieces: cut a strip 2 1/2" wide and 30" long.

Out of white fabric cut a strip measuring 3 1/2" wide and the length of the width of the fabric. Subcut the strip into 6 strips measuring 3 1/2" x 9". Use the rest of the fabric for the binding.

Out of pale blue fabric cut 12 strips measuring 2" x 3" and 12 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 10 1/2".

Out of brown fabric, cut 6 rectangles measuring 1 1/2" x 2".

Out of ice blue fabric, cut 12 rectangles measuring 2 1/2" x 8 1/2".

Take each 3 1/2" x 9" white strip and cut it into 2 triangles along the diagonal.

Winter Scene Wall Hanging Diagram 1

Sew the white triangles to the green triangles as shown. Seam allowance is scant 1/4".

Winter Scene Wall Hanging Diagram 2

Sew the pale blue 2" x 3" strips and brown 1 1/2" x 2" into six units as shown.

Winter Scene Wall Hanging Diagram 3

Sew the units to the lower edge of the green triangle units.

Winter Scene Wall Hanging Diagram 4

Sew the pale blue 1 1/2" x 10 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the blocks.

Winter Scene Wall Hanging Diagram 5

Sew the ice blue 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges of the blocks.

Winter Scene Wall Hanging Diagram 6

Embroidery:

Graph the ice blue fabric into twelve 8" x 8" squares, stabilize them with light-weight cut-away stabilizer and embroider the designs from the Redwork Winter Scene Set one by one. As there are only 10 designs, you will have to embroider 2 of the designs twice. Choose the ones you like most, you can also flip them in your machine.


After the embroidery is finished, cut out the squares.


Trim the squares to 7 1/2" x 7 1/2".


Assembly:

Sew embroidered squares into rows, 2 squares per row.

Winter Scene Wall Hanging Diagram 7

Sew each 2 rows together to get a central blocks.

Winter Scene Wall Hanging Diagram 8

Sew the tree blocks to the left and right side of each central part.

Winter Scene Wall Hanging Diagram 9


Quilting and Finishing:

At this point, you have two options. You can sew each of the three parts together into 1 quilt, or you can do what we did. We quilted and finished each part of the wall hanging separately.

Either way, you should place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it. Pin all three layers together with 1" pins. Repeat for each part of the wall hanging.

We quilted around the embroidery and all over the quilt in a free-motion style. Remove the pins while quilting.

Press each part with heavy steam and square them -- all corners should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same length.

Finish the raw edges with binding.

To make straps, take the green 2 1/2" x 30" strip. Fold it in half widthwise and topstitch along the long side, 1/4" seam allowance. Turn right side out. Press. Subcut into 10 parts 3" long.

Sew the straps to the back of each quilt, uniting them into a wall hanging.

Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

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