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Quilted Wall Hanging with Embroidery

For this wall hanging, we used the embroidery design Geranium in 3 colors. We used each of the three colors.

Each separate quilt of the wall hanging measures 12" x 18"; all three quilts put together in one wall hanging measure about 28" x 18".



You will need cotton quilting fabrics (we prefer batiks) of the following colors:

  • light cream - 1 yard,
  • ice blue - 1 fat quarter,
  • dark brown - 1 fat quarter and
  • scraps of light sandy brown.
You will also need batting and fabric for the backing.

For embroidery, besides embroidery threads (either polyester or rayon), you will need medium-weight cut-away stabilizer.

Instead of stabilizer and batting you can use polyester craft felt.

We also used lace trim (optional).

Cutting:

Out of light cream fabric cut

  • 3 rectangles measuring 6 1/2" x 8 1/2;
  • 6 strips measuting 3" x 12 1/2";
  • 3 strips measuring 3" x 18 1/2"; and
  • 24 squares measuring 2" x 2".
The rest of the fabric should be cut for binding.

Out of blue fabric cut 6 strips measuring 3" x 12 1/2".

Out of brown fabric cut
  • 3 strips measuring 2" x 8 1/2" and
  • 6 strips measuring 2" x 5 1/2".
Out of sandy brown fabric, cut 3 strips measuring 2" x 8 1/2".

Assembly of the Block

Please don't forget to press every seam after you have made it.

Take the 3 sandy brown strips measuring 2" x 8 1/2" and 6 cream squares measuring 2" x 2". Place the strips face up. Position the cream squares on both ends, face down. Align the edges.

Geranium Wall Hanging 1

With a graphic pencil draw diagonals: on the left cream square from the upper left corner to the lower right corner and on the right cream square from the upper right corner to the lower left corner, as shown.

Geranium Wall Hanging 2

Stitch along the drawn diagonal. Then cut away the corners with about 1/4" seam allowance. Open the corners and press.

Geranium Wall Hanging 3

Repeat the same procedure for the 3 dark brown strips measuring 2 x 5 1/2" strips and 2" x 2" cream squares.

Geranium Wall Hanging 3

Now sew a cream 2"x2" square to each end of the new strips.

Geranium Wall Hanging 5

Now sew a cream 2"x2" square to each end of the 3 remaining 2" x 5 1/2" brown strips.

Geranium Wall Hanging 5

Now assemble all strips into 3 pots: sew the sandy brown strips to the brown 2" x 8 1/2" strip, then sew the brown strip with the cream squares to the sandy brown strip; then attach the brown strips with the cream triangles and squares.

Geranium Wall Hanging 5

Sew the cream 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles to the "pot" blocks.

Geranium Wall Hanging 8

Sew the blue strips to the left and right edges.

Geranium Wall Hanging 8

Sew the cream 3" x 12 1/2" strips to the left and right sides.

Geranium Wall Hanging 10

Sew the cream 3 x 18 1/2" strips to the upper edges.

Geranium Wall Hanging 11

Embroidery:

You can either stabilize each block with medium-weight cut-away stabilizer or craft polyester felt. To stabilize with the felt, cut out 3 pieces measuring about 13" x 19" each and spread the blocks over them. Smooth the fabric with your hands. The felt will cling to the fabric.

Make the embroidery over each pot.

Quilting and Finishing:

Now place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting if you used regular stabilizer and spread your working piece over it. If you worked with the felt, spread your working piece (block with felt) over the backing.
Pin all three layers together with 1" pins.

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

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

Finish the raw edges with binding.

We also decorated the surface with the lace trim to imitate curtains. Topstitch it over the seams.

Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

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