This gorgeous Oriental-themed wall-hanging uses designs from the Oriental Lotus Set in cross-stitch and one design of a gold fish from the Japanese Redwork Set.
The finished size of the wall hanging is about 21" x 21".
For the top we used
Out of black fabric, cut a square measuring 14" x 14".
Out of cream-with-gold fabric, cut
Assembly of the Top:
Position the black square, face up, on your table. Place a 4" x 4" square, face down, in the upper right corner of the black square. Align the one corner and edges. Pin the smaller square in place. With a pencil and ruler draw a diagonal from the upper left corner to the lower right corner of the smaller square.
Topstitch along the line. Cut away the excess fabric leaving 1/4" of seam allowance. Unfold the corner and press.
Repeat for the remaining 3 corners.
Sew the 3" x 16" strips to the upper and lower edges of the working piece.
Sew the 3" x 21" strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.
Using the paper templates, mark the position of the embroidery on the central black part of the quilt. Stabilize the fabric and embroider the designs one by one.
Quilting and Finishing:
Spread the backing on your table, face down. Cover with the batting. Spread the working piece on top. Pin all three layers together with 1" pins.
We quilted around the embroidery and all over the black part with black thread in a free-motion style immitating ripple on water. The rest of the quilt we quilted with gold metallic thread also in a free-motion style. Remove the pins while working.
When you are finished, 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 the binding