This autumn-themed wall quilt combines pieced leaves and embroidered Apples. It can also be used as a table runner. It's a great seasonal decoration for the Fall.
Finished size is about 15" x 45".
You will need
Out dark brown fabric cut 12 squares measuring 3" x 3".
Out of yellow fabric cut
Take one yellow 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square and two green 3" x 3" squares.
Place the yellow square face up. Place one of the green squares, face down, into a corner of the yellow square. Align the edges. Draw a diagonal in the green square.
Stitch along the diagonal.
Cut the corner with seam allowance 1/4". Unfold. Press.
Repeat for the opposite corner.
In the same way, make green squares with yellow corners.
Sew the yellow 3" x 5 1/2" strips to the yellow squares with green corners.
Sew the green 3" x 5 1/2" strips to the green squares with yellow corners.
Sew 6 dark brown squares to 6 yellow 3" x 5 1/2" strips.
Sew 6 dark brown squares to 6 green 3" x 5 1/2" strips.
Sew the new yellow strips to the yellow blocks with green squares, and the new green strips to the green blocks with green squares. The finished blocks should look a little like maple leaves.
Sew the green and yellow blocks in pairs as shown on the diagram below.
Sew the pairs together, turning every other pair around:
Here is what the finished quilt top looks like:
Mark the location of the embroidery on the quilt. Stabilize with medium-weight iron-on cut-away stabilizer. Upload the design into the machine and embroider it as many times as you like.
We embroidered the design 4 times.
Quilting and Finishing:
Now 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 and start quilting. We quilted with a meandering pattern all over the quilt.
After the quilting is 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.
If you are making a table runner, you are done. For a wall quilt, you need to add loops or a sleeve to the upper edge of the quilt.
Your quilt is ready. Enjoy!