For this charming wall quilt, we used designs from the Stained Glass Applique Flower Block Set for the mega hoop. It's a great way to use up scrap fabric from your stash.
The finished size of the wall hanging is about 20" x 30".
You will need :
Embroider the Stained Glass Applique Flower Block designs as described in the instructions. Use light-weight cut-away stabilizer for embroidery.
After the embroidery is finished, using a ruler and a rotary cutter, trim the stitch-outs leaving margins of 3/4" around the embroidery.
Cut away the excess stabilizer around the embroidery. Do not remove the stabilizer under the embroidery.
Out of bright colored fabric of your choice (we used orange), cut
Assembly of the Top:
Arrange the stitch-outs in 2 rows, 2 blocks per row.
Sew them into rows with seam allowance 1/4". Press the seams.
Sew the rows together, seam allowance 1/4". Press the seams.
Sew the orange 1 1/2" x 22 1/2"' strips to the left and right edges of the central part.
Sew the 1 1/2" x 14" strips to the upper and lower edges of the central part.
Sew the black 3" x 24 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.
Sew the the black 3" x 19" strips to the upper and lower edges of the working piece.
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 in the ditch around the embroidery and in a free motion style on the borders.
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.
Add either a hanging sleeve or loops to the upper edge. We used loops and attached them with the help of decorative buttons.
Your wall hanging is finished. Enjoy!
Here are some more close-ups.