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Ancient Greece Quilted Wall Hanging

This original quilt features one-color designs from the Ancient Greece Set for the mega hoop. We used black and tan fabrics and some traditional Ancient Greek motifs to create a resemblance to Greek pottery.

The finished size is about 20" x 48".


You will need

  • embroidery thread (either polyester or rayon), either black or dark brown in color,
  • light- to medium-weight cut-away stabilizer,
  • about 1/2 yard of black or dark frown fabric, and about a yard of golden tan fabric,
  • backing and batting.

Cutting:

Out of black fabric, cut

  • 8 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 2 1/2",
  • 16 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • 8 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  • 3 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 48 1/2"
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 12 1/2" and
  • 3-4 strips 2 1/2" wide and the length of the width of the fabric for the binding.
Out of the tan fabric, cut
  • 32 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 2 1/2",
  • 16 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 3 1/2",
  • 8 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 4 1/2".
  • The rest of thelight fabric will be used for embroidery.

Assembly of the Blocks:

Note: seam allowance is 1/4". Press every seam immediately after you make it.

Take 1 black and 2 tan 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips. Sew them together along the long sides with the black strip between the light ones:

Ancient Greek Quilt Diagram

Take 1 black and 1 tan 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" strips. Sew them together.

Ancient Greek Quilt Diagram

Now sew this piece to the first one:

Ancient Greek Quilt Diagram

Take one black 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" strip and one tan 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" strip. Sew them together. Add a tan 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip to one edge of the new working piece as shown.

Ancient Greek Quilt Diagram

Now sew this new piece to the main block:

Ancient Greek Quilt Diagram

Take one black 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strip and one tan 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strip. Sew them together. Add a tan 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip to one edge of the new working piece as shown.

Ancient Greek Quilt Diagram

Now sew this new piece to the main block:

Ancient Greek Quilt Diagram

The block is finished. For the wall hanging you'll need a total of 8 such blocks.

Embroidery:

Upload the files from the Ancient Greece Set into your machine and embroider them on light fabric.

Trim the stitch-outs. The horizontal stitch-outs should be 7 1/2" x 12 1/2", and the vertical stitch-outs 9 1/2" x 12 1/2".

Assembly of the Top

Sew the stitch-outs together into one panel with the 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" parts on the top and bottom and the 7 1/2" x 12 1/2" battle scenes in the middle:

Ancient Greek Quilt Diagram

Sew the 1 1/2" x 12 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges.

Ancient Greek Quilt Diagram

Sew the 1 1/2" x 48 1/2" strips to the right and left edges.

Ancient Greek Quilt Diagram

Sew the blocks into a vertical strip:

Ancient Greek Quilt Diagram

Sew this strip to the left edge of the embroidered panel.

Ancient Greek Quilt Diagram

Sew the 1 1/2" x 48 1/2" black strip to the left edge of the top.

Ancient Greek Quilt Diagram

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 around the embroidery and in the ditch on the blockst.

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.


Your wall quilt is done. Enjoy!

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