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Small Coloring Wall Quilts with Fruits and Flowers Embroidery

These small quilts are fun to make. The results will always be different, but beautiful no matter the colors and fabrics you choose.

The designs used are from the Fruits and Flowers Trapunto Quilting Block Set II.

The original quilts are available for sale in our Etsy store: Chrysanthemum quilt, Grape quilt, Clematis quilt.


You will need

  • embroidery thread (either polyester or rayon), choose among black, brown, dark green,
  • light- to medium-weight cut-away stabilizer,
  • light-colored fabric for embroidery,
  • fabrics of different colors for the borders and binding from your stash,
  • any fabric coloring media - pencils, markers, inks - whatever you like best,
  • batting and backing.


Embroidery:

Upload the files from Fruits and Flowers Trapunto Quilting Block Set II and embroider them one by one.

You can either color the pictures, and then select the fabrics, or vice versa, as we did.


Making the Tops:


The finished sized of this quilt is about 15 1/2" x 17 1/2".

We trimmed the stitch-out, leaving 2 1/2" margins around the embroidery. Then we added a dark green border 1/2" wide (cut 1") and an orange-green border 2" wide (cut 2 1/2" wide). The length of each strip depends on the size of the central part.

Thus, our central part, after trimming, measured 10 1/2" x 12 1/2". We added a green border to the upper and lower edges (strips measuring 1" x 10 1/2"), and to the left and right edges (strips measuring 1" x 13 1/2").

Then we added the second, patterned border, first to the left and right edges (strips measuring 2 1/2" x 13 1/2"), then to the upper and lower edges (strips measuring 2 1/2" x 16").

Now the fun part - we colored the embroidery based on the colors of the border. For this quilt, we used fabric inks.

The finished size of the second quilt is about 14 1/2" x 16 1/2".

We left different margins around the embroidery - 2 1/2" on the upper and right edges, 1 1/2" on the lower and left edges.

Along the lower and left margins we added purple borders 1" wide, then added green and purple patterned borders 2 1/2" wide to all sides.

After trimming our central part measured 9 1/2" x 11 1/2".

The purple strip for the lower edge measured 1 1/2" x 9 1/2", while the purple strip for the left edge measured 1 1/2" x 12 1/2".

Add 2 1/2" x 10 1/2" borders to the upper and lower edges of the top. Add 2 1/2" x 17" to the left and right edges.

To color this quilt, we used watercolor pencils. It's a good idea to test colors on a scrap of the same fabric as you used for the background.

The largest of our coloring quilts measures about 17 1/2" x 20". For this quilt, we used 4 different fabrics - salmon pink and lilac for the first border, and 2 patterned fabrics for the second border.

We trimmed the stitch-out leaving 2 1/2" borders around the embroidery. After trimming it measured 10 1/2" x 12 1/2".

We added a salmon pink border (1 1/2" x 10 1/2") to the upper edge and lilac border (1 1/2" x 10 1/2") to the lower edge.
Then we added a salmon pink border ( 1 1/2" x 14 1/2") to the right edge and lilac barder (1 1/2" x 14 1/2" to the left edge.

We added patterned borders (measuring 3" x 12 1/2"), the lighter pattern to the upper edge and the darker one to the lower edge.
Finally we added a lighter patterned border (3" x 20") to the left edge and a darker patterned border (2" x 20") to the right edge.

Color the embroidery in the same hues as the borders.


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 a free motion style each 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. Make the binding in colors matching those of the quilts.



Your quilt is done. Enjoy!

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