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Iris Scrap Wall Hanging

This small quilt would make a great gift for Mother's Day or any other occasion in the Spring and Summer. It's easy to make and you can use scrap fabric, so it's great for busting through your stash of leftovers.

We the designs from the Butterfly Applique Set and the design Stencil Iris for the mega hoop. You can also use the Stencil Iris for the large hoop without making any changes to the quilt.

The finished size of this small quilt is about 12" x 14".



You will need :

  • embroidery threads according to the color cards of the designs,
  • medium-weight iron-on cut-away stabilizer,
  • a piece of pale green fabric for the central part with embroidery,
  • scraps of green fabrics, a small amount of fabric to match the color of the Iris flower (dark blue in our case),
  • scraps of fabrics for the butterfly applique (any color),
  • green binding,
  • batting,
  • fabric for the backing,
  • quilting thread,
  • quilter's ruler and rotary cutter, or pencil and scissors.

Cutting:

Out of pale green fabric for the central part, cut a piece measuring 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Out of scraps of green fabric, cut

  • 28 squares measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2",
  • 6 squares measuring 1 3/4" x 1 3/4",
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 10 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 14 1/2".

Out of dark blue fabirc, cut 6 squares measuring 1 3/4" x 1 3/4".

Sewing Half-Triangle Squares:

Position the green and dark blue 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" squares in pairs, face to face. You'll get 6 pairs.

With a pencil, draw a diagonal across the top square. Stitch 1/4" from the pencil line on both sides.

Half Triangle Step 1

Half Triangle Step 2

Cut along the line. Open the new squares. Press the seam towards the brown. Trim the ears. Repeat for all the pairs. You should get 12 two-color squares, measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".

Half Triangle Step 3

Assembly of the Top:

Note: seam allowance is 1/4", press each seam after you make it.

Sew the half-triangle squares into a strip.

Iris Scrap Quilt Step 1

Sew the green 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" scrap squares into 3 strips. Two strips should have 8 squares, finished size 1 1/2" x 8 1/2". The third strip should have 12 squares, finished size 1 1/2" x 12 1/2".

Iris Scrap Quilt Step 2

Sew 2 strips of eight squares to the upper and lower edges of the central part.

Iris Scrap Quilt Step 3

Sew the strips of 12 squares to the left edge of the central part.

Iris Scrap Quilt Step 4

Sew the strip with half-triangles to the right edge of the central part.

Iris Scrap Quilt Step 5

Sew the 1 1/2" x 10 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges of the working piece.

Iris Scrap Quilt Step 6

Sew the 1 1/2" x 14 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.

Iris Scrap Quilt Step 7

Embroidery:

Upload the file of the Stencil Iris to your machine. Stabilize the central part with the iron-on cut-away stabilizer. Embroider the design.

Choose the smallest butterflies from the Butterfly Applique Set and embroider them above the Iris. We made the butterflies blue (applique fabric) and used the same dark blue thread with which we embroidered the flower of the iris.

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 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.


Enjoy!


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