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Abstract Garden Wall Quilt with Tree Embroidery
This square wall quilt features a quirky Cubist style. Designs are from the Abstract Tree Set.

The finished size of the quilt is about 20" x 20".
Finished quilted wallhanging with tree embroidery


You will need :
  • embroidery threads, either polyester or rayon, in several shades of green,
  • about one yard of ivory batik,
  • scraps of 4 different green fabrics,
  • green fabric for the binding,
  • light-weight cut-away embroidery stabilizer,
  • fabric for the backing,
  • batting,
  • quilter's ruler,
  • rotary cutter,
  • iron,
  • #12 universal needle,
  • #12-#14 quilting needle.
Cutting and Assembly:
We'll cut and sew the top of the quilt as we go. Seam allowance is 1/4", press every seam immediately after you make it.
The quilt consists of 6 blocks, each block contains at least one ivory-green unit. You will need 17 of these units.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt

Out of ivory and green fabrics each, cut 3 strips measuring 1 1/2"x 6 1/2" and 1 strip measuring 1 1/2" x 8".
Sew each green and ivory strip together along the long sides. Press seams towards the green part.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Subcut each ivory-green strip into 1 1/2" units.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Block # 1
For this block, out of ivory fabric, cut
  • one square measuring 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" and
  • 3 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".
You will also need 3 ivory-green strips.
Sew the small squares to the green-ivory strips.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew the new units together as shown on the picture below.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew the strip to the left edge of the larger square.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Block # 2
For this block, out of ivory fabric, cut
  • one rectangle measuring 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" and
  • a strip measuring 1 1/2" x 2 1/2".
You will also need 2 ivory-green strips.
Sew the ivory strip and 2 ivory-green strips together in a line.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew this long strip to the right edge of the 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" part.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew the second block to the lower edge of the first block.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Block # 3
For this block, out of ivory fabric, cut
  • one rectangle measuring 4 1/2" x 6 1/2",
  • one square measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and
  • one strip measuring 1 1/2" x 2 1/2".
You will also need 3 ivory-green strips.
Sew 2 ivory-green strips together so that the green and ivory squares are situated diagonally.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew this square to the 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" ivory strip.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew an ivory-green strip to the ivory 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew both parts together.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew this piece to the left edge of the 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew block 3 to the lower edge of block 2.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Block # 4
For this block, out of ivory fabric, cut
  • one rectangle measuring 4 1/2" x 6 1/2",
  • one square measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2",
  • one strip measuring 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", and
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 2 1/2".
You will also need 2 ivory-green strips.
Sew an ivory-green strip between 2 ivory 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips, along their long sides.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew an ivory-green strip to the left edge of the 2 12" x 2 1/2" square.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew the second unit to the lower edge of the first unit.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew the ivory 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" strip to the lower edge of the second unit.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew the new strip to the right edge of the 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Block # 5
For this block, out of ivory fabric, cut
  • one rectangle measuring 4 1/2" x 7 1/2",
  • one square measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and
  • one strip measuring 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".
You will also need 2 ivory-green strips.
Sew the small parts together in the following order: ivory square - ivory-green strip - ivory 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" strip - ivory-green strip.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew this new strip to the lower edge of the 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" strip.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew block # 5 to the lower edge of block # 4.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Block # 6
For this block, out of ivory fabric, cut
  • 3 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2",
  • one strip measuring 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" and
  • one strip measuring 1 1/2" x 2 1/2".
You will also need 3 ivory-green strips.
Sew the parts into a strip in the following order: ivory 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip - ivory-green strip - ivory square - ivory-green strip - ivory square.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew the remaining parts into a strip in the following order: ivory square - ivory-green strip - ivory 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" strip.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew the second strip to the lower edge of the first strip.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew block # 6 to the lower edge of block # 5.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Assembly:
Sew the second part with blocks 4-6 to the right edge of the first part with blocks 1-3.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Borders:
For the lower border, out of ivory fabric, cut a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 16 1/2". Sew it to the lower edge of the quilt.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
For the upper border, out of ivory fabric, cut a strips measuring 2 1/2" and a strip measuring 2 1/2" 6 1/2". You will also need 1 ivory-green strip.
Sew the strips in the following order: ivory 9 1/2" strip - ivory-green strip - ivory 6 1/2" strip.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew the border to the upper edge of the quilt.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
For the right border, out of ivory fabric, cut a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 20 1/2". Sew it to the right edge of the quilt.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
For the left border, out of ivory fabric, cut a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" and a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 13 1/2". You will also need 1 ivory-green strip.
Sew the strips in the following order: ivory 6 1/2" strip - ivory-green strip - ivory 13 1/2" strip.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Sew the border to the left edge of the quilt.
Abstract Garden Wall Quilt
Embroidery:
Mark the position of the embroidery on the larger ivory parts. If you have a printer and embroidery software, print-outs of the designs can be helpful. If you do not, you can cut out rectangles of the same size as the designs and arrange them on the fabric to determine the position of the embroidery.

Stabilize the chosen area. Hoop the fabric tightly and embroider the designs one by one.

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 layers together.

We quilted in a free-motion style all over the quilt.
Close-up of the quilting and embroidery.

Press with heavy steam. Square the quilt. Finish the raw edges with the binding.
Close-up of the quilting and embroidery.
Have fun!
Close-up of the quilting and embroidery.

Close-up of the quilting and embroidery.


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