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Lupine Art Wall Quilt with Embroidery
A captivating fusion of quilting and embroidery, this small quilt features a simple, modern abstract layout that perfectly highlights the Lupine embroidery. Let's get started!

We used the designs from the Lupine Set.
The finished size of the quilt is 19 1/2" square.
Small pale cream quilt with embroidery of lupine flowers in bright pink and green colors


You will need :
  • embroidery threads either polyester or rayon; use colors that match your fabrics
  • about 3/4 yard of cream-colored fabric for the background;
  • small amount of yellow and green fabrics for the borders and binding;
  • light-weight cut-away embroidery stabilizer;
  • fabric for the backing;
  • batting;
  • quilter's ruler;
  • rotary cutter;
  • iron;
  • #12 universal needle;
  • quilting threads (the colors of the fabrics you use);
  • #12-#14 quilting needle.
Cutting:
Out of cream-colored fabric, cut:
  • a square measuring 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" (central part),
For the first border:
  • one strip measuring 1" x 6 1/2",
  • one strip measuring 1" x 7",
  • 2 strips measuring 1" x 7 1/2";
For the second border:
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 13 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 15 1/2";
For the third border:
  • one strip measuring 1" x 9",
  • one strip measuring 1" x 8",
  • one strip measuring 1" x 8 1/2",
  • one strip measuring 8 1/2";
For the fourth border:
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 16 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measing 2 1/2" x 20 1/2".
Out of yellow fabric, cut
  • one strip measuring 1" x 6 1/2" ,
  • two strips measuring 1" x 7" and
  • one strip measuring 1" x 7 1/2".
Out of green fabric, cut
  • one strip measuring 1" x 5 1/2",
  • one strip measuring 1" x 6 1/2",
  • one strip measuring 1" x 8" and
  • one strip measuring 1" x 8 1/2"
Use the remaining green fabric for the binding.

Assembly:
Note: seam allowance is 1/4", press the seam immediately after you make it.
Border I:
Sew the yellow 6 1/2" strip and cream 6 1/2" strip together.
Sew the green 5 1/2" strip and cream 7 1/2" strip together.
Lupine Art Quilt

Sew the yellow-cream strip to the upper edge of the central square and the green-cream strip to the lower edge of the central square. The yellow part of the top strip should be on the right, while the green part of the bottom strip should go on the left.
Lupine Art Quilt
Sew the yellow 7" strip and cream 7" strip together.
Sew the green 6 1/2" strip and cream 7 1/2" together.
Lupine Art Quilt
Sew the yellow-cream strip to the upper edge of the central square and the green-cream strip to the lower edge of the central square. The yellow part of the right strip should be towards the top, while the green part of the left strip should be towards the bottom.
Lupine Art Quilt
Border II:
Sew the cream 1 1/2" x 13 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges of the working piece.
Sew the cream 1 1/2" x 15 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.
Lupine Art Quilt
Border III:
Sew the yellow 7" strip and cream 9" strip together.
Sew the green 8" strip and cream 8" strip together.
Lupine Art Quilt
Sew the yellow-cream strip to the upper edge of the central square and the green-cream strip to the lower edge of the central square. The yellow part of the top strip should be on the right, while the green part of the bottom strip should go on the left.
Lupine Art Quilt
Sew the yellow 7 1/2" strip and cream 9 1/2" strip together.
Sew the green 8 1/2" strip and cream 8 1/2" together.
Lupine Art Quilt
Sew the yellow-cream strip to the upper edge of the central square and the green-cream strip to the lower edge of the central square. The yellow part of the right strip should be towards the top, while the green part of the left strip should be towards the bottom.
Lupine Art Quilt
Border IV:
Sew the cream 2 1/2" x 16 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges of the working piece.
Sew the cream 2 1/2" x 20 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.
Lupine Art Quilt
Embroidery:
Select threads. You can either follow our color card, or choose your own colors.

Mark the position of the embroidery in the lower right corner of the central square.

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.

It's also a good idea to make a test stitch-out before you embroider the design on a finished quilt top.

Stabilize the chosen area. Hoop the fabric tightly and embroider the designs one by one.
The stitch-out of the lupine flowers on the quilt top

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: first echo-quilt the embroidery, then proceed to the other parts.
A close-up of the embroidery and quilting stitches.

Press with heavy steam. Square the piece.

Finish the raw edges with the binding.
A close-up of the embroidery and quilting stitches.

A close-up of the embroidery and quilting stitches.

A close-up of the embroidery and quilting stitches.


Have fun!

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