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Wall Quilt with Sunrise Tree Embroidery
Do you love the beauty of sunrises and want to capture their colors and shapes in a quilt? If so, this tutorial is for you! By the end of this tutorial, you will have a stunning wall quilt that showcases your embroidery skills and brightens up any room. Let's get started!

We used the design the Sunrise Tree.

The finished size of the quilt is about 15" x 16 1/4".
Small wall quilt with embroidery of a tree and rising sun in bright golden and green colors

You will need :
  • embroidery threads either polyester or rayon - choose hues to your taste,
  • 1 fat quarter of light-colored fabric for the embroidery background;
  • scraps of fabrics in golden yellow and green hues for the top and binding;
  • light-weight cut-away embroidery stabilizer;
  • batting;
  • quilter's ruler;
  • rotary cutter;
  • iron;
  • #12 universal needle;
  • quilting threads ( the colors of the fabricss you use);
  • #12-#14 quilting needle
  • a piece of paper and a graphic pencil.
Select threads. Upload the design of the Sunrise Tree into the machine.

Mark the position of the embroidery approximately in the center of the light-colored piece of fabric. Stabilize the fabric. Hoop the fabric with stabilizer tightly and embroider the design.

Trim the stitch-out to 10 1/2" high and 12 1/2" wide, leaving about 3/4" space under the embroidery and about 2" over the embroidery.
A stitch-out of the sunrise tree design.
Cut the golden yellow fabrics into
  • 15 strips measuring 1 1/4" x 11",
  • 1 strip measuring 2" x 12 1/2", and
  • 2 strips measuring 2" x 11 3/4".
For the binding, cut 2 strips 2 1/2" wide and the width of the length of the fabric.

Out of different green fabrics cut
  • 1 strip measuring 2" x 15 1/2" (this is the first, lightest border);
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 15 1/2" (one of them should be darker than the first one), and
  • 1 strip measuring 2 1/2" x 15 1/2" (this one is the lowest border and should be the darkest green).
golden yellow strips used in the quilt.

Note: seam allowance is 1/4", press the seam immediately after you make it.
Sew the 2" x 12 1/2" stripg to the upper edge of the stitch-out.
Sew the 2" x 11 3/4" strips to the left and right edges of the stitch-out.
Sunrise Wall Quilt
Sew the 15 golden yellow strips into a square of about 11" x 11".
Sunrise Wall Quilt
Draw a 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" square on the 11" x 11" square, diagonally. The easiest way to do this is with the help of a paper template. Cut out the square.
Sunrise Wall Quilt
Cut the new square in half along a diagonal to get 2 triangles.
Sunrise Wall Quilt
Measure 7 1/4" from the right upper corner of the central along both edges. Mark and connect the marks. Cut away the corner. Position a triangle face down along the cut line. Pin. Stitch along the diagonal.
Sew one of the triangles to the upper corner of the working piece.

In the same way attach the other triangle to the upper left corner.
Both triangles are attached to the stitch-out.
Sew the green strips to the bottom of the working piece starting with the lightest 2" x 15 1/2", then the darker 1 1/2" x 15 1/2" strip, a lighter 2" x 15 1/2" strip, and finishing with the dark 2 1/2" x 15 1/2" strip.
the finished top before quilting
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.

First we echo-quilted around the embroidery, then in a free-motion style all over the quilt.
A close-up of the embroidery and quilting stitches.

Press with heavy steam. Square the piece. All corners should be 90 degrees and the opposite sides are of equal length.

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

Have fun!
a close-up of the embroidery and quilting stitches.
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