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Mountain Tree Wall Quilt with Wavy Borders
Welcome to our sewing and embroidery tutorial on creating a Mountain Tree Wall Art Quilt with Wavy Borders. In this tutorial, we'll guide you through piecing together a small art quilt while incorporating embroidery details. Follow along step-by-step to learn how to bring this charming and rustic design to life, adding a touch of nature-inspired beauty to your home decor. Let's get started on this creative journey!

If you are a beginning quilter, you can make this quilt with straight borders. However, the wavy borders give the quilt a more whimsical touch.

We used the design Mountain Tree for the commercial hoop. You can also use the same design for a mega hoop.
The finished size of the quilt is about 17" x 16 1/2".

A small quilt with an embroidered green tree and mountains in the background, with 3 curved borders , all in shades of green.

You will need :
  • embroidery threads either polyester or rayon, 3 shades of green - dark, medium and light;
  • a piece of light-colored fabric for the central part;
  • small amount of cotton fabrics in 3 green hues, matching the colors of the fabrics - solid colored or with marble patterns, (batiks work great);
  • 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 the light-colored fabric, cut a square measuring 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" for the central part.
For the first border, out of the dark fabric, cut
  • 4 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" each,
  • 2 strips measuring 2" x 10 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 2" x 14".
For the second border, out of lightest green fabric, cut
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 14" and
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 16 1/2".
For the third border, out of medium green fabric, cut
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 16" and
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 20 1/2".
Use the remaining fabric of this shade for the binding.
Assembly:
Note: seam allowance is 1/4" if otherwise recommended, press the seam immediately after you make it.
Working with the central, 10 1/2" square and one dark green 2 1/2" square at a time, position the smaller square over the corner of the big square and align the corners.
The green square over the corner of the cream square, corners aligned.

Draw a diagonal to connect the opposite corners. Machine stitch along the diagonal.
Cut with seam allowance 1/4", unfold the corner and press.
The corner is cut along the straight line.
To make a curved corner, with a rotary cutter, cut a curve line. You can draw a curve line before cutting if you want to.
The corner is cut along the curved line.
Match the green corner along the cut line. Pin. Stitch.
Two curved pieces.

Clip the seam, trim it to 1/8", unfold the corner and press.
The curved corner is attached to the central square.
Repeat with all 4 corners of the large rectangle.
Continue to work with the central part and the dark green 2" x 10 1/2" strips.
The central part with green corners and a green strip as the first border.
Overlap the edge of the square and the strip by about 1/2".
The central part and the green strip overlaped.
With a rotary cutter, cut a curve line through the overlapping edges. You can draw a line first, if you want and cut along it.
The overlapped parts are cut along the curved line.

Sew the parts together, clip the curves, unfold and press. Repeat for the opposite side.
In the same manner, attach the 2" x 14" strips to the two remaining opposite sides.
The central part with the first border attached.
Attach the light green border in the same way as described above.
The light green border is prepared to be attached.
Then attach the middle green borders.
Embroidery
Upload the files of the Mountain Tree (for a commercial or mega hoop) to the embroidery machine.
Select threads. Stabilize the central part.

Hoop the fabric tightly and embroider the design in the center.
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 working piece. Start from the central part, and echo-quilt the emboidery first.
A close-up of the embroidery and quilting stitches.

Press with heavy steam. Square the piece - all angles should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same length.
Finish the raw edges with the binding.
Have fun!
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