Instructions

  1. Download and print quilt Pattern 1   and Pattern 2.
  2. Use copy machine to enlarge all patterns on next page 200%. Or mark tracing paper with a 1-inch grid and draw patterns onto tracing paper.

APPLIQUE:

  1. Trace enlarged flower pattern, stem pattern and leaf pattern 25 times onto paper side of fusible web with pencil.
  2. Cut shapes apart, leaving a margin of paper around each.
  3. Following manufacturer’s instructions and with grain lines matching, fuse flowers onto the wrong side of eight bright fabrics, and the stems and leaves onto three different green fabrics. Let cool.
  4. With matching thread, straight stitch over inside design lines of flowers. Remove paper backing.
  5. Cut a 43-inch square of yellow solid background fabric.
  6. Fold background fabric in half twice to find center.
  7. Pin one flower, stem and leaf right side up to center on right side of background fabric.
  8. Referring to photo, place eight flowers, stems and leaves around center flower with all the flowers facing the center as shown. The tips of the leaves should touch to make a circle, and the ends of the stems should be tucked under the flower and leaf pieces as shown on the pattern.
  9. Referring to photo, place remaining flowers, stems and leaves around the circle of flowers, alternating the direction of the flowers and leaving about 1/2 inch between the bottom of the leaves as shown.
  10. Fuse all flowers, stems and leaves in place.
  11. With matching thread, satin-stitch along the edges of each stem and leaf, continuing stitching along inside design line of leaves.
  12. With matching thread, satin-stitch along inside design lines of each flower around outside edge of each.
  13. With matching thread and a three-step straight stitch (two stitches forward, one back), stitch along both sides of all satin stitching.

BORDER:

  1. Trace enlarged Celtic border corner and side patterns onto template plastic and cut out following the outside edges.
  2. Using quilter’s marking pen, trace Celtic border around outside edge, placing center diamond on each side about 1-1/2 inch from center flowers.
  3. Trace border center 32 times onto paper side of fusible web.
  4. Cut shapes apart, leaving a margin of paper around each and remove paper backing.
  5. With grain lines matching, fuse border centers onto wrong side of bright print fabrics.
  6. From bright prints, cut 32 border centers.
  7. Pin eight border centers right side up to each side of appliquéd top as shown in photo.
  8. Fuse border centers in place.

Bias Tape:

  1. Fold bias tape or bias strips in half lengthwise with wrong sides facing.
  2. With matching thread, straight-stitch 1/8 inch from long raw edges of bias tape or strips. Press strips with seam centered.
  3. Following pattern and photo, pin bias tape in place, turning raw edges under at corners.
  4. Add second row, going over and under first row and glue or pin to hold.
  5. With matching thread, straight-stitch close to both edges of each row of bias tape.

QUILTING:

  1. Place backing fabric wrong side up on a flat surface.
  2. Center batting and then pieced top on backing and smooth out all wrinkles.
  3. Baste layers together.
  4. With matching thread, shadow-stitch 1/4 inch from outside edge of center flower.
  5. Stipple-stitch around center flower out to 1/4 inch from flowers in circle.
  6. Shadow-stitch around each remaining flower.
  7. Stipple-stitch around flowers and out to 1/4 inch from Celtic border.
  8. Shadow-stitch around both sides of Celtic border.
  9. Stipple-stitch around outside edge of Celtic border.

Binding/Hanging Sleeve:

  1. Square top, trimming to about 3 inches from diamonds in border.
  2. Cut five 3-1/2-inch-wide medium green crosswise strips for binding. Sew strips together. Trim and press seams open.
  3. Press one short end diagonally 1/4 inch to wrong side.
  4. Press strip in half lengthwise with wrong sides facing.
  5. Sew binding strip to right side of top with edges matching and a 1/4-inch seam, mitering each corner.
  6. Hem the short ends of an 8-inch x 36-inch strip of backing fabric and fold in half lengthwise with wrong sides facing. Sew raw edges even with top edge of wall hanging for hanging sleeve.
  7. Fold binding to back, encasing raw edges.
  8. Hand-sew fold of binding and fold of hanging sleeve to back of quilt.

Finished Size: Wall hanging measures about 41 inches square.

 

Craft originally sent in by Anita Legaspi of Snohomish, WA