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Plants in My Window
18" x 15"
- 11 1/2" x 11 1/2" square blue for sky for A
- 2" x 11 1/2" strip brown for B
- 2 1/2" x 15" strip tan mottled for C
- 2 1/2" x 15" strip brown mottled for D
- 4" x 13 1/2" strip leaf print for E
- 4" x 13 1/2" strip olive green for F
- 4" x 12" strip terra-cotta solid for pots
- 1/4 yard wood-grain print for binding
- Scraps light, medium and dark green, rust, tan, charcoal and light, medium and dark gray mottleds or tone-on-tones
- Backing 22" x 19"
- Batting 22" x 19"
- All-purpose thread to match fabrics
- Quilting spray adhesive
- Fabric glue
- Basic sewing tools and supplies
Click here for project templates.
Completing the Background
Step 1. Apply spray adhesive on the wrong side of the backing piece and place wrong side against batting.
Step 2. Apply spray adhesive to the wrong side of A; center A on the batting piece right side up.
Step 3. Place small dots of fabric glue along the edges of the back of B; place on A along the bottom edge matching the left corner. Stitch in place along top raw edge of B.
Step 4. Sew D to the A-B unit, stopping stitching 1" away from the edge of A as shown in Figure 1; press seam toward D.
Step 5. Add E, then C and then F to the A-B-D unit, pressing seams toward strips after stitching. Complete the D seam as shown in Figure 2.
Step 6. Machine-baste around outer edges to secure. Trim backing and batting edges even with top.
Step 7. Fold and crease to mark the center of the background.
Step 1. Prepare templates for applique shapes using the full-size patterns given. Trace shapes on the right side of the fabrics as directed on each piece for color.
Step 2. Cut out shapes on the marked lines.
Step 3. Apply small dots of fabric glue along the edges on the wrong side of the number 1 applique piece; place on the quilt top referring to center marks on pattern and crease lines on background for placement.
Step 4. Apply glue and arrange all pieces in numerical order, overlapping pieces as necessary.
Step 5. Using all-purpose thread to match fabric, stitch close to the edge of each piece; add detail lines to leaves as desired.
Step 1. Quilt as desired by hand or machine. Note: The quilt shown was machine-quilted in a meandering pattern to resemble rocks in D, in diagonal lines spaced 2" apart on E and F, and in straight lines on C using all-purpose thread to match fabrics.
Step 2. Cut two 2 1/4" by fabric width strips wood-grain print. Join strips on short ends to make one long strip for binding.
Step 3. Fold the binding strip in half along length with wrong sides together; press.
Step 4. Sew binding to quilt edges, mitering corners and overlapping ends. Fold binding to the back side and stitch in place to finish.
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