Sunshine Tea Wall Quilt
Finished Size: 22 1/2" x 27 3/4"
Busy bees buzz around the dimensional sunflowers on this whimsical wall quilt. Framed in rustic barn wood, this quilt looks sensational in any setting. Batting fills out the petals, and the sunflower centers get even more dimension when stuffed with polyfill. This cheerful scene will bring the sun inside on even the darkest days!
Fabric Requirements and Cutting Instructions
Read all instructions before beginning and use 1/4"-wide seam allowances throughout. Read Cutting Strips and Pieces prior to cutting fabrics.
This charming wall quilt consists of quick-fuse appliqué for the teapot and dimensional appliqué for the flowers and leaves. Bees buzzing among the flowers are attached by wrapping wire around bees and fastening to quilt.
- Sew 21 1/2" x 19 1/2" Fabric A piece to 21 1/2" x 7 1/2" Fabric B piece as shown. Press.
- Refer to appliqué instructions . Our instructions are for Quick-Fuse Appliqué, but if you prefer hand appliqué, reverse templates and add 1/4"-wide seam allowance. Trace teapot, teapot spout, and handle appliqué patterns below and fuse to fabric.
- For checked teapot section, trace entire checked section onto lightweight fusible web. Fuse to 2 1/2" x 10" light fabric piece, and cut on drawn line. Apply fusible web to 1 1/2" x 10 1/2" dark fabric piece. Cut dark fabric into nine 1" squares. Referring to teapot pattern below, fuse squares to light fabric piece, trim as necessary.
- For flower stems, fuse lightweight fusible web to an 8" square of stem fabric. Cut the following bias strips: one 3/8" x 9", two 3/8" x 5", and one 3/8" x 4".
- Refer to photo and layout. Position teapot appliqués, spout, and handle on quilt. Following manufacturer's instructions, fuse lower part of teapot, leaving top portion unfused to tuck leaf and stems under later.
- Refer to photo to arrange decorative fringe on teapot, turning under 1/4" on each ends. Stitch in place.
- Use the Leaf Pattern below to trace six leaves onto fabric scraps. Place traced leaves with matching fabric, right sides together, then place on top of batting. Stitch on traced line, leaving lower edge open for turning. Trim batting close to stitching line. Trim fabric 3/16" from stitching line. Clip curves, turn, and press. Make six in assorted greens.
- Referring to photo and layout, position leaves and stems on quilt, tucking under upper strip on teapot. Fuse remaining portion of teapot to quilt and finish all edges as desired.
- Use the Flower Petal Patterns to repeat step 7 to make petals A and B. Make forty-eight, twenty-four of each variation.
- To create a dimensional look, gently pinch open end of several petals and stitch invisibly to hold folds in place.
- Use the Flower Center Pattern to trace four flower centers onto fabric scrap. Layer with matching fabric and stitch on tracing line. Trim, clip curves, and carefully cut slit in back of piece and turn. Press. Stuff flower center with small amount of fiberfill. Stitch opening closed. Make four.
- Referring to photo and layout, arrange and pin petals to flower center. Randomly place dimensional petals from step 10 around flower centers. Hand stitch flower petals to centers.
- Referring to photo and layout, arrange and hand-stitch flowers to quilt. Flowers will cover stem tops.
- Arrange and baste backing, batting, and top together, referring to Layering the Quilt .
- Machine or hand quilt as desired.
- To attach glass or polymer clay bees, wrap wire around bee to secure and place end of wire under flower petals. Use invisible stitches to attach wire to quilt.
- Mount quilt on mounting board and install quilt in a rustic frame. Or, add fabric boarders prior to quilting and finish with binding.
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