Chinese Forget Me Not Wall Hanging

May 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Connie Campbell

Hi everyone, it is Connie from Freemotion by the River with another fast and easy tutorial featuring the GO! Qube. You'll find all kinds of tutorials, patterns and other things on my blog.

Today I have a wall hanging that is easy to make and perfect to add a touch of color to your room.

 

 

Chinese Forget Me Not Wall Hanging

 

Chinese Forget Me Not - Wall Hanging

Finished size 24" x 24"

 

Supplies:

GO! Fabric Cutter (55100S) or GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter (55500)

GO! Qube Mix & Match 12" Block (55778)

(Die used: #8 - 3 ½" x 6 ½" Rectangle)

GO! Stems & Leaves (55331)

GO! Fun Flower (55334)

 

 

GO! Fabric Cutter:

GO! Fabric Cutter (55100S) or GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter (55500)

 

GO! Cutting Dies:

GO! Qube Mix & Match 12" Block (55778)

GO! Stems & Leaves (55331)

GO! Fun Flower (55334)

 

Materials Needed:

Orange/Yellow batiks - 6 Fat Quarters of assorted fabrics

Teal/ Turquoise batiks - Scraps of several different ones for the flowers

Dark Brown batik - Fat Quarter

Fusible Web - 1 yard

Backing - 30" x 30"

Batting - 30" x 30"

 

Use a  1/4" seam allowance, press your seams to the darker fabric.

 

Cutting Instructions:

Orange/Yellow Batiks:

Cut: 32 rectangles - from the Qube Die #8 Rectangle (55724)

Sewing Instructions:

Make 12:

  • Sew two of the rectangles together along the 6 ½" side.
  • Your blocks are now 6  ½" x 6  ½".

Take 8 of the blocks:

  • Join another rectangle to one side.
  • Your blocks are now 6 ½" x 12 ½".

 

Cutting the rectangle blocks with the AccuQuilt GO! Qube

 

Sewing Instructions:

Make 12:

  • Sew two of the rectangles together along the 6 ½" side.
  • Your blocks are now 6  ½" x 6  ½".

Take 8 of the blocks:

  • Join another rectangle to one side.
  • Your blocks are now 6 ½" x 12 ½".

 

Piecing the rectangles together

 

You now have:

12 - 6 ½" x 6 ½" blocks

8 - 6 ½" x 12 ½" blocks

Use the following diagram to layout your blocks.

 

Piece the background for the wallhanging

 

Sew them together.

 

Completed background piece

 

Applique:

  • Cut your dark brown fabric into four 4" x 11" pieces.
  • Add the fusible web, I used Thermoweb Heat'n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive.
  • Use the #55331 GO! Stems & Leaves die to cut out the stems.
  • I cut two of the pieces with the fabric right side up and two with the fabric right side down.

I cut out one group of the green leaves but decided not to use them.

 

Using the AccuQuilt GO! Stems & Leaves die


  • Cut your teal/turquoise scraps into eleven  5" squares and add the fusible web to them.
  • Use the #55334 GO! Fun Flower die to cut out the flowers.

 

Using the AccuQuilt GO! Fun Flower die


  • Remove the backing from your fused fabrics.
  • Place your background piece on a surface you can iron on.
  • Arrange the stems similar to the diagram below.
  • Use a pressing cloth when you iron the stems to your background.
  • Arrange the blue flowers along the stems and iron them down using the pressing cloth again.

 

Fuse the applique pieces to the background

 

Appliqué the stems and flowers in your favorite type of stitch.

I use a straight stitch vintage Singer sewing machine to do mine.

Layer your batting between the backing and the front.

Quilt as desired.

I did a free motion stipple quilting for the background using #2140 Gold 50 weight Aurifil thread.

 

Applique the flowers and stems

 

I used the same thread for the details on the flowers.

 

Closeup of the free motion applique

 

For ease in hanging the wall hanging I cut two 5" squares, folded each one diagonally and added them to the top corners.

Add your binding and you're finished!

 

back of the quilted wall hanging

 

I hope you have enjoyed the Chinese Forget Me Not wall hanging tutorial made with the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter and GO! dies. Please stop by my blog where you can join my newsletter and learn more about the type of appliqué I do with my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine.

 

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