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inspiredbyfabric.blogspot.com · Mar 31, 2015

Tutorial: Tulip Time Wall Hanging


We interrupt Marblehead Madness for an important announcement:
Happy Spring!
We're here today with a spring-inspired tutorial--the Tulip Time wall hanging, made using our Graphix 3 collection. Check out the tutorial and then make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win a bundle of Graphix 3 fabrics.

Here are the Graphix 3 prints we'll be using:

Materials: 1/4 yard each of four bright Graphix 3 prints 1/4 yard green zigzag print 1/4 yard green triangle print 3/4 yard white solid 1 yard backing fabric 30" x 32" piece of batting
Cutting: From each colored tulip print: One 4" x 6-1/2" piece and two 2-3/4" squares
From the green zigzag: Two 1-1/2" x 42" strips Four 1-1/2" x 7-1/2" strips
From the green triangle print: Eight 3" x 6-1/2" pieces
From the white solid: Eight 4" squares Two 3-1/2" x 28-1/2" strips Sixteen 3" squares and eight 1-1/2" x 3" pieces Eight 2-3/4" squares Two 2-1/2" x 20-1/2" strips Eight 2" squares
From the binding print: Three 2-1/4" x 42" strips
Let's get started!
1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each white square.

2. Pair each 2-3/4" marked square with a 2-3/4" bright square, right sides together. Stitch 1/4" on either side of the marked line, cut on the line, and press both half-square triangles (HSTs) open. Trim HSTs to measure 2" square.

3. Layer 2" marked white squares on the two bottom corners of a bright 4" x 6-1/2" piece as shown. Stitch on the drawn line, trim 1/4" past the line, and press open to make a tulip bottom.

4. Lay out the four HSTs as shown to make three tulip points.

5. Sew the HSTs together and sew to the tulip bottom.

6. Lay a 3" marked white square on the bottom half of a 3" x 6-1/2" green triangle piece, noting orientation of the line. Repeat, making sure to position the marked line opposite the line on the first piece (mirror image). Stitch on each drawn line.

7. Trim 1/4" past the seam and press open. Layer a second marked square on the top of each green piece, noting orientation. Stitch, cut and press open to make two mirror image leaf units.

8. Sew a 1-1/2" x 3" white piece to the top of each leaf unit as shown. Sew a 1-1/2" x 7-1/2" green zigzag stem between the two leaf units to make a leaf/stem unit.


9. Sew the leaf/stem unit to the bottom of a tulip. Repeat to make three additional tulips and leaf/stem units.

10. Lay out the four tulip blocks in a row and sew together.

11. Layer a 4" marked white square on top of a 4" bright print square and make HSTs like in step 2. Trim to measure 3-1/2" square. Make four HSTs in each color combination and join the HSTs into a pinwheel block as shown. Make one pinwheel block in each color.

12. Sew four pinwheel blocks into a row. Trim the two 1-1/2" x 42" green zigzag strips to measure 24-1/2". Sew them together with the tulip row and pinwheel row as shown.

13. Sew 2-1/2" x 20-1/2" white strips to the sides of the quilt top. Sew 3-1/2" x 28-1/2" white strips to the top and bottom of the quilt top. Machine quilt the wall hanging.

14. Use the three 2-1/4" x 42" strips to bind the wallhanging. 15. Hang on your door or wall and enjoy!

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial! It's a great way to have tulips around your home even if Mother Nature isn't cooperating!

For a chance to win a bundle of Graphix 3 for yourself, leave a comment letting us know that you follow our blog (you can sign up to follow by email or by blog reader in the right hand sidebar), as well as which is your favorite print from the collection. The giveaway will be open through Saturday, April 4 at 11:59 pm EST.

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