Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hanging Pattern

Give your kitchen a warm country touch with the Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hanging Pattern. Each quilt measures approximately 81/2 X 11 inches and can be made entirely with fabric scraps and buttons from your sewing basket. Download a photo and the patterns for the Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hangings in this three-page PDF.

Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hangings
©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
These Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hangings will ensure that
you're getting enough vegetables in your decorative diet.

You'll Need:

For each quilt:

  • 1/8 yard each or scraps 8 different fabrics for borders; colors should harmonize with central block
  • 9 X 12-inch piece backing fabric
  • 1/4 yard binding fabric
  • 9 X 12-inch piece low-loft batting
  • 8 buttons in assorted colors and sizes
  • Jute for tying on buttons
  • White thread for hand quilting

For eggplant:

  • 1/8 yard cream print
  • 1/8 yard purple print
  • 1/8 yard dark green print
  • Dark green thread

For onion:

  • 1/8 yard cream print
  • 1/8 yard yellow print
  • 1/8 yard medium green print
  • 40-inch length jute

For carrot:

  • 1/8 yard tan print
  • 1/8 yard orange print
  • 1/8 yard green and cream print

For radish:

  • 1/8 yard tan print
  • 1/8 yard red print
  • 1/8 yard dark green print
  • 1/8 yard or scrap white-on-white print
  • 21/2-inch length jute
  • Dark green thread

Note: For these quilts, you will use the bias rectangle and template-free angle piecing techniques. Find out more information on the next page.

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Quilting Techniques

The following tips on template-free angle piecing and bias rectangles will help you create these appetizing wall hangings. To get a closer look at the quilt and its patterns, download this three-page PDF of the Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hangings.

Template-Free Angle Piecing

To add a square: Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on wrong side of fabric square. Following diagram, lay square on other fabric piece with right sides together. Stitch on diagonal line and cut away 1/4 inch from seam, on outer side. Press open. To add a second square, repeat steps, but with diagonal line going in opposite direction.

To add a larger piece: Lay fabric pieces with right sides together as shown in diagram. Draw diagonal line from corner to corner of square formed where top fabric covers bottom fabric. Stitch on line, cut away 1/4 inch from seam, and press open. To add a second piece, repeat steps as shown in diagram.

Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hanging Pattern
©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
Template-Free Angle Piecing

Bias Rectangles

  1. Cut equal-size rectangles of background fabric and contrast fabric. On right side of background fabric, mark 1/8 inch in from outside edges at top and bottom. On wrong side of contrast fabric, mark 1/8 inch in from outside edges at top and bottom. Note that the marks are opposite for right and left bias rectangles. On wrong side of contrast pieces only, draw diagonal line linking the 1/8-inch marks.

    Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hanging Pattern
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    Step 1

  2. With right sides together, place contrast fabric on top of background fabric. For a right bias rectangle, turn contrast rectangle counterclockwise until upper right corner is within 1/8 inch of upper left corner of background rectangle and lower left corner is within 1/8 inch of lower right corner of background. For a left bias rectangle, turn contrast rectangle clockwise until upper left corner is within 1/8 inch of upper right corner of background and lower right corner is within 1/8 inch of lower left corner of background.

    Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hanging Pattern
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  3. Stitch on line. Cut away excess, leaving 1/4-inch seam allowance. (See dotted lines in step 2 diagram.) Open and press. If making more than one bias rectangle, see chain piecing technique in How to Quilt.

Before you tackle each veggie quilt, see the next page for some general directions that apply to all of the wall hangings.

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General Directions

Use the following general tips on borders, leaves, and tops when making any one -- or all four -- of the wall hangings. To get a closer look at the quilt and its patterns, download this three-page PDF of the Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hangings.

General Directions for Borders

Follow these general directions to make borders for Down-Home Veggies quilts. Each border strip is cut from a different fabric. All corner squares for one quilt are the same color.

  1. Cut two 11/4 X 8-inch strips (inner sides); two 11/4 X 51/2-inch strips (inner top and bottom); two 11/4 X 91/2-inch strips (outer sides); two 11/4 X 7-inch strips (outer top and bottom); and eight 11/4-inch squares. For binding cut one 21/2 X 44-inch strip. Cut this strip into two 21/2 X 11-inch strips for sides and two 21/2 X 91/2-inch strips for top and bottom.

  2. Stitch one corner square to each end of top and bottom strips (11/4 X 51/2 inches and 11/4 X 7 inches).

  3. To finished vegetable block, stitch 11/4 X 8-inch side strips, then 11/4 X 51/2-inch top and bottom strips (with corner squares). Add 11/4 X 91/2-inch outer side strips, then 11/4 X 7-inch outer top and bottom strips with corner squares.

  4. Sew buttons on each corner square with jute. Knot jute on top side.

  5. Quilt as desired. Our quilts are hand quilted. To save time or create a slightly different look, you can machine quilt designs.

  6. See How to Quilt to stitch binding to quilt.

Directions for Leaves and Tops

  1. For each leaf or top, download pattern piece and cut out. Trace pattern on wrong side of fabric and cut out. Turn pattern over, trace, and cut out reversed shape. Each pattern has a line showing where to cut a slit for turning. Cut a slit in one piece only.

  2. With right sides together, stitch matching leaf and top pieces together. Use 1/8-inch seam allowance and smaller stitches. When sewing points, it's easier to turn and get a smooth point if you stitch 1 stitch across the point. Trim all points and clip into corners.

  3. Turn through slit opening on back (it's not necessary to close opening, since it will be on back side). Press. If desired, use white thread to hand stitch lines to represent leaf veins.

  4. With slit to back, hand stitch tops and leaves to vegetable blocks, using dark green thread.

Now you're ready to start in on each veggie quilt. Let's start with the eggplant wall hanging in the next section.

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How to Make Eggplant

This purple eggplant wall hanging is sure to be a showstopper in your kitchen décor. To get a closer look at the quilt and its patterns, download this three-page PDF of the Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hangings.

To make eggplant:

  1. From cream print, cut one 13/4 X 18-inch strip and one 51/2 X 23/4-inch rectangle. Cut strip into two 13/4-inch squares, one 11/2 X 3-inch rectangle, one 11/2 X 2-inch rectangle, two 1 X 31/4-inch rectangles, one 1 X 11/2-inch rectangle, and two 1-inch squares. From purple, cut one 31/2 X 18-inch strip. Cut strip into one 31/2 X 2-inch piece, one 31/4 X 41/2-inch piece, and one 11/2 X 4-inch piece.

  2. Stitch 31/2 X 2-inch purple piece to 11/2 X 2-inch cream piece along 2-inch sides. Using template-free angle piecing, stitch 1-inch cream square to upper right corner of 4 X 11/2-inch purple piece. Add 1 X 11/2-inch cream piece to right side. Join units and add 11/2 X 3-inch cream piece to left side.

    Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hanging Pattern
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  3. Using template-free angle piecing technique, stitch 13/4-inch cream squares to bottom corners of 41/2 X 31/4-inch purple piece. Stitch 1-inch cream square to upper left corner of purple piece. Add one 1 X 31/4-inch cream piece to each side.

    Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hanging Pattern
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  4. Assemble eggplant, adding 51/2 X 23/4-inch cream piece to top.

  5. Add border, following General Directions for Borders. Make eggplant top from dark green print, following Directions for Leaves and Tops.

  6. Layer front, batting, and back; baste. With white thread, hand quilt in ditches around center block and between inner and outer borders. Hand quilt lines in eggplant and diagonal grid pattern in background. See How to Quilt to stitch binding to quilt.

Let's move on to the onion wall hanging in the next section.

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How to Make Onion

The green stems coming out of this pattern really make it stand out among the rest. To get a closer look at the quilt and its patterns, download this three-page PDF of the Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hangings.

To make onion:

  1. From cream, cut one 41/2 X 44-inch strip. Cut strip into one 41/2 X 51/2-inch rectangle, one 4 X 2-inch rectangle, one 4 X 13/4-inch rectangle, one 23/4 X 11/4-inch rectangle, two 11/2-inch squares, and two 1-inch squares. From yellow, cut one 23/4 X 31/4-inch rectangle. From green, cut one 11/4 X 44-inch strip.

  2. Lay yellow rectangle right side up with short sides at top and bottom. Using template-free angle piecing technique, stitch 11/2-inch cream square to upper left corner of yellow and 1-inch cream square to lower left corner. Open and press. Repeat for right side of yellow rectangle.

    Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hanging
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    Step 2

  3. Fold green strip in half lengthwise with wrong side out and stitch. Turn. Cut into one 61/2-inch strip, two 51/2-inch strips, one 5-inch strip, and one 41/2-inch strip. Tie a knot at 1 end of each strip.

  4. Lay 2 green strips on top of onion unit with knotted ends out and unknotted ends at upper corner of onion. Stitch 41/2 X 51/2-inch cream piece to top of onion unit, including unknotted ends of green strips in seam. Stitch 23/4 X 11/4-inch cream piece to bottom of yellow. Stitch 4 X 2-inch cream piece to left side of yellow and 4 X 13/4-inch cream piece to right side of yellow.

    Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hanging
    ©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
    Step 4

  5. Hand stitch remaining onion tops to quilt with unknotted ends behind two tops already sewn in. Fold all sewn tops up and stitch over ends of tops just added. Do not stitch knotted ends to background yet.

  6. Add borders, following General Directions for Borders. Layer front, batting, and back; baste. With white thread, hand quilt in ditches around center block and between inner and outer borders. Hand quilt lines in onion. See How to Quilt to stitch binding to quilt.

  7. Hand stitch knotted ends of onion to quilt. Cut eight 5-inch lengths of jute and tie a knot in center of lengths. Hand stitch knot to bottom of onion, allowing ends to hang down to form roots. Trim ends.

Next up: the carrot quilted wall hanging. Learn how to make it on the next page.

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How to Make Carrot

This sharp design would look great on its own or with the rest of the Down-Home Veggies. To get a closer look at the quilt and its patterns, download this three-page PDF of the Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hangings.

To make the carrot:

  1. From tan print, cut one 13/4 X 44-inch strip and one 51/2 X 21/4-inch rectangle. Cut strip into two 13/4 X 11/2-inch rectangles, four 13/4 X 43/4-inch strips, two 1-inch squares, and one 1 X 51/2-inch strip. From orange, cut one 13/4 X 22-inch strip. Cut strip into two 13/4 X 43/4-inch pieces and one 3 X 11/2-inch piece. From green and cream, cut one 3/4 X 44-inch strip.

  2. Using template-free angle piecing technique, stitch two 1-inch tan squares to upper corners of 3 X 11/2-inch orange piece. Stitch one 13/4 X 11/2-inch tan piece to each side of unit.

  3. Make 1 right and 1 left bias rectangle using 13/4 X 43/4-inch tan and orange pieces. Stitch together with orange on the inside, and add one 13/4 X 43/4-inch tan piece to each side of unit. Stitch 51/2 X 1-inch tan strip to bottom. Stitch upper and lower parts of carrot together.

    Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hanging
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    Step 3

  4. For carrot top, cut green strip into 4- , 5- , and 6-inch lengths. Fray edges. Gather random lengths together with ends even and twist ends together. You don't have to use all carrot top pieces.

  5. Lay twisted ends of carrot tops at top of carrot unit in center of carrot. Stitch 51/2 X 21/4-inch tan piece to top of carrot, including carrot top in seam. Flip up carrot top pieces and hand stitch to quilt about 1 inch above orange. Carrot top will extend over borders.

    Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hanging
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  6. Add borders, following General Directions for Borders. Layer quilt front, batting, and back; baste. With white thread, hand quilt in ditches around center block and between inner and outer borders. Hand quilt curved lines in carrot and grid pattern in background. See How to Quilt to stitch binding to quilt.

Last but not least, the radish wall hanging is a delicious design. Learn more about it in the next section.

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How to Make Radish

The red print used in this quilted wall hanging really makes it a standout. To get a closer look at the quilt and its patterns, download this three-page PDF of the Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hangings.

To make the radish:

  1. From tan print, cut one 31/2 X 44-inch strip. Cut strip into two 31/2 X 11/4-inch strips, one 3 X 51/2-inch rectangle, two 3 X 13/4-inch rectangles, two 13/4-inch squares, one 11/4 X 51/2-inch strip, and two 1-inch squares. From red, cut one 4 X 31/2-inch rectangle. From white, cut one 3 X 13/4-inch rectangle. From green, cut pieces to make 2 small leaves and 1 large leaf, following Directions for Leaves and Tops.

  2. Using template-free angle piecing, stitch two 13/4-inch tan squares to upper corners of red and two 1-inch tan squares to lower corners of red. Add one 11/4 X 31/2-inch tan piece to each side of unit.

    Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hanging Pattern
    ©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
    Step 2

  3. Using template-free angle piecing technique, stitch 3 X 13/4-inch tan pieces to white. Stitch radish unit to root unit. Press. Stitch 51/2 X 3-inch tan piece to top of radish.

    Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hanging Pattern
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  4. For root, cut 21/2-inch length of jute and tie knot in one end. Lay jute over root unit with unknotted end at point of root. Stitch 51/2 X 11/4-inch tan piece to bottom of root unit, including unknotted end of jute in seam.

  5. Make leaves, following Directions for Leaves and Tops. Using dark green thread, hand stitch to top of radish, as shown in photo on PDF of Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hanging Pattern.

  6. Add borders, following General Directions for Borders. Layer front, batting, and back; baste. With white thread, hand quilt in ditches around center block and between inner and outer borders. Hand quilt curved lines in radish. See How to Quilt to stitch binding to quilt.

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