Down-Home Veggies Quilted Wall Hanging Pattern

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
    ©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
    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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