- Calico or cream coloured fabric
- Fabric scraps for border and binding
- Matching fabric to cover buttons
- Stranded cotton in red, light and dark green and gold
Embroidery stitches used
- Stem stitch for bird
- Long stitch for stars
- Back stitch for everything else
Calico fabric: 12.5in x 8.5 in for the embroidery.
Border: 2 x strips of 11.5 in x 3.5 in and 2 strips of 8.5 in x 3.5 in
Binding: a strip of 2.5 in wide fabric. Fold in half before stitching to the quilt sandwich
Embroidery pattern by Gail Pan Designs. I could not find the original pattern again but this one is also free or this one.
This is a good pattern to use fabric scraps.
Pattern and instructions at The purl bee website.
The size of the finished wall hanging / quilt, placement of trees and colours used can be adjusted to suit your preferences.
Detailed instructions on:
Use the finished trees as a guide to cut the white rectangles.
My Little Forest is stipple quilted and the border fabric matches the tree trunk fabric.
The finished wall hanging.
Based on two ideas by:
- Fabric scraps in red and white for the bottom part of the piece
- Fabric scraps in green, red and cream to sew around the outer frame
- Stranded cotton in light and dark green, gold and red
- Felt in red and beige
- Beads in red and green
Place white and red fabric over calico fabric slightly overlapping and cut making waves using a rotary cutter. I followed Pink Chalk Studio’s tutorial on wavy seams.
Turn and iron making sure your surface is flat.
Draw the design on the calico side using a pencil.
Mount on an embroidery hoop and start doing the embroidery.
Long and short stitches
The felt is lightly glued to the fabric so it doesn’t move when working with it.
When finished, stretch on a canvas.