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Big Block Throw

Have large prints you don't want to cut into smaller pieces? Try this quilt, where bold botanical prints are perfectly showcased in 18" squares. This quilt features two collections from FreeSpirit Fabrics-Prairie Gothic by Jane Sassaman and Park Slope by Erin McMorris. Editor Elizabeth Tisinger used this quilt as inspiration to make a pillow. Visit Elizabeth's blog to learn more about her version.

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1. Sew multicolor stripe 1-1/2x16-1/2" strips to opposite edges of a large floral 16-1/2" square. Add multicolor stripe 1-1/2x18-1/2" strips to remaining edges to make a bordered block (Block Assembly Diagram). The bordered block should measure 18-1/2" square, including seam allowances. Press all seams toward multicolor stripe.

2. Repeat Step 1 to make four bordered blocks total.

3. Referring to photo, lay out blue tone-on-tone sashing rectangles, blue-and-white diagonal check sashing squares, and bordered blocks in five rows.

4. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward sashing rectangles in each row. Join rows to complete quilt top; press seams in one direction.

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