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Big On Tradition

Don't be fooled by the hexagon (six-sided) shapes that bounce across the surface of this 1930s reproduction-print throw. (We used Darlene Zimmerman's Garden Party and Little Darlings 6 for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.) The quickly pieced rows are made up of a single, four-sided trapezoid pattern. Match the pattern pieces to make hexagons magically appear.

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1. Cut and piece white tone-on-tone 2x42" strips to make:

  • 2—2x81" inner border strips
  • 2—2x66" inner border strips

 

2. Cut and piece red print 4-1/2x42" strips to make:

  • 2—4-1/2x81" outer border strips
  • 2—4-1/2x66" outer border strips

 

3. Aligning long edges, join a short inner border strip and a short outer border strip to make a short border unit. Press seam toward outer border strip. Repeat to make a second short border unit.

4. Repeat Step 3 with long inner border strips and long outer border strips to make two long border units total.

5. Aligning midpoints, sew short border units to short edges of quilt center, beginning and ending seams 1/4" from quilt center corners. Repeat to add long border units to remaining edges, mitering the corners, to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward border units.

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