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Blooming Borders 16-Patch Throw

Frame a quilt that radiates from the center with head-turning borders. Fabrics are from the Garden Whimsy collection by Kim Schaefer for Andover Fabrics.


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Assemble Blocks

1. Referring to Diagram 1, lay out 10 assorted medium print 3-1/2" squares and six dark tone-on-tone 3-1/2" squares in four rows.

2. Sew together squares in each row. Press seams in directions indicated by arrows.

3. Join rows to make a 16-Patch block (Diagram 2). Press seams in direction indicated. The block should be 12-1/2" square including seam allowances.

4. Repeat steps 1–3 to make sixteen 16-Patch blocks total.