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Holiday Sparkle

Fussy-cut a beautiful fabric to star in the center of gemlike quilt blocks. Choose a holiday print with metallic touches for a throw that really shines. Fabrics are from the Holiday Flourish 2 collection by Peggy Toole for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.


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Assemble Quilt Center

1. Sew two gold print 4-1⁄2" squares to gold print edges of an hourglass unit to make a sashing unit (Diagram 6). Press seams toward gold print squares. The unit should be 4-1⁄2×12-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make 12 sashing units total.

2. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out blocks, sashing units, and green print sashing squares in five horizontal rows. Join pieces in each row. Press seams toward sashing units.

3. Join rows to make quilt center. Press seams toward sashing rows. The quilt center should be 44-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.