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It Takes Two

A quick-to-piece, big-block quilt for the quilter on the go. Turquoise, red, and gray are a modern holiday color palette. Fabrics are from the Bliss collection by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics.

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Assemble Quilt Top

1. Cut and piece solid gray 2-1⁄2×42" strips to make:
2—2-1⁄2×62-1⁄2" inner border strips
2—2-1⁄2×50-1⁄2" inner border strips
3—2-1⁄2×46-1⁄2" sashing strips

2. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out Dutchmen’s Puzzle blocks, solid gray sashing rectangles, and solid gray sashing strips in seven rows.

3. Sew together pieces in each block row. Press seams toward sashing rectangles.

4. Join block rows and sashing strips to make quilt center. Press seams in one direction. The quilt center should be 46-1⁄2×62-1⁄2" including seam allowances.

5. Sew long inner border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add short inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border.

6. Cut and piece light aqua print 2×42" strips to make:

2—2×66-1⁄2" middle border strips
2—2×53-1⁄2" middle border strips

7. Sew long middle border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add short middle border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward middle border.

8. Cut and piece red-and-white dot 5×42" strips to make:
2—5×69-1⁄2" outer border strips
2—5×62-1⁄2" outer border strips

9. Sew long outer border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add short outer border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward outer border.

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