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Lone Star Style

In this throw the orange and red prints in the Lone Star draw attention while the blue tone-on-tone background recedes, resulting in a quilt center that makes the eye dance. Fabrics are from the Autumn Harvest collection by Jason Yenter for In The Beginning Fabrics.

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Assemble and Add Borders

1. Cut and piece brown print 2-1⁄2×42" strips to make:
4—2-1⁄2×48-1⁄2" inner border strips

2. Cut and piece orange print 2-1⁄2×42" strips to make:
4—2-1⁄2×48-1⁄2" inner border strips

3. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together a brown print inner border strip and an orange print inner border strip to make a short inner border unit. Press seam toward orange print. The unit should be 4-1⁄2×48-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make four short inner border units total.

4. Sew short inner border units to opposite edges of quilt center. Join a gold print 4-1⁄2" square to each end of remaining inner border units to make two long inner border units (Quilt Assembly Diagram). Add long inner border units to remaining edges of quilt center. Press all seams toward inner border units.

5. Cut and piece blue floral 4-1⁄2×42" strips to make:
2—4-1⁄2×64-1⁄2" outer border strips
2—4-1⁄2×56-1⁄2" outer border strips

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

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