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Midnight Blooms Quilt

Metallic glints in the Asian-inspired fabrics add subtle sparkle to this throw-size quilt, which combines fusible appliqué with three sizes of hourglass blocks. Fabrics are from the Oriental Traditions collection from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.


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Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" for patterns.

To use fusible web to prepare patterns for appliqué, complete the following steps.

1. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions, leaving 1/2" between tracings. Cut out fusible-web shapes roughly 1/4" beyond drawn lines. From fusible web, also cut a 6x9" rectangle.

2. Following manufacturer’s instructions, press each fusible-web shape onto wrong side of designated fabric; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines. Peel off paper backings.

3. Center and press fusible-web 6x9" rectangle onto wrong side of green print bias-cut 6-1/2x9-1/2" rectangle; let cool. Rotary-cut fused rectangle to make eight 3/8x8" stem appliqués and four 3/8x5" stem appliqués. Peel off paper backings.

From dark gold print, cut:
10—4-1/4" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 20 small triangles total
20—3-1/2" squares

From one red print, cut:
8—4-1/4" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 16 small triangles total
1—3-1/2" square

From assorted red prints, cut:
6 each of patterns B and B reversed

From one black print, cut:
2—4-1/4" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 4 small triangles total
4—3-1/2" squares

From assorted black prints, cut:
12 of Pattern C

From assorted green prints, cut:
1—6-1/2x9-1/2" rectangle, cut on the bias, for stem appliqués
12 each of patterns A and A reversed

From assorted gold prints and red, black, and green print scraps, cut:
88—6-1/4" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 176 large triangles total
16—5-3/4" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 32 medium triangles total
16 of Pattern D

From black floral, cut:
8—9-1/2" squares
7—2-1/2x42" binding strips

From light gold tone-on-tone, cut:
4—9-1/2x27-1/2" rectangles
4—9-1/2" squares