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Northwoods Crossroads

Make this quilt using an 8" version of an Arkansas Crossroads block.

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Assemble Blocks


1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out blocks in six rows, noting direction of Floating Star units and placement of hand-dyed green corner in each unit.

2. Sew together blocks in each row. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row.

3. Join rows to make quilt center. Press seams in one direction. The quilt center should be 48-1/2" square including seam allowances.

4. Cut and piece green floral 2x42" strips to make:
2—2x51-1/2" inner border strips
2—2x48-1/2" inner border strips

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

6. Cut and piece mottled red 1x42" strips to make:
2—1x52-1/2" inner border strips
2—1x51-1/2" inner border strips

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

8. Cut and piece blue floral 4x42" strips to make:
2—4x59-1/2" outer border strips
2—4x52-1/2" outer border strips

9. 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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