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Painted Petals

Far from a typical flower appliqué quilt, this project uses big prints, abstract floral patterns, and muted, nontraditional colors to make the throw appear as if it were painted. Fabrics are from the Earthtones collection by Norman Wyatt, Jr., for P&B Textiles.

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1.Cut and piece brown stripe 1-1⁄2x42" strips to make:
2—1-1⁄2x53-3⁄8" inner border strips
2—1-1⁄2x51-3⁄8" inner border strips

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

3. Cut and piece blue-and-black floral 3-1⁄2x42" strips to make:
2—3-1⁄2x59-3⁄8" middle border strips
2—3-1⁄2x53-3⁄8" middle border strips

4. 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.

5. Using straight seams, cut and piece cream leaf print 8-1⁄2x42" strips to make:
2—8-1⁄2x75-3⁄8" outer border strips
2—8-1⁄2x59-3⁄8" 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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