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Splashes of Color

Use batiks in this quick-to-sew bed-size quilt—or not! Delicious sherbet-tone batiks are its foundation, but designer Tammy Kelly has added pretty coordinating prints that fit right in for a softer touch. Start with a simple square, surround it with four mix-and-match rectangles, and voilà—one block is done. Make a block or two each day, and soon you’ll have enough for the stunning, borderless quilt top (no borders to cut and add puts another fast twist on this project).

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Assemble Blocks


1. Referring to Block Assembly Diagram, sew pink batik or print 2-1/2x4-1/2" rectangles to opposite edges of pink batik or print 4-1/2" square. Press seams toward rectangles.

2. Join pink batik 2-1/2x8-1/2" rectangles to remaining edges of pink batik square. Press seams toward rectangles to make a pink block. The pink block should be 8-1/2" square including seam allowances.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 9 pink blocks total.

4. Using assorted purple batiks and prints, repeats steps 1 and 2 to make 56 purple blocks total.

5. Using assorted green batiks and prints, repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 45 green blocks total.

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