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Flower Power

Choose a garden-inspired palette of greens, blues, yellows, pinks, and oranges, along with a floral incorporating all those colors, for a springtime masterpiece. Fabrics are from the Fantasy Garden collection by Marie V. Montiel, the Suede Medley collection, and the Bella Suede collection, all for P&B Textiles. Quilting designs courtesy of Handi Quilter.


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Assemble Quilt Top

1.    Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out blocks and cream print 5-1⁄2" setting squares in five rows. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward setting squares. Join rows to make quilt center. Press seams in one direction. The quilt center should be 25-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

2.    Sew black floral 3-1⁄2 ×25-1⁄2" border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Press seams toward border.

3.    Sew a remaining star unit to each end of remaining black floral 3-1⁄2 ×25-1⁄2" border strips to make two pieced border strips. Press seams toward black floral strips. Join pieced border strips to remaining edges of quilt center to complete quilt top. Press seams toward border.