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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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1.    Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste.

2.    Quilt as desired. Handi Quilter educator Marie Eldredge free-motion-quilted a string of vines and leaves in the green squares of each block (Quilting Diagram). She also used two computerized designs (just released with the Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher update) to add a flower design to the setting squares and a basket-weave design to the border. Since the cream fabric is so light, Marie used a slightly darker thread color to make her quilting designs stand out.

3.    Bind with dark green print binding strips.

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