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Stars and Leaves Appliqué

Quiltmaker Laura Boehnke utilized fusible appliqué and a small zigzag stitch to easily assemble an appliqué wall hanging. Two in the Bush Flannel and Woolies Flannel by Bonnie Sullivan for Maywood Studio add texture to the quilt.


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Assemble Quilt Top

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together two assorted bird print 8-1/2" squares and two appliquéd star blocks in pairs. Press seams toward bird print squares. Join pairs to make quilt center. Press seam in one direction. The quilt center should be 16-1/2" square including seam allowances.

2. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out appliquéd rectangles, remaining appliquéd star blocks, and quilt center. Sew each appliquéd star block to an appliquéd rectangle; press seams away from star blocks.

3.  Starting with the appliquéd cream stripe rectangle on the right-hand side of the quilt center and working clockwise, add pieces to center. Press seams away from quilt center.