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Blooming Batiks Wall Hanging

Bright batiks and fusible appliqué compose a vibrant wall hanging. A cool blue background offsets the red and orange in the appliqués and blocks.

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Assemble and Add Borders

1. Sew gold batik 1-1⁄2×23-1⁄2" inner border strips to opposite edges of center block. Add gold batik 1-1⁄2×25-1⁄2" inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward gold batik. The quilt center now should be 25-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

2. Join a light multicolor batik 1-1⁄2×42" strip and a blue batik 1-1⁄2×42" strip to make a strip set. Press seam toward blue batik. Repeat to make a second strip set. Cut strip sets into forty-eight 1-1⁄2"-wide segments (Diagram 3). Each segment should be 1-1⁄2×2-1⁄2" including seam allowances.

3. Join a light multicolor batik small triangle and a fuchsia, red, dark red batik, or orange small triangle to make a triangle-square (Diagram 4). Press seam away from light multicolor batik. The triangle-square should be 21⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 48 triangle-squares total (12 sets of four matching triangle-squares).

4. Referring to Diagram 5, sew together four matching triangle-squares, four 1-1⁄2"-wide segments, and one purple, orange, and red batik 1-1⁄2" square in three horizontal rows. Press seams toward 1-1⁄2"-wide segments. Join rows to make a Churn Dash block. Press seams toward middle row. The block should be 5-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 12 Churn Dash blocks total.

5. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together three blue batik 5-1/2" squares and two Churn Dash blocks to make a short middle border unit. Press seams toward blue batik. Repeat to make a second short middle border unit.

6. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, join four Churn Dash blocks and three blue batik 5-1/2" squares to make a long middle border unit. Press seams toward blue batik. Repeat to make a second long middle border unit.

7. Sew short middle border units to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long middle border units to remaining edges. Press all seams toward middle border. The quilt center now should be 35-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

8. Sew gold batik 1-1⁄2×35-1⁄2" outer border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add gold batik 1-1⁄2×37-1⁄2" outer border strips to remaining edges of quilt center to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward outer border.

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