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Blue Blossoms

Combine a variety of blue, cream, and white florals and other prints in a striking wall hanging that celebrates the classic color palette. Fabrics are from the Blue Sky collection by Edyta Sitar for Andover Fabrics.

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Add Inner Border

Sew dark blue floral 2-1⁄2 ×32-1⁄2" inner border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add dark blue floral 2-1⁄2 ×36-1⁄2" inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border.

 

Assemble and Add Outer Border

1.    Sew together light blue print 3-1⁄2 ×32" strip and a cream tone-on-tone 3-1⁄2 ×32" strip to make Strip Set B (Diagram 12). Cut strip set into eight 3-1⁄2"-wide B segments.

2.    Sew together remaining cream tone-on-tone 3-1⁄2 ×32" strip and dark blue floral 3-1⁄2 ×32" strip to make Strip Set C (Diagram 13). Cut strip set into eight 3-1⁄2"-wide C segments.

3.    Join a B segment and a C segment to make a Four-Patch unit (Diagram 14). The unit should be 6-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make eight Four-Patch units total.

4.    Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each light blue floral 3-7⁄8" square.

5.    Layer a marked light blue floral square atop a medium blue floral 3-7⁄8" square. Sew together with two seams, stitching 1⁄4" on each side of marked line (Diagram 15). Cut pair apart on drawn line and press open to make two large triangle-squares. Each triangle-square should be 3-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make eight large triangle-squares total.

6.    Referring to Diagram 16, sew together a light blue floral 3-1⁄2" square, two large triangle-squares, and a light blue print 3-1⁄2" square in two rows. Join rows to make a border corner unit. The unit should be 6-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four border corner units total.

7.    Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, join a Four-Patch unit to each end of a light blue floral 6-1⁄2 ×24-1⁄2" strip to make a short outer border unit. Press seams away from Four-Patch units. The short outer border unit should be 6-1⁄2 ×36-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make four short outer border units total.

8.    Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew a border corner unit to each end of a short outer border unit to make a long outer border unit. Press seams away from Four-Patch units. The long outer border unit should be 6-1⁄2 ×48-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second long outer border unit.

9.    Sew short outer border units to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long outer border units to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward inner border.

 

Finish Quilt

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

2.    Quilt as desired. Kerri Rawlins, Handi Quilter Studio educator, machine-quilted the wall hanging using the HQ Pro-Stitcher. She stitched an Anne Bright Denali design in the large blocks and a Denali triangle design in the borders, flipping every other triangle to enhance the effect (Quilting Diagram). Kerri used two layers of batting, Hobbs 80/20 and Hobbs wool.

3.    Bind with medium blue floral binding strips.

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