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Botanical Batiks Wall Quilt

Use a palette of jewel-tone batiks to compose a wall quilt that has Hawaiian flair. Pair lights and darks in similar colorways for the Flying Geese units and hourglass blocks to give the borders added dimension and equal play. Fabrics are from the Bali Handpaints collection from Hoffman California Fabrics.

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Materials


Inspired by Center Stage from designer Laurie Simpson of Minick and Simpson
Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

5/8 yard green batik (appliqué)
5/8 yard gold batik (appliqué foundation)
1 yard dark purple batik (inner and middle borders, binding)
1/2 yard light purple batik (inner border)
7/8 yard total assorted light batiks in brown, peach, blue, and gold (outer border)
5/8 yard total assorted dark batiks in blue, brown, peach, and gold (outer border)
2-7/8 yards backing fabric
51" square batting
18" square lightweight fusible web
18" square freezer paper (optional)

Finished quilt: 42-1/2" square
Finished blocks: center block, 18" square; hourglass blocks, 7" square

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.
Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

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