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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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Assemble Flying Geese Units


1. Use a pencil or white chalk pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each dark purple batik 2-1/2" square.

2. Align a marked dark purple batik square with one end of a light purple batik 2-1/2x4-1/2" rectangle (Diagram 1; note direction of marked line). Sew on marked line; trim seam allowance to 1/4". Press open attached triangle, pressing seam toward dark purple batik triangle.

3. Align a second marked dark purple batik square with opposite end of Step 2 rectangle (Diagram 1; again note direction of marked line). Stitch, trim, and press as before to make a Flying Geese unit. The unit should be 4-1/2x2-1/2" including seam allowances.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make 44 Flying Geese units total.

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