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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 and Add Borders


1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together nine Flying Geese units to make a short inner border strip. Press seams in one direction. The short inner border strip should be 4-1/2x18-1/2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second short inner border strip.

2. Join 13 Flying Geese units to make a long inner border strip. Press seams in one direction. The long inner border strip should be 4-1/2 x26-1/2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second long inner border strip.

3. Sew short inner border strips to opposite edges of center block. Add long inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward center block. The quilt center now should be 26-1/2" square including seam allowances.

4. Sew dark purple batik 1-1/2 x261/2" middle border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add dark purple batik 1-1/2 x28-1/2" middle border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward middle border. The quilt center now should be 28-1/2" square including seam allowances.

5. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together four hourglass blocks, rotating every other block, to make a short outer border strip. Press seams in one direction. The short outer border strip should be 7-1/2 x28-1/2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second short outer border strip.

6. Rotating every other block, join six hourglass blocks to make a long outer border strip. Press seams in one direction. The long outer border strip should be 7-1/2 x42-1/2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second long outer border strip.

7. Sew short outer border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long outer border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward middle border.

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