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Celebrate Spring Wall Hanging

Pair fusible appliqué with classic Churn Dash blocks in a wall quilt that beckons spring. Fabrics are from the Urban Elementz Basix collection by Patricia E. Ritter and the Artisan Spirit Expressions collection by Deborah Edwards Northcott Studio, both for Northcott.

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Assemble Churn Dash Blocks

1.     Join a solid white 1-1⁄2×42" strip and a mottled pink 1-1⁄2×42" strip to make a strip set. Press seam toward mottled pink. 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.

2.     Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of each solid white 2-7⁄8" square (Diagram 4).

3.     Layer a marked solid white square atop a polka dot or print 2-7⁄8" square. Sew together with two seams, stitching 1⁄4" on each side of marked line (Diagram 4). Cut apart on drawn line; press open to make two matching triangle-squares. Each triangle-square should be 2-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

4.     Repeat Step 3 to make 48 triangle-squares total (12 sets of four matching triangle-squares).

5.     Referring to Diagram 5, sew together a set of triangle-squares, four segments, and one yellow print 1-1⁄2" square in three rows. Press seams toward 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.

6.    Repeat Step 5 to make 12 Churn Dash blocks total (six pairs of matching blocks).

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