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Color Flow

Use an explosion of bright hues in a wall hanging. The rainbow effect—with stairsteps moving from hot to cool colors—stands out against the black background. Fabrics are from the BeColourful collection by Jacqueline De Jonge for Anthology Fabrics.


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Inspired by Blue Prints from designer Sarah J. Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J

Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke



•    1 yard solid black (blocks)

•    26—1⁄8-yard pieces assorted batiks in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink, and purple (blocks)

•    3⁄8 yard binding fabric

•    2-1⁄2 yards backing fabric

•    45" square batting 


Finished quilt: 36-1⁄2" square

Finished block: 9" square


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.