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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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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Note: Three blocks—differing only in color order—compose this quilt. To allow for experimentation in color arrangement, these instructions call for cutting 28 more assorted batik rectangles than are needed.  

 

From solid black, cut:

•    16—1-1⁄2 ×5" rectangles

•    32—1-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles

•    32—1-1⁄2 ×4" rectangles

•    32—1-1⁄2 ×3-1⁄2" rectangles

•    32—1-1⁄2 ×3" rectangles

•    32—1-1⁄2 ×2-1⁄2" rectangles

•    32—1-1⁄2 ×2" rectangles

•    32—1-1⁄2" squares

•    16—1-1⁄2 ×1" rectangles

From each assorted batik, cut:

•    6—1-1⁄2 ×5" rectangles

From remaining specified batiks, cut:

•    6—1-1⁄2 ×5-1⁄2" rectangles in a purple or pink batik

•    5—1-1⁄2 ×5-1⁄2" rectangles in a yellow batik

•    5—1-1⁄2 ×5-1⁄2" rectangles in a blue batik

From binding fabric, cut:

•    4—2-1⁄2 ×42" binding strips

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