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The key to achieving the stair-step look is cutting the 2-1/2"-wide strips different lengths. The black-and-white prints allow the red squares to pop off the wall hanging. Fabrics are from the Tanglewood, Florina, and White Out collections from Blank Quilting.


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Assemble Quilt Top

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out red floral squares, white floral strips and squares, and assorted black print strips and squares in 20 horizontal rows.

2. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward red floral squares. Join rows to complete quilt top; press seams in one direction.

3. Cut and piece solid black 2-1⁄2x42" strips to make:
2—2-1⁄2x44-1⁄2" border strips
2—2-1⁄2x38-1⁄2" border strips

4. Sew short border strips to short ends of quilt center. Add long border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward border.