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Fall Picnic Quilt

Traditional fall colors mix surprising well with aqua, pink, and coral for a picnic basket quilt that has autumnal style. Fabrics are from the Martini collection by MYKT for Windham Fabrics.

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Assemble Block 2 

1. Referring to Diagram 9, sew together two brown print 2×21" strips, a red stripe 2×21" strip, and a white print 1-1⁄4×21" strip to make a strip set. Press seams open. Repeat to make a second strip set.

2. Referring to Diagram 10 for orientation of red stripe and white print, lay a strip set on cutting mat. Using an acrylic ruler, trim lower left-hand corner at a 45° angle. Measuring from trimmed edge, cut five 2"-wide A segments total. 

3. Referring to Diagram 11 for orientation of red stripe and white print and for which corner to trim, repeat Step 2 with remaining strip set to cut five 2"-wide B segments total.

4. Sew together A and B segments to make a chevron unit (Diagram 12). Press seam open. Repeat to make five chevron units total.

5. Join chevron units in a row (Diagram 13); press seams open. With the red stripe and white print points centered, trim row to 6" tall to make a pieced unit. The pieced unit should be 15-1⁄2 ×6" including seam allowances.

6. Using orange print 2" squares and a brown print 2-1⁄4 ×15-1⁄2" rectangle, repeat Assemble Block 1, Step 4, to make bottom segment.

7. Sew bottom segment to bottom edge of pieced unit (Diagram 14). Add remaining brown print 2-1⁄4 ×15-1⁄2" rectangle and aqua print 1-1⁄4 ×15-1⁄2" rectangle to top edge to make basket unit. The basket unit should be 15-1⁄2 ×10-1⁄4" including seam allowances.

8. Referring to Diagram 15, repeat Assemble Block 1, steps 6 and 7, using orange print 5-3⁄4 ×15-1⁄2", 2×15-1⁄2", and 2×17" rectangles and red stripe handle appliqués to make Block 2. 

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