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Free-Style Piecing Wall Hanging

For this quilt, break some rules by cutting odd angles and quirky centers. Use novelty prints and fussy-cut the desired motif for about half of the block centers. Add variety by using one of the novelty prints for the outer border, but in a different colorway.


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Inspired by "Island Dreams" from designer Mabeth Oxenreider
Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke

5—1/4-yard pieces assorted pink prints (blocks)
4—1/4-yard pieces assorted teal prints (blocks)
1/4 yard purple print (inner border)
3/8 yard pink print (middle border)
7/8 yard teal print (outer border, binding)
1-1/4 yards quilt backing
45" square batting
6-1/2"-square transparent acrylic ruler

Finished quilt: 38-1/2" square
Finished block: 4" square

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.