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Fresh Flowers Wall Hanging

Floral and geometric prints mix effortlessly to bring texture and contrast to this fresh wall hanging. Dark scraps provide pops of color against the lighter prints. Fabrics are from the Downton Abbey collection by Andover Fabrics.

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Assemble Flower Units

1. Referring to Diagram 1 for placement, sew together three orange print 1-1⁄2" squares and one teal tone-on-tone 1-1⁄2" square in pairs. Press seams open. Join pairs to make a Four-Patch unit. Press seam open. The unit should be 2-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 12 Four-Patch units total.

2. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of remaining orange print 1-1⁄2" squares and remaining teal tone-on-tone 1-1⁄2" squares. Set aside eight marked orange print squares to make setting square and setting triangles.

3. Align a marked orange print square with one end of a white print 1-1⁄2×2-1⁄2" rectangle (Diagram 2; note direction of marked line). Sew on marked line. Trim seam allowance to 1⁄4". Press open attached triangle, pressing seam toward triangle. In same manner, add a second marked orange print square to opposite end of rectangle to make an orange Flying Geese unit. The unit should be 2-1⁄2×1-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make 24 orange Flying Geese units total.

4. Using a marked orange print square and a marked teal tone-on-tone square, repeat Step 3 to make an orange-teal Flying Geese unit (Diagram 3). Repeat to make 12 orange-teal Flying Geese units total.

5. Using a marked teal tone-on-tone square and a marked orange print square, repeat Step 3 to make a teal-orange Flying Geese unit (Diagram 4). Repeat to make 12 teal-orange Flying Geese units total.

6. Referring to Diagram 5, sew together one Four-Patch unit, two orange Flying Geese units, one orange-teal Flying Geese unit, one teal-orange Flying Geese unit, and four white print 1-1⁄2" squares in three vertical rows. Press seams toward Four-Patch unit and white print squares. Join rows to make flower unit. Press seams in one direction. The flower unit should be 4-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 12 flower units total.

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