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Hot and Cold Wall Hanging

Mix hot and cool colors in a large wall hanging. A fiery border offsets the calming sea of blues in the center. Fabrics are from the Watercolor Parade collection and Sumatra batik collection, both from Blank Quilting.

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1. Referring to Diagram 2 for placement, lay out 10 green triangle-squares and five green batik small triangles in five horizontal rows. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row. Join rows to make a large triangle unit. Press seams in one direction. Repeat to make four large triangle units total.

2. Sew together a large triangle unit and an aqua tone-on-tone large triangle to make a large triangle-square (Diagram 3). Press seam toward aqua tone-on-tone triangle. The large triangle-square should be 5-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four large triangle-squares total.

3. Referring to Diagram 4, sew together four large triangle-squares in pairs. Press seams in opposite directions. Join pairs to make green block center. Press seam in one direction. The block center should be 10-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

4. Using lime green triangle-squares, lime green batik small triangles, and aqua tone-on-tone large triangles, repeat steps 1–3 to make lime green block center.

5. Using orange-and-pink triangle-squares, orange-and-pink batik small triangles, and aqua tone-on-tone large triangles, repeat steps 1–3 to make orange-and-pink block center.

6. Using fuchsia-and-orange triangle-squares, fuchsia-and-orange print small triangles, and aqua tone-on-tone large triangles, repeat steps 1–3 to make fuchsia-and-orange block center.

7. Referring to Diagram 5, join four remaining fuchsia-and-orange triangle-squares in pairs. Press seams in opposite directions. Join pairs to make a fuchsia-and-orange small Pinwheel unit. Press seam in one direction. The unit should be 2-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four fuchsia-and-orange small Pinwheel units total. Using remaining green, lime green, and orange-and-pink triangle-squares, repeat to make four Pinwheel units in each colorway.

8. Referring to Diagram 6, sew together four fuchsia-and-orange small Pinwheel units, four purple batik 2-1⁄2x10-1⁄2" rectangles, and green block center in three rows. Press seams toward rectangles. Join rows to make green block. Press seams away from center row. The block should be 14-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

9. Using green small Pinwheel units, four purple batik 2-1⁄2x10-1⁄2" rectangles, and fuchsia-and-orange block center, repeat Step 8 to make fuchsia-and-orange block.

10. Using lime green small Pinwheel units, four purple batik 2-1⁄2x10-1⁄2" rectangles, and orange-and-pink block center, repeat Step 8 to make orange-and-pink block.

11. Using orange-and-pink small Pinwheel units, four purple batik 2-1⁄2x10-1⁄2" rectangles, and lime green block center, repeat Step 8 to make lime green block.

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