Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" above for patterns.
To use freezer paper to prepare B circle for machine appliqué, complete the following steps.
1. Lay freezer paper, shiny side down, over Pattern B. Use a pencil to trace the pattern four times. Cut out freezer-paper circles on drawn lines to make templates.
2. Using a hot dry iron, press each freezer-paper template, shiny side down, onto wrong side of mottled blue; let cool. Cut out each fabric circle, adding a scant 1⁄4" seam allowance to all edges.
3. To turn under seam allowances, sew long basting stitches around each fabric circle 1⁄16" to 1⁄8" from raw edge (Diagram 1). Gently pull thread ends to gather basting stitches and fabric snugly around freezer-paper templates. Spray gathered circles with starch; press, and let dry. Clip gathering threads and gently remove templates to make B circle appliqués.
From each gold stripe and blue stripe, refer to Cutting Diagram and fussy-cut:
22 of Pattern A (11 from one section; 11 from a second section)
From each mottled rust, mottled tan-and-turquoise, mottled brown, and mottled gold, cut:
11 of Pattern A
From mottled blue, cut:
4 of Pattern B
From blue print, cut:
From dark blue print, cut:
From gold paisley, cut:
7—1-1⁄4x42" strips for sashing and inner border
From black-and-blue floral, cut:
5—2-1⁄2x42" strips for outer border
5—2-1⁄2x42" binding strips
From turquoise paisley, cut: