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The Light and Dark of It

Use an unexpected mix of batiks and prints to add depth and scrappiness to a wall hanging. Careful placement of light and dark fabrics makes a checkerboard look that grows darker in the corners. Fabrics are from the Double Vision collection and companion batiks by Joanie Morrow for Andover Fabrics. Quilting designs, including Fleur de lis Hearts from the HQ Designs/Blocks folder on the HQ Pro-Stitcher, are courtesy of Handi Quilter; machine-quilted by Vicki Hoth.


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Inspired by Chocolate & Cherries from designer Tammy Vonderschmitt
Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke


1-3⁄4 yard total assorted medium and dark prints and batiks (blocks, border)
1-3⁄4 yard total assorted light prints and batiks (blocks, border)
1⁄2 yard purple print (binding)
2-5⁄8 yards backing fabric
47×59" batting

Finished quilt: 38-1⁄2×50-1⁄2"
Finished block: 10" square

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.
Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.