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Light Tricks

A fussy-cut ombré print background draws the eye into light spots, making the bright reds and yellows pop off the quilt like 3D shapes. Large floral prints stand out when cut into giant diamonds. Fabrics are from the Scarlet collection by Pamela Mostek and the Shades collection by Kinkame, both for Clothworks.

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Assemble Blocks

1. Gather one Nine-Patch unit, four matching triangle units, and four matching gold floral or red poppy print C diamonds.

2. Stitching between marked dots, sew a triangle unit to one edge of Nine-Patch unit; do not sew into 1⁄4" seam allowances at beginning and end of seam (Diagram 4). Add triangle units to remaining edges in same manner to make block center (Diagram 5). Press all seams toward triangle units.

3. Referring to Diagram 6, set a gold floral or poppy print C diamond into one angled edge of block center with two seams. Begin stitching at the center dot and sew a seam in the direction of each marked arrow; do not sew into 1⁄4" seam allowances. Press seams toward C diamond. Repeat to set C diamonds into remaining angled edges of block center to make a block (Diagram 7).

4. Repeat steps 1–3 to make four blocks total (two each from gold floral and red poppy print).