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Magic Circles Wall Quilt

A black-and-white stripe joins vibrant purple, orange, pink, and lime green to give Necktie blocks some sass. Lay out blocks in groups of four of the same print to make it appear as if they’ve formed circles. Fabrics are from the Blossom collection from Windham Fabrics.

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1. For one block, gather pieces from a single bright print (eight 2-1/2" squares and eight 1-1/2" squares) and eight black-and-white stripe 2-1/2" squares.

2. Use a pencil or white chalk pencil to draw a diagonal line on wrong side of each bright print 1-1/2" square.

3. Align a marked square with one corner of a black-and-white stripe 2-1/2" square (Diagram 1; note direction of drawn line). Stitch on drawn line, then trim, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Press open attached triangle, pressing seam toward black-and-white stripe, to make a square unit. Repeat to make eight square units total.

4. Referring to Diagram 2, sew together two bright print 2-1/2" squares and two square units in pairs. Press seams open. Join pairs to make a Necktie unit. Press seam open. The unit should be 4-1/2" square including seam allowances.

5. Repeat Step 4 to make four Necktie units total.

6. Referring to Diagram 3, sew together Necktie units in pairs, rotating units as shown. Press seams in opposite directions. Join pairs to make a Magic Circle block. Press seams in one direction. The block should be 8-1/2" square including seam allowances.

7. Repeat steps 1–6 to make nine Magic Circle Blocks total.

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