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Out of the Blue

A range of blues from light to medium to dark forms a grid look in this wall hanging. Dark floral squares emerge from assorted lighter blues to give the project depth. Fabrics are from the Indigo Blues collection by Pine Tree Country Quilts for Fabri-Quilt.

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Assemble Corner Units


1. Sew together a blue geometric print 3-1⁄2x21" strip and a blue print 2x21" strip to make Strip Set A (Diagram 1). Press seam toward blue print. Repeat to make four total of Strip Set A. Cut strip sets into forty 2"-wide A segments. (You will end up using 32 A segments.)

2. Join two blue geometric print 2x10" strips and one blue print 2x10" strip to make Strip Set B (Diagram 2). Press seams toward blue print. Repeat to make four total of Strip Set B. Cut strip sets into twenty 2"-wide B segments. (You will end up using 16 B segments).

3. Referring to Diagram 3, sew together two A segments and one B segment to make a chain unit. Press seam in one direction. The chain unit should be 5" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 16 chain units total.

4. Use a pencil or chalk marker to draw a diagonal line on wrong side of each blue large floral 3-1⁄2" square.

5. Align a marked blue large floral square with one corner of a chain unit (Diagram 4; note direction of drawn line). Stitch on drawn line. Trim excess, leaving a 1⁄4" seam allowance. Press open attached triangle, pressing seam toward blue large floral.

6. In same manner, add a second marked blue large floral square to opposite corner of Step 5 chain unit to make a corner unit (Diagram 5).

7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to make 16 corner units total

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