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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 and Add Borders


1. Sew dark blue tone-on-tone 2x24-1⁄2" inner border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add dark blue tone-on-tone 2x27-1⁄2" inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border.

2. Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of each blue scallop print and blue small floral 2" square.

3. Align a marked blue scallop print square with one corner of a light blue floral 3-1⁄2" square. Stitch, trim, and press attached triangle toward light blue floral. In same manner, add a marked blue small floral square to adjacent corner of light blue floral square, pressing seam toward blue small floral instead, to make a border unit (Diagram 11). Repeat to make 36 border units total.

4. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together nine border units to make a short outer border strip. Press seams in one direction. The strip should be 3-1⁄2x27-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second short outer border strip.

5. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, join two light blue floral 3-1⁄2" squares and nine border units to make a long outer border strip. Press seams in one direction. The strip should be 3-1⁄2x33-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second long outer border strip.

6. Sew short outer border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long outer border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward inner border.

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