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Prairie Diamonds Quilt

Use a diamond template and mix light and dark fabrics in an easy-to-piece quilt. These fabrics are from the Abigail collection by Sara Morgan for Blue Hill Fabrics.

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1. Cut and piece tan print No. 1– 1-1/2x42" strips to make:

  • 2—1-1/2x48-1/2" inner border strips
  • 2—11/2x39-1/2" inner border strips

2. Referring to photo, join long inner border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add short inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border. The quilt center now should be 39-1/2x50-1/2" including seam allowances.

3. Using diagonal seams, cut and piece dark print 1x18" strips to make:

  • 2—1x50-1/2" middle border strips
  • 2—1x40-1/2" middle border strips

4. Join long middle border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add short middle border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward middle border. The quilt center now should be 40-1/2x51-1/2" including seam allowances.

5. Cut and piece tan print No. 2– 2x42" strips to make:

  • 2—2x51-1/2" outer border strips
  • 2—2x43-1/2" outer border strips

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

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