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Pretty in Pastels

Use Double-Nine Patch blocks, star blocks, and a sawtooth border all made from pastel fabric in a pretty wall hanging. Fabrics are from the Marblehead Pleasing Pastels collection by Ro Gregg for Paintbrush Studio.

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Assemble and Add Border

1. Use a pencil to draw a diagonal line on wrong side of each light blue print 3-7⁄8" square.

2. Using marked light blue print squares and assorted pink print 3-7⁄8" squares, repeat Assemble Star Blocks, Step 2, to make 46 triangle-squares. Each triangle-square should be 3-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

3. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together 12 triangle-squares in a row to make a long border unit. Press seams open. Repeat to make a second long border unit. Add long border units to long edges of quilt center. Press seams toward border.

4. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, join 11 triangle-squares in a row to make a short border unit; note rotation of triangle-square at one end of row. Press seams open. Repeat to make a second short border unit, noting rotation of triangle-square at one end of row. Add short border units to remaining edges of quilt center to complete quilt top. Press seams toward border.

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