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Square Tile Floor

Drawing a color palette of muted tones from the floral border print, the Irish Chain block design in the quilt center is reminiscent of centuries-old, tiled floors in Europe.

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Add Borders and Complete Quilt


Add the Borders
1. Cut and piece the purple print 1-1/2x42" strips to make the following:
2 -- 1-1/2x42-1/2" inner border strips
2 -- 1-1/2x32-1/2" inner border strips

2. Sew the long purple print inner border strips to the long edges of the pieced quilt center. Then add the short purple print inner border strips to the short edges of the pieced quilt center. Press the seam allowances toward the inner border.

3. Cut and piece the green print 1-1/2x42" strips to make the following:
2 -- 1-1/2x46-1/2" middle border strips
2 -- 1-1/2x32-1/2" middle border strips

4. Sew the short green print middle border strips to the short edges of the pieced quilt center. Then join the long green print middle border strips to the long edges of the pieced quilt center. Press the seam allowances toward the middle border.

5. Cut and piece the black floral 5-1/2x42" strips to make the following:
2 -- 5-1/2x56-1/2" outer border strips
2 -- 5-1/2x34-1/2" outer border strips

6. Sew the short black floral outer border strips to the short edges of the pieced quilt center. Then join the long black floral outer border strips to the long edges of the pieced quilt center to complete the quilt top. Press the seam allowances toward the outer border.

Complete the Quilt
1. Layer the quilt top, batting, and backing. Quilt as desired.

2. Use the purple print 2-1/2x42" strips to bind the quilt.

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