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Squeeze of Lime

Solid black setting and corner triangles bring drama to a quilt center of light and medium prints. The teal inner border and a standout lime print add a fresh feeling to this wall hanging. Fabrics are from the Birch Farm collection by Joel Dewberry for FreeSpirit Fabrics.

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Inspired by Ladies in Red from designer Annette Plog

Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

 

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Although each block is made from just two fabrics, designer Laura Boehnke’s wall hanging has visual complexity because she interspersed medium-value prints among the lights and the darks. To get the same effect, substitute medium prints for select lights and darks.

 

Materials

•    18—9×21" pieces (fat eighths) or 9—1⁄4-yard pieces assorted light prints (blocks)

•    18—9×21" pieces (fat eighths) or 9—1⁄4-yard pieces assorted dark prints (blocks)

•    5⁄8 yard solid black (setting and corner triangles)

•    1⁄4 yard teal print (inner border)

•    2⁄3 yard gray print (outer border)

•    1⁄2 yard binding fabric

•    2-7⁄8 yards backing fabric

•    51×61" batting

 

Finished quilt: 42-1⁄4×52-7⁄8"

Finished block: 7-1⁄2" square

 

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.

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