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Star Bright Wall Quilt

Punch up the color palette with a variety of fiery batiks. A shimmering star in the middle radiates red, yellow, and orange. Fabrics are from the Java Origins, Batik Blenders, and Shibori collections, all by Avlyn Creations.

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Assemble and Add Border Nos. 2–4

1. Sew blue diamond batik 2-1⁄2×24-1⁄2" border No. 2 strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add blue diamond batik 2-1⁄2×28-1⁄2" border No. 2 strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward border No. 2. The quilt center now should be 28-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

2. Make a diagonal line on orange batik 2-7⁄8" squares.

3. Referring to Assemble Center Block, Step 3, use marked orange batik and black circle batik 2-7⁄8" squares to make 60 small triangle-squares (Diagram 6). The triangle-squares should be 2-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

4. Sew together 14 small triangle-squares to make a short border No. 3 strip (note the orientation of triangle-squares). Press seams open. The strip should be 2-1⁄2×28-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second short border No. 3 strip.

5. Join 16 small triangle-squares to make a long border No. 3 strip (note the orientation of triangle-squares). Press seams open. The strip should be 2-1⁄2×32-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second long border No. 3 strip.

6. Sew short border No. 3 strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long border No. 3 strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward border No. 2. The quilt center should be 32-1⁄2" including seam allowances.

7. Sew black circle batik 3-1⁄2×32-1⁄2" border No. 4 strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add black circle batik 3-1⁄2×38-1⁄2" border No. 4 strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward border No. 4. The quilt center should be 38-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

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