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Star Crossed

The deliberate placement of light, medium, and dark prints creates the strong diagonal effect between the star blocks in this wall hanging. Dark reds and browns from Heather Mulder Peterson's Cottage Charm collection for Henry Glass & Co. add weight to the borders and star block centers, while pastels add softness.

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1. Join short brown polka dot inner border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Sew long brown polka dot inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border.

2. Aligning long edges, sew a green print middle border strip to a red floral No. 2 outer border strip to make a border unit. Press seams toward outer border strips. Repeat to make four border units total.

3. Sew border units to opposite edges of quilt center. Press seams toward inner border. Sew pink-and-green stripe 5-1/2" squares to ends of remaining border units. Press seams toward pink-and-green stripe squares. Join pieced border units to remaining edges of quilt center to complete quilt top (Quilt Assembly Diagram). Press seams toward outer border.

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