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Summer Snapshots

Sew a wall hanging with sections featuring favorite summer motifs — a bowl of lemons, blooming flowers, and sunny pinwheels. Fabrics are from the In the Kitchen collection by Patrick Lose for RJR Fabrics

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Assemble Section B

1.    Cut yellow crosshatch, brown stripe, orange crosshatch, blue dot, yellow kitchen print, and white orange peel print 5-1⁄4" squares diagonally twice in an X to make four small triangles from each fabric.

2.    Cut orange teacup print, blue tone-on-tone, and brown kitchen print 4-7⁄8" squares in half diagonally to make four large triangles from each fabric.

3.    Referring to Diagram 4, join two different-color small triangles. Press seam toward darker color. Add a large triangle to make a pinwheel subunit. Press seam toward large triangle. The subunit should be 4-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four matching pinwheel subunits.

4.    Sew together four pinwheel subunits in pairs (Diagram 5). Press seams in opposite directions. Join pairs to make a pinwheel unit. Press seam in one direction. The pinwheel unit should be 8-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. 

5.    Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make three pinwheel units total.

6.    Referring to Section B Assembly Diagram, join brown stripe 1-1⁄2 ×8-1⁄2" strips, pinwheel units, and blue dot 4-1⁄2 ×8-1⁄2" rectangle in a vertical row. Press seams toward brown stripe strips. The section should be 8-1⁄2 ×32-1⁄2" including seam allowances.

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