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Tropical Crossing Wall Hanging

Careful fabric selection and placement make bright batik fabrics pop off a light, scrappy background. The featured batiks are Tonga Treats 2-1/2"-wide precut strips in color Lollipop from Timeless Treasures Fabrics.

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Assemble and Add Borders


1. Cut and piece fuchsia batik 1-1/2x42" strips to make:

  • 2—1-1/2x42-1/2" inner border strips
  • 2—1-1/2x40-1/2" inner border strips

2. Sew short inner border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border.

 

3. Cut and piece yellow-green batik 2-1/2x42" strips to make:

  • 2—2-1/2x46-1/2" middle border strips
  • 2—2-1/2x42-1/2" middle border strips

4. Sew short middle border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long middle border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward middle border.

 

5. Cut and piece assorted dark blue batik 2-1/2"-wide strips to make:

  • 2—2-1/2x50-1/2" outer border strips
  • 2—2-1/2x46-1/2" outer border strips

6. Sew short outer border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long outer border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward outer border.

 

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