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Tropical Medallion Wall Hanging

Fabrics from the Paradise collection by Audrey Jeanne Roberts for Studio E Fabrics give this wall hanging an island vibe. Quilt tester Laura Boehnke showcased fussy-cut tropical birds and dragonflies in the Square-in-a-Square blocks in the middle border.


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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.
Click on "Download this Project" for patterns. To use fusible web for appliquéing, complete the following steps.

1. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions, leaving 1/2" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1/4" outside traced lines.

2. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, press each fusible-web shape onto wrong side of designated fabric; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines. Peel off paper backings.

From mottled blue, cut:
1—18-1/2" square for center block appliqué foundation
8—3" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 16 triangles total

From dark orange tone-on-tone, cut:
1 each of patterns A and D
4 of Pattern C

From green tone-on-tone, cut:
4 of Pattern B
1 of Pattern E

From light orange tone-on-tone, cut:
2—1-1/2x20-1/2" inner border strips
2—11-/2x18-1/2" inner border strips

From yellow tone-on-tone, cut:
40—3" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 80 triangles total

From blue print, cut:
8—3-1/4" squares

From green print, cut:
8—3-1/4" squares

From multicolor floral, cut:
2—4-1/2x36-1/2" outer border strips
2—4-1/2x28-1/2" outer border strips
4—2-1/2x42" binding strips
4—3-1/4" squares (fussy-cut bird and dragonfly designs)

From orange print, cut:
4—3-1/4" squares