Assemble Quilt Top
1. Referring to Quilt Center Assembly Diagram, use a design wall to lay out all 2-1⁄2" squares in 19 horizontal rows of 20 squares each. Form plus signs from each set of five 2-1⁄2" squares, making half plus signs on edges from each set of four 2-1⁄2" squares. Fill open spaces between plus signs and half plus signs on edges with the 15 assorted print 2-1⁄2" squares.
2. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row.
3. Join rows to make quilt center. Press seams in one direction. The quilt center should be 40-1⁄2x38-1⁄2" including seam allowances.
4. Sew solid dark brown 2-1⁄2x40-1⁄2" border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add solid dark brown 2-1⁄2x42-1⁄2" border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward border.