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Watercolor Flower

An orange flower blooms in the center of a multicolor background. Watercolor-look prints make this wall hanging an instant work of art. Fabrics are from the Wander Blossoms collection by Danielle Donaldson for P&B Textiles.

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Assemble Blocks

1. Sew together a pink print 1-1⁄2×15" strip and the orange dot 2-1⁄2×15" strip to make Strip Set A (Diagram 1). Press seam toward pink print strip. Cut strip set into eight 1-1⁄2"-wide A segments.

2. Sew together the two orange dot 1-1⁄2×15" strips and a pink print 1-1⁄2×15" strip to make Strip Set B (Diagram 2). Press seams toward pink print strip. Cut strip set into five 1-1⁄2"-wide B segments.

3. Referring to Diagram 3, sew together two A segments and one B segment to make a corner unit. Press seams toward A segments. The corner unit should be 3-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four corner units total.

4. Sew together a B segment and two pink print 1-1⁄2×2-1⁄2" rectangles to make a long pieced unit (Diagram 4). Press seams toward pink print rectangles. The unit should be 1-1⁄2×7-1⁄2" including seam allowances.

5. Sew together a pink print 1-1⁄2×2-1⁄2" rectangle and a orange dot 1-1⁄2" square to make a short pieced unit (Diagram 5). Press seam toward pink print rectangle. The unit should be 1-1⁄2×3-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second short pieced unit.

6. Referring to Diagram 6, lay out corner units, long pieced unit, and short pieced units in three rows. Sew together units in top and bottom rows. Press seams open. Join rows to make a block center. Press seams open. The block center should be 7-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

7. Sew together the two orange dot 1-1⁄2×9" strips and the pink print 5-1⁄2×9" strip to make Strip Set C (Diagram 7). Press seams toward pink print strip. Cut strip set into four 1-1⁄2"-wide C segments.

8. Sew together the two orange dot 2-1⁄2×9" strips and a pink print 3-1⁄2×9" strip to make Strip Set D (Diagram 8). Press seams toward pink print strip. Cut strip set into four 1-1⁄2"-wide D segments.

9. Sew together the two orange dot 3-1⁄2×9" strips and the pink print 1-1⁄2×9" strip to make Strip Set E (Diagram 9). Press seams toward pink print strip. Cut strip set into four 1-1⁄2"-wide E segments.

10. Referring to Diagram 10, sew together a pink print 1-1⁄2×7-1⁄2" rectangle and one each of segments C, D, and E to make a star point unit. Press seams toward pink print rectangle. The unit should be 7-1⁄2×4-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make four star point units total.Sew together a pink print 3-1⁄2×9" strip and a blue plaid 1-1⁄2×9" strip to make Strip Set F (Diagram 11). Press seam toward blue plaid strip. Cut strip set into four 1-1⁄2"-wide F segments.

11. Referring to Diagram 12, lay out F segments, pink print 3-1⁄2×4-1⁄2" rectangles, star point units, and block center in three horizontal rows. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward pink print rectangles or block center. Join rows to make a block; press seams away from middle row. The block should be 15-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

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