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Watercolors

Using a range of blue and green batiks and prints gives the sense of a deep, impenetrable ocean.

 

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Materials

To get the color gradation effect shown in the featured quilt, choose prints in a wide range of values; fabrics are listed from lightest to darkest.

•    9×22" piece (fat eighth) off-white print (blocks)

•    1⁄2 yard light green print (blocks, inner border)

•    18×22" piece (fat quarter) each of light blue batik, mint green print, dark mint green print, blue print, and multicolor print (blocks)

•    1⁄2 yard mottled teal (blocks)

•    1⁄3 yard dark teal print (blocks, middle border)

•    1⁄2 yard mottled dark blue (blocks, binding)

•    9×22" piece (fat eighth) dark aqua print (blocks)

•    1⁄2 yard navy blue batik (blocks, outer border)

•    1-5⁄8 yards backing fabric

•    56×40" batting

Finished quilt: 49-1⁄2×33-1⁄2"

Finished block: 8" square 

 

Quantities are for 44⁄45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. 

All measurements include a 1⁄4" seam allowance. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

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