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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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Assemble Quilt Center 

1.    Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram for placement, lay out blocks in rows. Sew together blocks in each row. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row.

2.    Join rows to make quilt center. Press seams in one direction. The quilt center should be 40-1⁄2×24-1⁄2" including seam allowances.

 

Add Borders 

1.    Sew short light green print inner border strips to short edges of quilt center. Add long light green print inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border.

2.    Cut and piece dark teal print 2-1⁄4×42" strips to make:

•    2—2-1⁄4×45-1⁄2" middle border strips

•     2—2-1⁄4×26" middle border strips

3.    Sew short dark teal print middle border strips to short edges of quilt center. Add long dark teal print middle border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward middle border.

4.    Cut and piece navy blue batik 2-1⁄2×42" strips to make:

•    2—2-1⁄2×49-1⁄2" outer border strips

•    2—2-1⁄2×29-1⁄2" outer border strips

5.    Sew short navy blue batik outer border strips to short edges of quilt center. Add long navy blue batik outer border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward outer border.

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