Showcase fabric in a lap-size quilt by using large-scale prints for the wide rectangles and small- and medium-scale prints for the narrow rectangles. Prints are from the Silent Cinema collection by Jenean Morrison and solids are from the Voile Solids collection, both from FreeSpirit.

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Materials

Inspired by Thick and Thin from designer Amy Walsh of Blue Underground Studios
Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

2-3/4 yards total assorted prints and solids in yellow, pink, coral, gray, green, and blue (blocks)
Note: You can cut one set of matching rectangles and one set of matching strips from 1/8 yard.
1/2 yard solid gray (binding
2-5/8 yards backing fabric
47x63" batting

Finished quilt: 38-1/2x54-1/2"
Finished block: 9-1/2x9"

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.
Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From assorted prints and solids, cut:
72-3x10" rectangles (24 sets of 3 matching rectangles)
48-1-1/4x10" strips (24 sets of 2 matching strips)

From solid gray, cut:
5-2-1/2x42" binding strips

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Assemble Blocks

1. Referring to Block Assembly Diagram, lay out three 3x10" rectangles from one assorted print or solid and two 1-1/4x10" strips from a contrasting print or solid.

2. Sew together rectangles to make a block. For ease in matching seams and producing a smoother overall quilt top, designer Amy Walsh recommends pressing seams open. The block should be 10x9-1/2" including seam allowances.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 24 blocks total.

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Assemble Quilt Top

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out blocks in six horizontal rows, arranging color combinations as desired.

2. Sew together blocks in each row; press seams open. Join rows to complete quilt top. Press seams open.

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Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste. Quilt as desired.

2. Bind with solid gray binding strips.

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