Frame a cute novelty print in border fabrics that pop with fun patterns in eye-catching colors. Simple shapes and bright colors are perfect for a child's quilt. Fabrics are from Peak Hour collection by Kellie Wulfsohn of Don't Look Now! for Riley Blake Designs, Mischief collection by Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex, and Backyard Baby collection by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics.

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Materials

Inspired by Elephants on Parade from designer Jocelyn Ueng of It's Sew Emma
Quilt tester: Jan Ragaller

1-1⁄2 yards blue dot (sashing, border No. 4, binding)
7⁄8 yard novelty car print (quilt center)
1⁄2 yard solid white (border No. 1)
1⁄4 yard each green print and yellow stripe (border No. 1)
1⁄3 yard red dot (border Nos. 1 and 3)
1⁄4 yard blue stripe (border No. 2)
1⁄2 yard gray print (border No. 3)
1⁄4 yard green stripe (border No. 3)
3-1⁄4 yards backing fabric
57x63" batting

Finished quilt: 48-1⁄2x54-1⁄2"

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.
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. Cut novelty car print rectangle and blue dot border No. 4 strips and binding strips lengthwise (parallel to selvages).

From blue dot, cut:
2-5x48-1⁄2" border No. 4 strips
2-5x45-1⁄2" border No. 4 strips
6-2-1⁄2x42" binding strips
2-2x27-1⁄2" sashing strips
2-2x24-1⁄2" sashing strips

From novelty car print, cut:
1-21-1⁄2x27-1⁄2" rectangle

From solid white, cut:
40-3-1⁄2" squares

From green print, cut:
6-3-1⁄2x6-1⁄2" rectangles

From yellow stripe, cut:
6-3-1⁄2x6-1⁄2" rectangles

From red dot, cut:
6-3-1⁄2x6-1⁄2" rectangles
4-3-1⁄2" squares

From blue stripe, cut:
2-2x36-1⁄2" border No. 2 strips
2-2x33-1⁄2" border No. 2 strips

From gray print, cut:
4-1-1⁄2x39-1⁄2" strips
4-1-1⁄2x33-1⁄2" strips

From green stripe, cut:
2-1-1⁄2x39-1⁄2" strips
2-1-1⁄2x33-1⁄2" strips

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Assemble Quilt Center

Sew blue dot 2x27-1⁄2" sashing strips to long edges of novelty car print 21-1⁄2x27-1⁄2" rectangle. Join blue dot 2x24-1⁄2" sashing strips to remaining edges to make quilt center. Press all seams toward sashing strips. The quilt center should be 24-1⁄2x30-1⁄2" including seam allowances.

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Assemble and Add Borders

1. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of 36 solid white 3-1⁄2" squares. (To prevent fabric from stretching as you draw lines, place 220-grit sandpaper under each square.)

2. Align a marked solid white 3-1⁄2" square with one end of a green print 3-1⁄2x6-1⁄2" rectangle (Flying Geese Diagram; note direction of marked line). Sew on marked line. Trim seam allowance to 1⁄4". Press open attached triangle, pressing seam toward solid white. In same manner, add a second marked solid white square to opposite end of same rectangle to make a green print Flying Geese unit. The unit should be 6-1⁄2x3-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make six green print Flying Geese units total.

3. Using yellow stripe and red dot 3-1⁄2x6-1⁄2" rectangles, repeat Step 2 to make six yellow stripe Flying Geese units and six red dot Flying Geese units.

4. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together five assorted Flying Geese units to make a side border No. 1 strip. Press seams in one direction. The strip should be 3-1⁄2x30-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second side border No. 1 strip.

5. Sew together four assorted Flying Geese units to make a border No. 1 segment. Press seams in one direction. Add a solid white 3-1⁄2" square to each end of border No. 1 segment to make a top border No. 1 strip (Quilt Assembly Diagram). Press seams toward Flying Geese units. The strip should be 3-1⁄2x30-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make bottom border No. 1 strip.

6. Join side border No. 1 strips to long edges of quilt center. Add top and bottom border No. 1 strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward border No. 1.

7. Add blue stripe 2x36-1⁄2" border No. 2 strips to long edges of quilt center. Join blue stripe 2x33-1⁄2" border No. 2 strips to remaining edges. Press seams toward border No. 2.

8. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together two gray print 1-1⁄2x39-1⁄2" strips and one green stripe 1-1⁄2x39-1⁄2" strip to make a long border No. 3 strip. Press seams toward green stripe. Repeat to make a second long border No. 3 strip. Join long border No. 3 strips to long edges of quilt center. Press seams toward border No. 3.

9. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together two gray print 1-1⁄2x33-1⁄2" strips and one green stripe 1-1⁄2x33-1⁄2" strip to make a short border No. 3 strip. Press seams toward green stripe. Add a red dot 31⁄2" square to each end of short border No. 3 strip to make a top border No. 3 strip. Press seams toward squares. Repeat to make a matching bottom border No. 3 strip. Sew top and bottom border No. 3 strips to remaining edges of quilt center. Press seams toward border No. 3.

10. Add blue dot 5x45-1⁄2" border No. 4 strips to long edges of quilt center. Join blue dot 5x48-1⁄2" border No. 4 strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press seams toward border No. 4.

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Finish Quilt

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

2. Bind with blue dot binding strips.

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