Florals and solids combine for a stunning but easy-to-sew bed quilt. You can change the theme of the large rectangles-think plaids or reproduction prints-to customize for any room.

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Designers: Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle

Materials

• 11-18×22" pieces (fat quarters) assorted florals (pieced rows)

• 1⁄2 yard solid red (pieced rows)

• 4-1⁄4 yards solid white (sashing, border)

• 3⁄4 yard solid orange (binding)

• 5- 7⁄8 yards backing fabric

• 73×105" batting

Finished quilt: 67×98-1⁄2"

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. Cut sashing and border strips lengthwise (parallel to the selvages).

From each assorted floral, cut:

• 8-7-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles (you'll use 84 of the 88 cut)

From solid red, cut:

• 72-1-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles

From solid white, cut:

• 2-6-1⁄4 ×87" border strips

• 2-6-1⁄4 ×67" border strips

• 11-4×55-1⁄2" sashing strips

From solid orange, cut:

• 9-2-1⁄2 ×42" binding strips

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Assemble Pieced Rows

Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together seven assorted floral 7-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles and six solid red 1-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles to make a pieced row; press seams open. The pieced row should be 4-1⁄2 ×55-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make 12 pieced rows total.

Assemble Quilt Center

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out pieced rows and solid white 4×55-1⁄2" sashing strips in 23 rows.

2. Sew together rows and sashing strips to make quilt center. Press seams open. The quilt center should be 55-1⁄2 ×87" including seam allowances.

Add Border

Add solid white 6-1⁄4 ×87" border strips to long edges of quilt center. Sew solid white 6-1⁄4 ×67" border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams open.

Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste.

2. Quilt as desired. Designer Weeks Ringle machine-quilted a swirl motif across the quilt top.

3. Bind with solid orange binding strips.

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