Careful color placement of large triangle-square units in jewel-tone batiks and prints creates a diagonal-stripe effect. These prints are from Yolanda Fundora's Earthlight collection, and batiks are from the Sumatra collection, both from Blank Quilting.

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Materials

Inspired by Added interest from designer Lynn Schmitt Cibulka of A Different Box of Crayons
Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

1-18x22" piece (fat quarter) each of gold, green, and red prints (triangle-squares)
1/3 yard each of purple, blue, and light green prints (triangle-squares)
1/8 yard each of brown, green, gold, rust, and red batiks (blocks)
1/3 yard moss green batik (blocks)
1/4 yard each of violet-blue, purple, blue, dark blue, and lime green batiks (blocks)
1/3 yard dark gray batik (inner border)
1-5/8 yards pink-and-purple batik (outer border, binding)
3-1/2 yards backing fabric
62x75" batting

Finished quilt: 53-1/2x66-1/2"
Finished blocks: 13" square

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 pink-and-purple outer border and binding strips lengthwise (parallel to the selvages).

From gold print, cut:
1-9-7/8" square, cutting it in half diagonally for 2 triangles total

From each green and red print, cut:
2-9-7/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 4 triangles total

From each purple, blue, and light green print, cut:
3-9-7/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 6 triangles total

From brown batik, cut:
1-1-1/2x13-1/2" strip
1-1-1/2x12-1/2" strip
1-1-1/2x10-1/2" strip
1-1-1/2x9-1/2" strip

From green batik, cut:
2-1-1/2x12-1/2" strips
3-1-1/2x11-1/2" strips
1-1-1/2x10-1/2" strip

From gold batik, cut:
1-1-1/2x12-1/2" strip
2-1-1/2x11-1/2" strips
1-1-1/2x10-1/2" strip

From moss green batik, cut:
4-1-1/2x13-1/2" strips
4-1-1/2x12-1/2" strips
4-1-1/2x10-1/2" strips
4-1-1/2x9-1/2" strips

From violet-blue batik, cut:
3-1-1/2x12-1/2" strips
5-1-1/2x11-1/2" strips
2-1-1/2x10-1/2" strips

From purple batik, cut:
2-1-1/2x13-1/2" strips
2-1-1/2x12-1/2" strips
3-1-1/2x10-1/2" strips
3-1-1/2x9-1/2" strips

From blue batik, cut:
3-1-1/2x12-1/2" strips
6-1-1/2x11-1/2" strips
3-1-1/2x10-1/2" strips

From dark blue batik, cut:
3-1-1/2x13-1/2" strips
3-1-1/2x12-1/2" strips
3-1-1/2x10-1/2" strips
3-1-1/2x9-1/2" strips

From lime green batik, cut:
2-1-1/2x12-1/2" strips
5-1-1/2x11-1/2" strips
3-1-1/2x10-1/2" strips

From rust batik, cut:
1-1-1/2x12-1/2" strip
3-1-1/2x11-1/2" strips
2-1-1/2x10-1/2" strips

From red batik, cut:
2-1-1/2x13-1/2" strips
2-1-1/2x12-1/2" strips
1-1-1/2x10-1/2" strip
1-1-1/2x9-1/2" strip

From dark gray batik, cut:
5-1-1/2x42" strips for inner border

From pink-and-purple batik, cut:
2-6-1/2x54-1/2" outer border strips
2-6-1/2x53-1/2" outer border strips
5-2-1/2x55" binding strips

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Make Triangle-Squares

1. Sew together a gold print triangle and a green print triangle to make a gold/green triangle-square (Diagram 1). Press seam toward darker print. The triangle-square should be 9-1/2" square including seam allowances.

2. Using two green print triangles and two purple print triangles, repeat Step 1 to make two green/purple triangle-squares.

3. Using three purple print triangles and three blue print triangles, repeat Step 1 to make three purple/blue triangle-squares.

4. Using remaining blue print triangles and three light green print triangles, repeat Step 1 to make three blue/light green triangle-squares.

5. Using two light green print triangles and two red print triangles, repeat Step 1 to make two light green/red triangle-squares.

6. Using remaining gold print triangle and one red print triangle, repeat Step 1 to make one red/gold triangle-square.

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Assemble Blocks

1. Sew brown batik 1-1/2x9-1/2" strip to left-hand edge of gold/green triangle-square (Diagram 2). Add brown batik 1-1/2x10-1/2" strip to top edge of triangle-square. Press all seams away from triangle-square.

2. Sew green batik 1-1/2x10-1/2" strip to right-hand edge of gold/green triangle-square (Diagram 2). Add a green batik 1-1/2x11-1/2" strip to bottom edge of triangle-square. Press all seams away from triangle-square.

3. Referring to Diagram 2, add gold batik strips and moss green batik strips in clockwise order to make Block A. Always press seams away from triangle-square. The block should be 13-1/2" square including seam allowances.

4. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, repeat steps 1–3 using a green/purple triangle-square and moss green, violet-blue, green, and purple batik strips to make Block B. Repeat to make a second B block.

5. Using a purple/blue triangle-square and violet-blue, blue, purple, and dark blue batik strips, repeat steps 1–3 to make Block C (Quilt Assembly Diagram). Repeat to make three C blocks total.

6. Using a blue/light green triangle-square and dark blue, lime green, blue, and moss green batik strips, repeat steps 1–3 to make Block D (Quilt Assembly Diagram). Repeat to make three D blocks total.

7. Using a light green/red triangle-square and moss green, rust, lime green, and red batik strips, repeat steps 1–3 to make Block E (Quilt Assembly Diagram). Repeat to make a second E block.

8. Using a red/gold triangle-square and red, gold, rust, and brown batik strips, repeat steps 1–3 to make Block F (Quilt Assembly Diagram).

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Assemble Quilt Center

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out all blocks in four 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 39-1/2x52-1/2" including seam allowances.

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Add Borders

1. Cut and piece dark gray batik 1-1/2x42" strips to make:

  • 2-1-1/2x52-1/2" inner border strips
  • 2-1-1/2x41-1/2" inner border strips

2. Sew long inner border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add short inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border.

3. Sew pink-and-purple batik 6-1/2x54-1/2" outer border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add pink-and-purple batik 6-1/2x53-1/2" outer border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward outer border.

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Finish Quilt

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

2. Bind with pink-and-purple batik binding strips.

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