For a throw with maximum impact made in a minimum amount of time, try this quilt made of 8-1/2" squares.

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Materials

Quiltmaker: Mary Pepper
Quilter: Randy Simdorn

4 yards of assorted blue, green, brown, and white polka dots, paisleys, and prints (blocks)
5/8 yard brown print (binding)
3-1/2 yards backing fabric
63x71" batting

Finished quilt: 56-1/2x64-1/2"
Finished block: 8" 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.

From assorted blue, green, brown, and white polka dot, paisley, and print, cut:
56-8-1/2" squares

From brown print, cut:

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Assemble Quilt Top

1. Referring to photo, lay out 8-1/2" squares in eight rows.

2. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row.

3. Sew together rows.

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Finish Quilt

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

2. Quilt as desired. Using brown thread, quilter Randy Simdorn stippled over the quilt top to add extra texture.

3. Bind with brown print binding strips.

Note: Machine washing and drying the finished quilt results in a slightly puckered, relaxed look.

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