For a throw that packs a juicy punch, alternate citrus-color and black-and-white prints from the Luna collection by Gail Fountain for Maywood Studio in a single row of six blocks. Use pattern pieces to create the illusion of hexagons or Building Blocks.

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Materials

Inspired by "Not Quite Cubes" from designers Kirsten Junor and Cath Derksema of Prints Charming

Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke

1-18x22" piece (fat quarter) white scroll print (blocks)
1-2/3 yards black scroll print (blocks, outer border, binding)
2-9x22" (fat eighth) assorted black prints (blocks)
3-9x22" (fat eighth) assorted citrus prints (blocks, middle border)
5/8 yard multicolor stripe (inner border)
1/2 yard black-and-white polka dot (middle border)
2-7/8 yards backing fabric
66x50" batting
12x18" sheet tracing paper (or join two 9x12" sheets of tracing paper)

Finished quilt: 59-3/4 x44-1/4"
Finished block: 7-3/8x17-1/4"

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.

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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Cut outer border and binding strips lengthwise (parallel to the selvages.) Click on "Download this Pattern" for pattern pieces.

From white scroll print, cut:
3 each of patterns B and B reversed

From black scroll print, cut:
2-6x48-3/4" outer border strips
2-6x44-1/4" outer border strips
6-2-1/2x42" binding strips
1 each of patterns A, B, and B reversed

From each black print, cut:
1 each of patterns A, B, and B reversed

From each citrus print, cut:
1 of Pattern A
2 each of pattern B and B reversed

From multicolor stripe, cut:
3-4x42" strips for inner border
2-2-1/2x33-1/4" inner border strips

From black-and-white polka dot, cut:

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Assemble Blocks

1. Referring to Diagram 1, sew white scroll print B and B reversed triangles to an assorted black print A piece to make a black block. Press seams toward B reversed triangle. The block should be 7-7/8x17-3/4" including seam allowances. Repeat to make three black blocks total.

2. Using assorted citrus print A pieces, assorted black print B and B reversed triangles, and black scroll print B and B reversed triangles, repeat Step 1 to make three citrus blocks (Diagram 2).

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Assemble Quilt Center

Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram for placement, lay out blocks in a horizontal row and sew together. Press seams in one direction. The quilt center should be 44-3/4x17-3/4" including seam allowances.

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Add Inner and Middle Borders

1. Cut and piece multicolor stripe 4x42" strips to make:
2-4x44-3/4" inner border strips

2. Sew multicolor stripe 4x44-3/4" inner border strips to long edges of quilt center. Press seams toward border.

3. Sew together an assorted citrus print B triangle and a black-and-white polka dot B triangle to make a border unit No. 1 (Diagram 3). Press seam toward black-and-white polka dot triangle. The unit should be 7-7/8x4-3/4" including seam allowances. Repeat to make six total of border unit No. 1.

4. Using B reversed pieces, repeat Step 1 to make border unit No. 2 (Diagram 4). Press seam toward assorted citrus print triangle. Repeat to make six total of border unit No. 2.

5. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram for color placement, sew together three each of border unit Nos. 1 and 2 to make top middle border strip. Press seams in one direction. The strip should be 4-3/4x44-3/4" including seam allowances. Repeat to make bottom middle border strip.

6. Add top and bottom middle border strips to long edges of quilt center. Press seams toward inner border. The quilt center now should be 44-3/4x33-1/4" including seam allowances.

7. Sew multicolor stripe 2-1/2x33-1/4" inner border strips to short edges of quilt center. Press seams toward inner border.

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Add Outer Border

Sew long black scroll print outer border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add remaining black scroll print outer border strips to short 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 black scroll print binding strips.

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