Pieced blocks and large setting triangles create the center of a lively throw. Fabrics are from the Girl Friday collection by Cosmo Cricket for Andover Fabrics.

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Materials

Inspired by "Glimpse of Spring" from designer Erin Witt
Quiltmaker: Mary Pepper

1/2 yard dark green floral (blocks)
1/2 yard alphabet print (blocks)
2 yards multicolor stripe (blocks, border, binding)
7/8 yards light green floral (blocks, setting triangles, corner triangles)
1/2 yard green floral (sashing)
3/4 yard aqua check (sashing)
3-1/4 yards backing fabric
58" square batting

Finished quilt: 51-3/4" square
Finished block: 10" 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 rectangles, binding, and border strips on lengthwise grain of fabric (parallel to selvages).

From dark green floral, cut:
26-4" squares

From alphabet print, cut:
26-4" squares

From multicolor stripe, cut:
4-4-3/4x60" border strips
4-2-1/2x60" binding strips
52-2-1/2x4" rectangles

From light green floral, cut:
2-15-1/2" squares, cutting each diagonally twice in an X for 8 setting triangles total
2-8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 4 corner triangles total
13-2-1/2" squares

From green floral, cut:
26-1x10-1/2" A sashing strips
10-1x9-1/2" B sashing strips

From aqua check, cut:

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Assemble Blocks

1. Referring to Block Assembly Diagrams, lay out two dark green floral 4" squares, two alphabet 4" squares, four multicolor stripe 2-1/2x4" rectangles, and one light floral green 2-1/2" square in three horizontal rows.

2. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward stripe rectangles. Join rows to make a block center. Press seams in one direction. The block center should be 9-1/2" square including seam allowances.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 13 block centers total.

4. Referring to Block A Assembly Diagram, sew a 1x9-1/2" C sashing strip to one edge of a block center. Add a 1x9-1/2" B sashing strip to opposite edge. Join 1x10-1/2" A sashing strips to remaining edges to complete an A block. Press all seams toward sashing. The A block should be 10-1/2" square including seam allowances.

5. Repeat Step 4 to make six A blocks total.

6. Referring to Block B Assembly Diagram, sew 1x9-1/2" B sashing strips to opposite edges of a block center. Add 1x10-1/2" A sashing strips to remaining edges to complete a B block. Press all seams toward sashing. The B block should be 10-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second B block.

7. Referring to Block C Assembly Diagram, sew 1x9-1/2" C sashing strips to opposite edges of a block center. Add 1x10-1/2" A sashing strips to remaining edges to complete a C block. Press all seams toward sashing. The C block should be 10-1/2" square including seam allowances.

8. Repeat Step 7 to make five C blocks total.

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Assemble Quilt Center

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out A, B, and C blocks and light green floral setting triangles in diagonal rows.

2. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row. Join rows; press seams in one direction.

3. Add light green floral corner triangles to make quilt center. Press seams toward triangles. The quilt center should be 43-1/4" square including seam allowances.

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Add Border

1. Fold quilt center in half crosswise and lengthwise; finger-press lightly to mark centers of edges. Fold each 4-3/4x60" multicolor stripe border strip in half crosswise; finger-press to mark centers.

TIP: When you need to find the center of a quilt edge and border strip, fold and press so they nest. To do this, fold the quilt center with the right side inside; press the center point. Fold each border strip with the wrong side inside; press the center point. Now the two center points will nest together perfectly.

2. Aligning midpoints, sew multicolor stripe border strips to opposite edges of quilt center, beginning and ending 1/4" from quilt center corners. In same manner, sew remaining border strips to remaining edges, mitering corners, to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward border.

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Finish Quilt

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

2. Quilt as desired.

3. Bind with multicolor stripe binding strips.

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