Triangle-squares in a vibrant mix of colors add plenty of texture to a small quilt. A bias-cut stripe binding serves as a modern frame. Fabrics are from the Mix It Up! collection by Jenni Calo for Connecting Threads.

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Designer: Mari Martin for Connecting Threads


1 yard tan print
1-1⁄2 yards total assorted prints in red, yellow, green, blue, and orange
1⁄2 yard gold stripe (binding)
1-1⁄4 yards backing fabric
38×45" batting

Finished quilt: 32×38 -3⁄4"

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.
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 tan print, cut:
119-3-1⁄8" squares, cutting each diagonally once for 238 triangles total

From assorted prints, cut:
119-3-1⁄8" squares, cutting each diagonally once for 238 triangles total

From gold stripe, cut:
Enough 2-1⁄2"-wide bias strips to total 170" in length for binding

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Assemble Triangle-Squares

1. With right sides together, sew together a tan print triangle and an assorted print triangle along long edges (Diagram 1).

2. Press seam allowance away from the tan print to make a triangle-square. The triangle-square should be 2-3⁄4" square, including seam allowance (Diagram 2).

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 238 triangle-squares total.

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Assemble Quilt Top

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out triangle-squares in 17 horizontal rows.

2. Sew together triangle-squares in each row. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row.

3. Join rows to complete quilt top. Press seams in one direction.

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Finish Quilt

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

2. Bind with gold stripe bias binding strips.

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