The same pattern is used to create the four blocks in this wall hanging. Careful fabric placement creates the illusion that they're different. Using Tonga Batiks from Timeless Treasures' Fire and Ice collections resulted in a graphic quilt.

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Materials

Inspired by "Wildest Dreams" from quilt collector Miriam Kujac
Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke

3/4 yard total assorted light batiks in yellow and yellow-and-orange (blocks)
3/4 yard total assorted dark batiks in red, orange, and pink (blocks)
4-1/2-yard pieces blue batiks (blocks)
1/4 yard orange batik (inner border)
7/8 yard dark blue batik (outer border, binding)
3 yards backing fabric
53" square batting

Finished quilt: 47" square
Finished block: 18-3/4" 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.

Click on "Download this Project" for Triangle Pattern.

From orange batik, cut:
2-1-1/4x39-1/2" inner border strips
2-1-1/4x38" inner border strips

From dark blue batik, cut:
5-4-1/4x42" strips for outer border
5-2-1/2x42" binding strips

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Cut and Assemble Star Block A

From one yellow batik, cut:
32 of Triangle Pattern

From one red batik, cut:
32 of Triangle Pattern

From one blue batik, cut:
1-9" square, cutting it diagonally twice in an X for 4 triangles total
4-6" squares

1. Aligning marked matching points, sew two assorted yellow batik triangles to opposite long edges of a red batik triangle (Diagram 1). Press seams open.

2. Add a third yellow batik triangle to remaining edge of red batik triangle to make a light triangle unit (Diagram 2). Press seam open.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make eight light triangle units total.

4. Using three red batik triangles and one yellow batik triangle, repeat steps 1 and 2 to make a dark triangle unit (Diagram 3). Press all seams open. Repeat to make eight dark triangle units total.

5. With marked matching points aligned, join a light triangle unit and a dark triangle unit to make a diamond unit (Diagram 4). Press seam open. Repeat to make eight diamond units total.

6. Pin together two diamond units with a light triangle unit atop a dark triangle unit. Sew together to make a diamond pair; do not sew into seam allowance at inner corner (blue dot on Diagram 5). Set a blue batik triangle into the diamond pair corner to make a star point unit. Press all seams open. Repeat to make four star point units total.

7. Sew together two star point units; do not sew into seam allowance at inner corner (blue dot on Diagram 6). Set a blue batik 6" square into corner to make a star half. Press all seams open. Repeat to make two star halves total.

8. Join star halves; do not stitch into seam allowance at either corner (blue dots on Diagram 7). Set a blue batik 6" square into each remaining corner to make Star Block A. Press all seams open. The block should be 19-1/4" square including seam allowances.

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Cut and Assemble Star Block B

From one yellow batik, cut:
24 of Triangle Pattern

From one orange batik, cut:
24 of Triangle Pattern

From one blue batik, cut:
1-9" square, cutting it diagonally twice in an X for 4 triangles total
4-6" squares
16 of Triangle Pattern

1. Referring to Diagram 8 for placement, lay out yellow and orange batik triangles and blue batik triangles and squares.

2. Referring to Cut and Assemble Star Block A, steps 1–8, make Star Block B.

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Cut and Assemble Star Block C

From one yellow batik, cut:
20 of Triangle Pattern

From one orange batik, cut:
20 of Triangle Pattern

From one blue batik, cut:
1-9" square, cutting it diagonally twice in an X for 4 triangles total
4-6" squares
24 of Triangle Pattern

1. Referring to Diagram 9 for placement, lay out yellow and orange batik triangles and blue batik triangles and squares.

2. Referring to Cut and Assemble Star Block A, steps 1–8, make Star Block C.

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Cut and Assemble Star Block D

From yellow-and-orange batiks, cut:
28 of Triangle Pattern

From red batik, cut:
16 of Triangle Pattern

From pink batik, cut:
20 of Triangle Pattern

From one blue batik, cut:
1-9" square, cutting it diagonally twice in an X for 4 triangles total
4-6" squares

1. Referring to Diagram 10 for placement, lay out yellow-and-orange, red, and pink batik triangles and blue batik triangles and squares.

2. Referring to Cut and Assemble Star Block A, steps 1–8, make Star Block D.

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Assemble Quilt Center

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out blocks in pairs. Join blocks in each pair. Press seams in opposite directions.

2. Join rows to make quilt center. Press seams in one direction. The quilt center should be 38" square including seam allowances.

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Add Borders

1. Sew short orange batik inner border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long orange batik inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward borders.

2. Cut and piece dark blue batik 4-1/4x42" strips to make:
2-4-1/4x47" outer border strips
2-4-1/4x39-1/2" outer border strips

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Finish Quilt

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

2. Use dark blue batik binding strips to bind quilt.

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