Civil War reproduction fabrics in blues, browns, and creams make a cozy wall hanging. Using a variety of the same two colors creates a controlled scrappy look. Fabrics are from the Kindred Spirits 2 collection by Jill Shaulis for Windham Fabrics.

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Inspired by Holiday Party from designer Lissa Alexander

Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

Materials

• 4-1⁄4-yard pieces of assorted brown prints (blocks)

• 1⁄4 yard cream print (blocks)

• 4-1⁄4-yard pieces of assorted blue prints (blocks)

• 5⁄8 yard cream houndstooth (blocks)

• 1⁄2 yard brown paisley (blocks, sashing)

• 6-1⁄2" square blue grid print (sashing)

• 3⁄8 yard brown star print (border)

• 3⁄8 yard binding fabric

• 2-5⁄8 yards backing fabric

• 46" square batting

Finished quilt: 37-1⁄2" square

Finished block: 15" square

Yardage 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.

Press seams in direction indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.

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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From each assorted brown print, cut:

• 4-2-1⁄2" squares

• 2-1-1⁄2 ×16" strips

• 5-1-1⁄2" squares

From cream print, cut:

• 4-1-1⁄2 ×16" strips

• 48-1-1⁄2 ×2-1⁄2" rectangles

From each assorted blue print, cut:

• 3-1-1⁄2 ×28" strips

• 1-1-1⁄2 ×9" strip

From cream houndstooth, cut:

• 8-2-1⁄2 ×9" strips

• 8-1-1⁄2 ×28" strips

• 4-1-1⁄2 ×16" strips

• 32-1-1⁄2 ×2-1⁄2" rectangles

From brown paisley, cut:

• 4-1-1⁄2 ×28" strips

• 12-1-1⁄2 ×15-1⁄2" strips

From blue grid print, cut:

• 9-1-1⁄2" squares

From brown star print, cut:

• 2-2-1⁄2×37-1⁄2" border strips

• 2-2-1⁄2×33-1⁄2" border strips

From binding fabric, cut:

• 4-2-1⁄2×42" binding strips

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Assemble Blocks

The instructions that follow are to make one block. Repeat to make four blocks total.

1. Sew together an assorted brown print 1-1⁄2 ×16" strip and a cream print 1-1⁄2 ×16" strip to make Strip Set A (Diagram 1). Cut strip set into eight 1-1⁄2"-wide A segments.

2. Sew together an assorted blue print 1-1⁄2 ×28" strip and a cream houndstooth 1-1⁄2 ×28" strip to make Strip Set B (Diagram 2). Cut strip set into sixteen 1-1⁄2"-wide B segments.

3. Sew together a matching (with Step 1) assorted brown print 1-1⁄2 ×16" strip and a cream houndstooth 1-1⁄2 ×16" strip to make Strip Set C (Diagram 3). Cut strip set into eight 1-1⁄2"-wide C segments.

4. Sew together two A segments to make a cream Four-Patch unit (Diagram 4). The unit should be 2-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four cream Four-Patch units total.

5. Repeat Step 4 using B segments to make eight blue Four-Patch units (Diagram 5).

6. Repeat Step 4 using C segments to make four brown Four-Patch units (Diagram 6).

7. Lay out four Four-Patch units (one cream, two blue, one brown), two cream print 1-1⁄2 ×2-1⁄2" rectangles, two cream houndstooth 1-1⁄2 ×2-1⁄2" rectangles, and matching (with Step 1) assorted brown print 1-1⁄2" square in three rows (Diagram 7; note position of Four-Patch units). Sew together pieces in rows. Join rows to make a corner unit. The unit should be 5-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four corner units total.

8. Sew together a cream houndstooth 1-1⁄2 ×28" strip and a matching (with Step 2) assorted blue print 1-1⁄2 ×28" strip to make Strip Set D (Diagram 8). Cut strip set into four 5-1⁄2"-wide D segments.

9. Sew together two cream houndstooth 2-1⁄2 ×9" strips and a different assorted blue print 1-1⁄2 ×9" strip to make Strip Set E (Diagram 9). Cut strip set into four 1-1⁄2"-wide E segments.

10. Sew together a matching (with Step 2) assorted blue print 1-1⁄2 ×28" strip and a brown paisley 1-1⁄2 ×28" strip to make Strip Set F (Diagram 10). Cut strip sets into four 5-1⁄2"-wide F segments.

11. Referring to Diagram 11, sew together one D, E, and F segment to make a side unit. The unit should be 5-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four side units total.

12. Sew together four matching assorted brown print 2-1⁄2" squares, four cream print 1-1⁄2 ×2-1⁄2" strips, and one matching assorted brown print 1-1⁄2" square to make a center unit (Diagram 12). Press seams toward brown print. The unit should be 5-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

13. Lay out four corner units, four side units, and the center unit in three horizontal rows (Diagram 13; note orientation of units). Sew together pieces in rows. Join rows to make a block. The block should be 15-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

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Assemble Quilt Top

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out blue grid print 1-1⁄2" sashing squares, brown paisley 1-1⁄2 ×15-1⁄2" sashing strips, and blocks in five horizontal rows. Sew together pieces in rows; press seams toward sashing strips. Join rows to complete quilt center. Press seams away from block rows. The quilt center should be 33-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

2. Sew brown star print 2-1⁄2 ×33-1⁄2" border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add brown star print 2-1⁄2 ×37-1⁄2" borders strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward border.

Finish Quilt

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

2. Bind with binding strips.

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