Showcase a large floral in the center of the blocks and use a slightly smaller scale floral in the triangle-squares. The 44-1/4" square wall hanging features the Chelsea Market collection from RJR Fabrics.

June 14, 2013
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Materials

Inspired by "Haute Chocolates" from designers Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth
Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke

1/2 yard pink medium floral print (blocks)
3/8 yard dark pink print (blocks)
1/4 yard pink large floral print (blocks)
2/3 yard yellow tone-on-tone (setting squares, setting triangles)
1/4 yard pink tone-on-tone (border)
7/8 yard green tone-on-tone (border, binding)
2-3/4 yards backing fabric
50" square batting

Finished quilt: 44-1/4" square
Finished block: 8" square

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

Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.
From pink medium floral print, cut
45-2-7/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 90 small triangles total
18-2-1/2" squares

From dark pink print, cut:
45-2-7/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 90 small triangles total

From one pink large floral print, cut:
9-4-1/2" squares

From gold tone-on-tone, cut:
2-12-5/8" squares, cutting each diagonally twice in an X for 8 setting triangles total
4-8-1/2" setting squares
2-6-5/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 4 corner triangles total

From pink tone-on-tone, cut:
4-1-1/2x42" strips for inner border

From green tone-on-tone, cut:
4-4-1/2x42" strips for outer border
5-2-1/2x42" binding strips

Assemble Double X Blocks

1. Sew together a pink medium floral print small triangle and a dark pink print small triangle to make a triangle–square (Diagram 1). Press seam toward dark pink print. The triangle–square should be 2-1/2" square including seam allowances.

2. Repeat Step 1 to make 90 triangle–squares total.

3. Referring to Diagram 2, lay out 10 triangle–squares, a pink large floral print 4-1/2" square and two pink medium floral print 2-1/2" squares in rows.

4. Referring to Diagram 2, join triangle-squares in pairs in middle row. Press seams in one direction. Then sew together pieces in each vertical row. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row. Join rows to make a Double X block; press seams toward middle row. The block should be 8-1/2" square including seam allowances.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make nine Double X blocks total.

Assemble Quilt Top

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out Double X blocks, setting squares, and setting triangles in diagonal rows.

2. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward setting pieces.

3. Join rows and press seams in one direction. Add corner triangles to complete quilt center; press seams toward corner triangles. The quilt center should be 34-1/4" square including seam allowances.

Cut and Add Borders

1. Cut pink tone-on-tone 1-1/2x42" strips to make:
2-1-1/2x36-1/4" inner border strips
2-1-1/2x34-1/4" inner border strips

2. Sew short pink tone-on-tone inner border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long pink tone-on-tone inner border strips to remaining edges.

3. Cut and piece green tone-on-tone 4-1/2x42" strips to make:
2-4-1/2x44-1/4" outer border strips
2-4-1/2x36-1/4" outer border strips

4. Sew short green tone-on-tone outer border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long green tone-on-tone outer border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward outer border.

Finish Quilt

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

2. Bind with green tone-on-tone binding strips.