Sew a bright wall hanging using lime green, pink, orange, purple, and brown prints from the whimsical Fandango collection for Henry Glass & Co. With careful fabric selection, you can highlight the quilt's star or hourglass blocks. Fabric placement in the hourglass blocks also creates a secondary star design.

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Materials

Inspired by "Spiced Cider" from designer Jan Ragaller
Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke

18x22" piece (fat quarter) white tone-on-tone (blocks)
10" square each mottled purple and mottled red (blocks)
7" square mottled orange (blocks)
9x22" piece (fat eighth) lime green print (blocks)
18x22" piece (fat quarter) pink print (blocks, middle border)
1/3 yard purple print (blocks, middle border)
1/2 yard light pink print (middle border)
1/8 yard dark pink print (middle border)
1/3 yard brown print (inner border)
1-1/8 yards brown-and-pink print (outer border, binding)
2-1/2 yards backing fabric
46" batting

Finished quilt: 40" square
Finished blocks: 6" square

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

From white tone-on-tone, cut:
10-2-7/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 20 medium triangles total
20 each of patterns B and B reversed

From each of the mottled purple and of the mottled red, cut:
4-2-7/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 8 medium triangles total
2-2-1/2" squares

From mottled orange, cut:
2-2-7/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 4 medium triangles total
1-2-1/2" square

From lime green print, cut:
20 of Pattern A

From pink print, cut:
4-7-1/4" squares

From purple print, cut:
4-7-1/4" squares
18-2-1/2" squares for middle border

From light pink print, cut:
16-4-1/8" squares, cutting each diagonally twice in an X for 64 large triangles total
8-2-3/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 16 small triangles total

From dark pink print, cut:
18-2-1/2" squares for middle border

From brown print, cut:
2-2-3/4x23" inner border strips
2-2-3/4x18-1/2" inner border strips

From brown-and-pink print, cut:
5-2-1/2x42" binding strips
2-6x40" outer border strips
2-6x29" outer border strips

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Assemble Star Blocks

1. Sew together a mottled purple medium triangle and a white tone-on-tone medium triangle to make a triangle-square (Diagram 1). Press seam toward mottled purple triangle. The triangle-square should be 2-1/2" square including seam allowances.

2. Repeat Step 1 to make four matching triangle-squares total.

3. Referring to Diagram 2, sew together a white tone-on-tone B triangle, lime green print A triangle, and white tone-on-tone B reversed triangle to make a star point unit. Press seams toward B triangles. The star point unit should be 2-1/2" square including seam allowances.

4. Repeat Step 3 to make four matching star point units total.

5. Referring to Diagram 3, sew together triangle-squares, star point units, and a mottled purple 2-1/2" square in rows. Press seams away from star point units. Join rows to make a purple star block. Press seams in one direction. The star block should be 6-1/2" square including seam allowances.

6. Repeat steps 1–5 to make a second purple star block.

7. Using mottled red medium triangles and 2-1/2" squares, repeat steps 1–5 to make two red star blocks.

8. Using mottled orange medium triangles and 2-1/2" squares, repeat steps 1–5 to make one orange star block.

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Assemble Hourglass Blocks

1. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each pink print 7-1/4" square.

2. Layer a marked pink print square atop a purple print 7-1/4" square. Sew together with two seams, stitching 1/4" on each side of drawn line (Diagram 4).

3. Cut pair apart on drawn line to make two triangle units (Diagram 4). Open triangle units and press seams toward purple print to make two large triangle-squares. Each triangle-square should be 6-7/8" square including seam allowances.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make four large triangle-squares total.

5. Use a pencil to draw a diagonal line perpendicular to seam line on wrong side of two large triangle-squares (Diagram 5).

6. Referring to Diagram 6, pair a marked large triangle-square with an unmarked large triangle-square; make sure that each purple print triangle faces a pink print triangle. Sew together with two seams, stitching 1/4" on each side of drawn line.

7. Cut pair apart on drawn line to make two triangle units (Diagram 7). Open triangle units and press seams in one direction to make two hourglass blocks. Each block should be 6-1/2" square including seam allowances.

8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to make four hourglass blocks total.

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Assemble Quilt Center

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out blocks in three rows. Sew together blocks in each row. Press seams toward hourglass blocks.

2. Join rows to make quilt center. Press seams in one direction. The quilt center should be 18-1/2" including seam allowances.

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Add Inner Border

Sew short brown print inner border strips to short edges of quilt center. Add long brown print inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border. The quilt center now should be 23" square including seam allowances.

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Assemble and Add Middle Border

1. Sew two light pink print large triangles to opposite edges of a purple print 2-1/2" square to make a purple unit A (Diagram 8). Press seams toward triangles. Repeat to make 14 total of purple unit A.

2. Using dark pink print 2-1/2" squares, repeat Step 1 to make 14 of dark pink unit A.

3. Join a light pink print small triangle and a light pink large triangle to opposite edges of a dark pink print 2-1/2" square (Diagram 9). Press seams toward triangles. Add a second light pink print small triangle to a remaining edge of dark pink print 2-1/2" square to make a dark pink unit B. Press as before. Repeat to make four total of a second dark pink unit B.

4. Using purple 2-1/2" squares, repeat Step 3 to make four of purple unit B.

5. Carefully matching seams, lay out three purple A units, three dark pink A units, one purple B unit, and one dark pink B unit, alternating colors, in a row (Quilt Assembly Diagram); sew together to make a short middle border strip. Press seams in one direction. The strip should be 23" long including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second short middle border strip.

6. Lay out four purple A units, four dark pink A units, one dark pink B unit, and one purple B unit, alternating colors, in a row (Quilt Assembly Diagram); sew together to make a long middle border strip. Press seams in one direction. The strip should be 30" long including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second long middle border strip.

7. Sew short middle border strips to short edges of quilt center. Sew long middle border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border. The quilt center now should be 29" square including seam allowances.

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Add Outer Border

Sew short brown-and-pink outer border strips to short edges of quilt center. Add long brown-and-pink outer border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward outer border.Download this Project

Finish Quilt

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

2. Bind with brown-and-pink print binding strips.

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