Work from the inside out and frame a dynamic print with coordinating prints and stripes. Fabrics shown are from the Laguna collection for Timeless Treasures. With just one block surrounded by borders, you can create a table topper or small wall hanging.

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Materials

Inspired by "Roundabout" From Designer Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures
Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke

1/2 yard dark brown print (block, inner border)
1/4 yard orange print (block, inner border)
1-6-1/2" square multicolor floral (block center)
1/3 yard yellow print (block)
1/3 yard multicolor stripe (inner border)
1-1/4 yards brown print (outer border, binding)
1-1/8 yards backing fabric
40" square batting

Finished quilt: 33-1/2" square
Finished block: 13" 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 order that follows in each section.

From dark brown print, cut:
16-4" squares
2-1-3/4x9" rectangles for positions 3 and 4
2-1-3/4x6-1/2" rectangles for positions 1 and 2
4-2-1/4" squares

From orange print, cut:
16-2-3/4" squares

From yellow print, cut:
2-2-3/4x13-1/2" rectangles for positions 7 and 8
2-2-3/4x9" rectangles for positions 5 and 6
4-3" squares

From multicolor stripe, cut:
4-4x13-1/2" rectangles
4-4-3/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 8 triangles total

From brown print, cut:
2-7x33-1/2" outer border strips
2-7x20-1/2" outer border strips

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Assemble Corner Units

1. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each orange print 2-3/4" square.

2. Align a marked orange print square with one corner of a dark brown print 4" square (Diagram 1). Sew on marked line; trim excess fabric, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Press open attached triangle to make a corner unit. Repeat to make 16 corner units total.

3. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line parallel with seam line on the wrong side of each corner unit (Diagram 2). Set aside marked corner units.

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Assemble Block

1. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each dark brown print 2-1/4" square and yellow print 3" square.

2. Align a marked 2-1/4" square with one corner of the multicolor floral 6-1/2" square (Diagram 3). Stitch on marked line. Trim excess fabric, leaving 1/4" seam allowance. Press open attached triangle.

3. Align a second marked 2-1/4" square with opposite corner of 6-1/2" square; stitch, trim, and press as before. In same manner, add marked 2-1/4" squares to remaining corners to make a block center (Diagram 4).

4. Sew position 1 and 2 rectangles to opposite edges of block center. Add position 3 and 4 rectangles to remaining edges (Diagram 5). Press all seams toward rectangles.

5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to add a marked 3" square to each corner of the block center to make a bordered unit (Diagram 6).

6. Sew position 5 and 6 rectangles to opposite edges of bordered unit. Join position 7 and 8 rectangles to remaining edges (Diagram 7). Press all seams toward just-added rectangles.

7. Align a marked corner unit with one corner of bordered unit (Diagram 8; note placement of orange print triangle). Sew on marked line; trim and press as before. Repeat with remaining corners of bordered unit to make a block. The block should be 13-1/2" square including seam allowances.

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Assemble and Add Inner Border

1. Align a marked corner unit with one end of a multicolor stripe 4x13-1/2" strip (Diagram 9; note placement of orange print triangle). Sew on marked line; trim and press as before. Repeat on opposite end of multicolor stripe strip to make a border unit. Repeat Step 1 to make four border units total.

2. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew border units to opposite edges of block. Press seams toward border units.

3. Sew together two multicolor stripe triangles to make a triangle unit (Diagram 10). Press seam in one direction. Repeat to make four triangle units total.

4. Place a marked corner unit atop a triangle unit. Sew on marked line; trim and press as before to make a border corner (Diagram 11). Repeat with remaining corner units and triangle units to make four border corners total.

5. Sew together two border corners and one border unit along short edges to make a long inner border strip (Quilt Assembly Diagram); press seams in one direction. Repeat to make a second long inner border strip. Sew long inner border strips to remaining edges of block. Press all seams toward border.

6. Sew outer border strips to long edges of block. Add remaining outer border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward outer border.

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Finish Quilt

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

2. Bind with brown print binding strips.

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