It's not always apparent how medium- or large-scale prints will look when cut up. View each black-and-white print of the Sketchbook collection from P&B Textiles through a 2-1/2"-square window template to see how dark or light "gray" it appears.

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Materials

Inspired by "Woven Wonder" from designers from Colleen Reale and Chloe Anderson of Toadusew
Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke

1/4 yard solid black (blocks)
6-5/8-yard pieces assorted black prints (blocks, binding)
4-1/4-yard pieces assorted red prints (blocks, binding)
4-1/4-yard pieces assorted yellow prints (blocks, binding)
3-3/4 yards backing fabric
67" square batting

Finished quilt: 60-1/2" square
Finished blocks: 15" 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.

From solid black, cut:
16-3" squares

From assorted black prints, cut:
32-3" squares (No. 1 print)
48-3" squares (No. 2 print)
64-3" squares (No. 3 print)
80-3" squares (No. 4 print)
96-3" squares (No. 5 print)
80-3" squares (No. 6 print)

From assorted red prints, cut:
8-3" squares (No. 1 print)
16-3" squares (No. 2 print)
24-3" squares (No. 3 print)
32-3" squares (No. 4 print)

From assorted yellow prints, cut:
8-3" squares (No. 1 print)
16-3" squares (No. 2 print)
24-3" squares (No. 3 print)
32-3" squares (No. 4 print)

From remaining assorted black, red, and yellow prints, cut:
7-2-1/2x42" binding strips

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Assemble Blocks

1. Referring to Diagram 1 for color placement, arrange the following squares in six rows: one solid black, two black print No. 1, three black print No. 2, four black print No. 3, five black print No. 4, six black print No. 5, five black print No. 6, four red print No. 4, three red print No. 3, two red print No. 2, and one red print No. 1.

2. Sew together squares in each row. Press seams in each row in direction indicated by arrows in Diagram 1.

3. Join rows to make a red block. Press seams toward top of block. The block should be 15-1/2" square including seam allowances.

4. Repeat steps 1–3 to make eight red blocks total. To make eventual quilt top construction easier, follow arrows in Diagram 2, pressing seams up in four blocks (red A blocks) and down in four red blocks (red B blocks).

5. Referring to Diagram 3, arrange the following squares in six rows: one solid black, two black print No. 1, three black print No. 2, four black print No. 3, five black print No. 4, six black print No. 5, five black print No. 6, four yellow print No. 4, three yellow print No. 3, two yellow print No. 2, and one yellow print No. 1.

6. Sew together squares in each row. Press seams in each row in direction indicated in Diagram 3.

7. Join rows to make a yellow block. Press seams toward top of block. The block should be 15-1/2" square including seam allowances.

8. Repeat steps 5–7 to make eight yellow blocks total. Referring to Diagram 4, press seams up in four blocks (yellow A blocks) and down in four blocks (yellow B blocks).

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Assemble Quilt Center

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram for placement, lay out A and B blocks in four rows. Sew together blocks in each row. Press seams open.

2. Join rows to complete quilt top. Press seams open.

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Finish Quilt

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

2. Using diagonal seams, join assorted black, red, and yellow print binding strips to make a pieced binding strip. Bind quilt with pieced binding strip.

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