Alternate strips of blue dot fabrics and pieced novelty prints to create a bargello design. Fabrics are from Gems of the Sea and Fizz collections from P&B Textiles.

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Materials

Inspired by Caramel and Cocoa from designer Amanda Murphy
Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

1/2 yard yellow print (pieced rows)
3/8 yard green dot (pieced rows)
1/4 yard pink stripe (pieced rows)
1/2 yard dark blue print (pieced rows)
3/8 yard lime green print (pieced rows)
1/4 yard dark pink print (pieced rows)
1/8 yard light blue print (pieced rows)
5/8 yard blue small dot (strip rows)
1-1/8 yards blue large dot (strip rows, binding)
2-1/2 yards backing fabric
45x76" batting

Finished quilt: 36-1/2x68"

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 following order. To easily achieve a bargello (wave) pattern, lay out the pieces for your quilt top on a design wall or other large flat surface before sewing them together.

From yellow print, cut:
1-5x9-1/2" rectangle
2-4-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles
2-4x9-1/2" rectangles
2-3x9-1/2" rectangles
2-2-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles
2-2x9-1/2" rectangles
2-1-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles

From green dot, cut:
1-5x9-1/2" rectangle
2-4-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles
2-2-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles
2-2x9-1/2" rectangles
2-1-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles

From pink stripe, cut:
1-5x9-1/2" rectangle
2-2x9-1/2" rectangles
2-1-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles

From dark blue print, cut:
1-5x9-1/2" rectangle
2-4-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles
2-4x9-1/2" rectangles
2-3-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles
2-3x9-1/2" rectangles
2-2-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles
2-2x9-1/2" rectangles
2-1-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles

From lime green print, cut:
2-4-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles
2-4x9-1/2" rectangles
2-3-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles
2-3x9-1/2" rectangles
2-2-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles

From dark pink print, cut:
2-4x9-1/2" rectangles
2-3-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles
2-3x9-1/2" rectangles

From light blue print, cut:
2-3-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles

From blue small dot, cut:
1-4x36-1/2" strip
1-3-1/2x36-1/2" strip
1-3x36-1/2" strip
1-2-1/2x36-1/2" strip
1-2x36-1/2" strip
1-1-1/2x36-1/2" strip
1-1x36-1/2" strip

From blue large dot, cut:
6-2-1/2x42" binding strips
1-4x36-1/2" strip
1-3-1/2x36-1/2" strip
1-3x36-1/2" strip
1-2-1/2x36-1/2" strip
1-2x36-1/2" strip
1-1-1/2x36-1/2" strip
1-1x36-1/2" strip

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Assemble Quilt Center

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out all blue small dot strips from widest to narrowest on a design wall or other large flat surface, leaving space between each strip to put a pieced row later. In same manner, lay out all blue large dot strips, but from narrowest to widest, below small blue dot strips.

2. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out all yellow print, green dot, pink stripe, dark blue print, lime green print, dark pink print, and light blue print 9-1/2"-wide rectangles in 15 horizontal rows.

3. Sew together four assorted 1-1/2x9-1/2" rectangles to make pieced Row 1; press seams in one direction. Pieced Row 1 should be 1-1/2x36-1/2" including seam allowances.

4. Repeat Step 3 to make 15 pieced rows total. Each row should be 36-1/2" long including seam allowances.

5. Lay out pieced rows in numerical order between blue small and large dot strips. Join pieced rows and blue small and large dot strips to make quilt top. Press seams in one direction.

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Finish Quilt

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

2. Bind quilt with blue large dot binding strips.

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