Using the Celebration of Life collection by Currier and Ives for Quilting Treasures, this wall hanging showcases motifs from the 19th century in the fussy-cut block centers, while a large-scale center block is the focal point.

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Materials

Inspired by "Double Vision" from Designers Kathy Schmitz and Bonnie Sullivan
Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke

Materials
1/2 yard allover scenic print (quilt center)
5/8 yard tan tone-on-tone (border Nos. 1–3)
5/8 yard of panel with multiple printed scenes (border No. 2) Note: If you're fussy-cutting pieces as in the featured quilt, you may need additional fabric depending on the size and spacing of motifs on your particular fabric.
1/4 yard green print (border No. 2)
7/8 yard red floral (border No. 2)
1-1/8 yards brown print (border No. 4, binding)
3 yards backing fabric
52" square batting

Finished quilt: 45-1/2" square
Finished block: 9" square

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

Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. {C}Download this Project

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.
From allover scenic print, cut:
1-17-1/2" square

From tan tone-on-tone, cut:
2-1x37-1/2" border No. 3 strips
2-1x36-1/2" border No. 3 strips
2-1x18-1/2" border No. 1 strips
2-1x17-1/2" border No. 1 strips
24-1x5-1/2" strips
24-1x4-1/2" strips

From printed panel, cut:
12-4-1/2" squares, centering each over the desired printed scene

From green print, cut:
96-1-1/2" squares

From red floral, cut:
48-2-1/2x5-1/2" rectangles
48-2-1/2" squares

From brown print, cut:
5-4-1/2x42" strips for border No. 4

5-2-1/2x42" binding strips {C}Download this Project

Assemble Blocks

1. Sew tan tone-on-tone 1x4-1/2" strips to opposite edges of a panel print 4-1/2" square. Add tan tone-on-tone 1x5-1/2" rectangles to remaining edges to make a framed square unit (Diagram 1). Press all seams toward strips. The framed square unit should be 5-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 12 framed square units total.

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

3. Align a marked green print square with bottom left-hand corner of a red floral 5-1/2x2-1/2" rectangle (Diagram 2; note direction of drawn line). Stitch on marked line; trim seam allowances to 1/4". Press open attached triangle.

4. Align a second marked green print square with bottom right-hand corner of same rectangle. Stitch, trim, and press as before to make a red rectangle unit (Diagram 3). The unit still should be 5-1/2x2-1/2" including seam allowances.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make 48 red rectangle units total.

6. Referring to Diagram 4, sew together four red floral 2-1/2" squares, four red rectangle units, and a framed square unit in three rows. Press seams toward red floral squares and framed square unit.

7. Join rows to make a block; press seams in one direction. The block should be 9-1/2" square including seam allowances.

8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to make 12 blocks total.

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Assemble Quilt Top

1. Sew short tan tone-on-tone border No. 1 strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long tan tone-on-tone border No. 1 strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward border. The quilt center now should be 18-1/2" square including seam allowances.

2. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together two blocks to make a short border No. 2 strip. Press seam in one direction. Repeat to make a second short border No. 2 strip.

3. Join four blocks to make a long border No. 2 strip. Press seams in one direction. Repeat to make second long border No. 2 strip.

4. Sew short border No. 2 strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long border No. 2 strips to remaining edges. Press seams toward quilt center. The quilt center now should be 36-1/2" square including seam allowances.

5. Sew short tan tone-on-tone border No. 3 strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long tan tone-on-tone border No. 3 strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward border No. 3. The quilt center now should be 37-1/2" square including seam allowances.

6. Cut and piece brown print 4-1/2x42" strips to make:
• 2-4-1/2x45-1/2" border No. 4 strips
• 2-4-1/2x37-1/2" border No. 4 strips

7. Sew short brown print border No. 4 strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long brown print border No. 4 strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward border No. 4.

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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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