Start with a panel-this one is from Fresh by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics-and add a series of borders to make a bright and lively throw. Designer Patti Henderson surrounded the printed panel center with triangle-square, straight, and piano-key borders made with fabrics from the same collection.

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Plan the Quilt

Designer: Patti Henderson of Cabin Fever Quilt Shoppe
Machine Quilter: Teri Sartain

To order a kit of fabrics for quilt top and binding for $79.99 plus shipping costs, contact Cabin Fever Quilt Shoppe, 530-885-5500; cabinfeverquiltshoppe.com.

23x41" tulip printed panel (quilt center)
1/4 yard yellow-and-white print (border No. 1)
6-3/4-yard pieces of each of the following: orange polka dot, white tulip print, green print, yellow print, red tone-on-tone, green tulip print (border Nos. 2 and 4)
5/8 yard green-and-white print (border No. 3)
5/8 yard yellow polka dot (binding)
3-1/2 yards backing fabric
61x79" batting

Finished quilt: 54-1/2x72-1/2"

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.

From tulip print panel, cut:
1-22-1/2x40-1/2" rectangle

From yellow-and-white print, cut:
2-1-1/2x40-1/2" border No. 1 strips
2-1-1/2x24-1/2" border No. 1 strips

From each orange polka dot, white tulip print, green print, yellow print, red tone-on-tone, and green tulip print, cut:
1-3-1/2x30" strip
1-3x30" strip
1-2-1/2x30" strip
1-2x30" strip
1-1-1/2x30" strip
5-6-7/8" squares for a total of 30 (You will use 26 squares.)

From green-and-white print, cut:
5-3-1/2x42" strips for border No. 3

From yellow polka dot, cut:

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Add Border No. 1

Join long yellow-and-white print border No. 1 strips to long edges of tulip print panel. Sew short yellow-and-white print border No. 1 strips to remaining edges. Press seams toward border. The quilt center should be 24-1/2x42-1/2" including seam allowances.Download this Project

Assemble & Add Border No. 2

1. Use a pencil to draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of 13 assorted print 6-7/8" squares. (To prevent fabric from stretching as you draw the lines, place 220-grit sandpaper under each square.)

2. Layer a marked square atop an unmarked square of a different print. Sew pair together with two seams, stitching 1/4" on each side of drawn line (Diagram 1).

3. Cut pair apart on drawn line to make two triangle units (Diagram 2). Press each triangle unit open, pressing seam toward darker print, to make two triangle-squares. Each triangle-square should be 6-1/2" square including seam allowances.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make 26 triangle-squares total.

5. Join seven triangle-squares in a row to make a long border No. 2 strip (Quilt Assembly Diagram). Press seams in one direction. The long border No. 2 strip should be 6-1/2x42-1/2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second long border No. 2 strip.

6. Sew together six triangle-squares to make a short border No. 2 strip. Press seams in one direction. The short border No. 2 strip should be 6-1/2x36-1/2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second short border No. 2 strip.

7. Join long border No. 2 strips to long edges of quilt center. Sew short border No. 2 strips to remaining edges. Press seams toward border No. 1. The quilt center should now be 36-1/2x54-1/2" including seam allowances.

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Add Border No. 3

1. Cut and piece green-and-white print 3-1/2x42" strips to make:
2-3-1/2x54-1/2" border No. 3 strips
2-3-1/2x42-1/2" border No. 3 strips

2. Join long border No. 3 strips to long edges of quilt center. Sew short border No. 3 strips to remaining edges. Press seams toward border No. 3. The quilt center should be 42-1/2x60-1/2" including seam allowances.

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Assemble & Add Border No. 4

1. Referring to Diagram 3, sew together five assorted 30"-long strips-one of each width and of a different print-to make a strip set. Press seams in one direction. The strip set should be 10-1/2x30" including seam allowances. Repeat to make six strip sets total.

2. Cut strip sets into twenty-four 6-1/2"-wide segments.

3. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, join six segments to make a border No. 4 strip. Press seams in one direction. The border No. 4 strip should be 6-1/2x60-1/2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make four total border No. 4 strips.

4. Join two border No. 4 strips to long edges of quilt center. Trim remaining two border No. 4 strips to 6-1/2x54-1/2" each and join to remaining edges of quilt center to complete quilt top. Press seams toward border No. 3.

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Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste.

2. Quilt as desired. Machine-quilter Teri Sartain used variegated thread to outline-stitch motifs in the center panel, then filled background areas with vinelike tendrils. She stitched a large oval swirl in each triangle-square and two different curved designs in border Nos. 1 and 3. In border No. 4, Teri stitched evenly spaced parallel lines.

3. Bind with yellow polka dot binding strips.

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