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Spin­ning flow­ers are the fo­cus.

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CUT­TING

Ac­cuQuilt die-cut­ting and piec­ing meth­ods use the chisel shape and half­square tri­an­gles. These in­struc­tions use the stitch-and-flip method. From pre­cut 10" squares: • Cut a to­tal of 13 (21/2") C squares from

green and gray squares. • Cut 2 (21/2" x 10") strips from each aqua and pink or red square. Sub­cut strips into 8 (21/2") D/E squares each fab­ric to to­tal 32 D/E aqua squares and 72 D/E pink or red squares. From green print: • Cut 3 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 36 (21/2") F squares. • Cut 6 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips. From white print: • Cut 7 (41/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 104 (21/2" x 41/2")

A rec­tan­gles. • Cut 4 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 52 (21/2") B squares. • Cut 1 (16" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 2 (151/2") G squares and 2 (8") H squares. Cut each G square on both di­ag­o­nals to make 8 G tri­an­gles and each H square on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 4 H tri­an­gles. • Cut 5 (41/2" by fab­ric width) I/J strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE PIECED UNITS

1. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each F square and half the D/E squares of each fab­ric for E. 2. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, place an F square right sides to­gether on one end of A and stitch on the marked line. Trim seam al­lowance to 1/4" be­yond the stitched line and press F to the right side to com­plete one A-F unit. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 36 A-F units.

3. Re­peat step 2 with A and marked E squares to make a to­tal of 36 pink or red A-E units and 16 aqua A-E units as shown in Fig­ure 2.

4. Join an A-F unit and a pink or red A-E unit to make an A-E-F unit as shown in Fig­ure 3; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 36 A-E-F units.

5. Sew an A rec­tan­gle to an aqua A-E unit to make an A-A-E unit as shown in Fig­ure 4; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 16 A-A-E units.

6. Sew B to D to make a B-D unit as shown in Fig­ure 5; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 36 pink or red B-D units and 16 aqua B-D units.

COM­PLET­ING THE PINK OR RED FANCY FLOWER BLOCKS

1. To com­plete one Pink or Red Fancy Flower block, select one C square and four each match­ing-fab­ric A-E-F and B-D units.

2. Sew a B-D unit to op­po­site sides of C to make the cen­ter row as shown in Fig­ure 6; press.

3. Sew a B-D unit be­tween two A-E-F units to make the top row as shown in Fig­ure 7; press. Re­peat to make the bot­tom row.

4. Sew the cen­ter row be­tween the top and bot­tom rows to com­plete one Pink or Red Fancy Flower block as shown in Fig­ure 8; press. 5. Re­peat steps 1–4 to com­plete a to­tal of nine Pink or Red Fancy Flower blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE AQUA FLOWER BLOCKS

1. To com­plete one Aqua Flower block, select one C square and four each match­ing-fab­ric A-A-E and B-D units.

2. Sew a B-D unit to op­po­site sides of C to make the cen­ter row, again re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 6; press.

3. Sew a B-D unit be­tween two A-A-E units to make the top row as shown in Fig­ure 9; press. Re­peat to make the bot­tom row.

4. Sew the cen­ter row be­tween the top and bot­tom rows to com­plete one Aqua Flower block as shown in Fig­ure 10. 5. Re­peat steps 1–4 to com­plete a to­tal of four Aqua Flower blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram for con­struc­tion steps.

1. Sew a G triangle to op­po­site sides and an H triangle to one re­main­ing side of a Pink or Red Fancy Flower block to make a cor­ner unit; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond cor­ner unit.

2. Ar­range and join the re­main­ing blocks with G and H tri­an­gles in di­ag­o­nal rows with the cor­ner units to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press.

3. Join the I/J strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 41/2" x 431/4" I strips and 41/2" x 511/4" J strips.

4. Sew I strips to op­po­site sides and J strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the quilt top; press.

5. Cre­ate a quilt sandwich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94. 6. Quilt as de­sired. 7. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94 to fin­ish.

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