Spring in Cape May

One block in two color se­lec­tions.

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 1/2 yard light blue/yel­low dots batik* • 2/ 3 yard yel­low batik* • 2/ 3 yard blue/white batik* • 7/ 8 yard light aqua batik* • 11/2 yards aqua/yel­low batik* • 15/ 8 yards dark blue batik* • 2 yards light blue/yel­low print batik* • 25/ 8 yards ivory solid* • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

*Tonga batiks from Time­less Trea­sures used to make sam­ple.

CUT­TING

From light blue/yel­low dots batik: • Cut 3 (45/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 20 (45/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 40 G tri­an­gles. From yel­low batik: • Cut 6 (35/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 60 (35/ 8") E squares. From blue/white batik: • Cut 6 (35/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 60 (35/ 8") D squares. From light aqua batik: • Cut 4 (61/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 20 (61/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 40 H squares.

From aqua/yel­low batik: • Cut 4 (11" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 10 (11") A squares. From dark blue batik: • Cut 2 (53/4" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 10 (53/4") F squares. • Cut 8 (11/2" by fab­ric width) I/J strips. • Cut 9 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips. From light blue/yel­low print batik: • Cut 9 (61/2" by fab­ric width) K/L strips. From ivory solid: • Cut 11 (35/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 120 (35/ 8") C squares. • Cut 7 (51/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 80 (31/4" x 51/2") B rec­tan­gles.

COM­PLET­ING THE PIECED UNITS

1. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each C square.

2. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, place a C square right sides to­gether with a D square and stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line. Press open to com­plete two C-D units.

3. Re­peat step 2 to make a to­tal of 120 C-D units.

4. Re­peat step 2 with C and E squares to make 120 C-E units re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 2.

COM­PLET­ING BLOCK 1

1. Select one A square, four B rec­tan­gles and 12 C-D units to com­plete one Block 1.

2. Sew one C-D unit to op­po­site ends of B to make a B-C-D unit as shown in Fig­ure 3; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of four B-C-D units.

3. Sew a B-C-D unit to op­po­site sides of A to make the cen­ter row as shown in Fig­ure 4; press.

4. Sew a C-D unit to op­po­site ends of one re­main­ing B-C-D unit to make the top row as shown in Fig­ure 5; press. Re­peat to make the bot­tom row.

5. Sew the cen­ter row be­tween the top and bot­tom rows to com­plete one Block 1 as shown in Fig­ure 6; press. 6. Re­peat steps 1–5 to com­plete a to­tal of 10 Block 1’s.

COM­PLET­ING BLOCK 2

1. Select one F square, four each G and H tri­an­gles and B rec­tan­gles, and 12 C-E units to com­plete one Block 2.

2. Sew G to op­po­site sides of F; press. Sew the re­main­ing two G tri­an­gles to the re­main­ing sides of F to com­plete the F-G unit as shown in Fig­ure 7; press.

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