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HUSHABYE HOLLOW QUILT
Finished size 60" x 60"
 
Supplies:
1 Layer Cake of Hushabye Hollow 10" squares                                                  HST= Half-square triangles
1 1/2 yards white fabric                                                                                          RST=Right-sides together
Backing: 2 yards peach fabric                                                                               WOF=Width of fabric, 42"-44"
                 1 1/2 yards white fabric
 
Cut (36) of the 10" squares into HSTs by cutting on the diagonal.
Cut (36) 2 1/2" x 15" strips from white fabric. (First cut (18) strips 2 1/2" x WOF, then cut these strips into (2) 15" strips.)
Next start laying out the HSTs to see the arrangement of the quilt before you sew the HSTs to the white strips to form the blocks. You'll want to center the same colors together, as shown in the drawing below.
 
This image shows four green HSTs arranged so that it forms a visual block of green. Continue laying out the triangles to form the large squares of yellows, peaches, off-whites and taupes. Now it's time to sew one white strip to (2) HSTs to form a block.
 
For each block, take the two HSTs and one white center strip and fold in half. Finger-press a line to mark the center of the white strip and the centers of the triangles on their DIAGONAL side. The picture below shows a black line where we pressed a fold in the center of each piece. They are lined up with their center marks touching.  
Start sewing the blocks together by sewing one HST to the white strip matching center points. Then press seam to the darker fabric. Sew the second HST to the other side of the white strip matching center pressed marks. Press seam to the darker fabric.

Now trim this block to 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" squares. You can use a 12 1/2" square grid for this, or use your cutting mat as a guide to line up and cut square. This is shown below in the next picture.
 
We used a 12 1/2" grid to line up the diagonal on center of white strip, making sure there were 10 1/2" to be able to cut.
We trimmed the first two edges, then flipped the block around to trim the other two edges.
Next, following your layout, sew blocks together in rows. Six blocks across will make one row. Press the seams of the row to one direction; then press the next row's seams to the opposite direction.  When sewing rows to the next row, press seams all in one direction, either up or down.
The back was made using (2) 32" x 32" peach fabric squares and (2) 22 1/2" x WOF pieces of white fabric. The white was cut further into (2) 22 1/2" x 32" and (2) 22 1/2" x 10 1/2" pieces. Then we added two of the leftover layer cake 10" squares and pieced the white squares as shown in the picture.
 
Quilt as desired!
 
Finish by making binding. Cut (4) 2" x WOF strips of the remaining yardage of peach. Using a leftover piece of peach from cutting the 32" squares, cut (3) strips 2" x 32". Sew these together to make the binding and then attach to the finished quilt.