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Between the Lines

Whether you love retro or have fond memories of sleeping under a 1930s quilt, you’ll adore this cheerful row quilt. Strip-piecing makes assembly easy!


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Assemble Sashing Strips

1.    Cut and piece 16 of the solid green 2-1⁄2 ×42" strips to make: 

•    6—2-1⁄2 ×102-1⁄2" sashing strips


2.    Cut and piece solid white 2×42" strips to make: 

•    10—2×102-1⁄2" sashing strips


3.    Cut and piece solid blue 1-1⁄2 ×42" strips to make: 

•    6—1-1⁄2 ×102-1⁄2" sashing strips


4.    Cut and piece solid pink 1-1⁄2 ×42" strips to make: 

•    4—1-1⁄2 ×102-1⁄2" sashing strips


5.    Cut and piece solid purple 1-1⁄2 ×42" strips to make: 

•    4—1-1⁄2 ×102-1⁄2" sashing strips



Assemble Quilt Top

Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out all sashing strips and block rows; join to complete quilt top. Press seams away from solid white strips and block rows.



Finish Quilt

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

2.    Quilt as desired. Designer Mabeth Oxenreider machine-quilted a diagonal grid through the center of each square in the Nine-Patch blocks, extending the stitching into adjacent sashing strips (Quilting Diagram). She stitched a feathered braid design in the center of the green sashing strips.

3.    Bind with remaining solid green 2-1⁄2 ×42" strips.