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Scrappy Rectangles

Cranberry reds, sage greens, and rose petal pinks combine with a range of neutrals to create an appealing pattern in this simple bed quilt.

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Quilt designer: Allison Jane Smith of Plaids and Prints
From: Quilts and More, Spring 2006

Designer Allison Smith enjoys the challenge of combining old with new. "I love this quilt because it has a fresh, simple design, but the colors and textures of the fabrics create a vintage feel," she says. "I always strive to create quilt patterns that combine a fresh style with old-fashioned flair."

When selecting fabrics for the quilt, Allison didn’t limit herself to traditional quilting fabrics. For the outer border, she took advantage of the interesting textures and weaves found in the Wuthering Heights fabric line by 3 Sisters for Moda (including velvets, twills, and plaids).

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14 -- 18x22" pieces (fat quarters) assorted pink, ivory, and tan prints (blocks)
14 -- 18x22" pieces (fat quarters) assorted green, red, dark pink, and dark tan prints (blocks)
5/8 yard cream print (inner border)
3-1/4 yards total assorted velvets, twills, and plaids (outer border)
7/8 yard red print (binding)
8-1/8 yards backing fabric
97" square batting

Finished quilt: 91-1/2'' square
Finished block: 8'' square

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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