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Simple Squares & Bars

Editor Jill Abeloe Mead used Kaffe Fassett’s shot cottons for Westminster Fabrics to make this super-simple quilt.


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Assemble Blocks

These instructions result in one block. Repeat assembly instructions to make 32 blocks total: six each of rust and fuchsia; four each of navy blue and yellow; and three each of olive green, periwinkle, plum, and orange.

1. For each block you will need a set of two 3x10-1/2" rectangles, two 2x2-1/2" rectangles, and two 2x1-1/4" rectangles from one solid and a set of three 2" squares from another solid.

2. Referring to Diagram 1, sew together solid 2x2-1/2" and 2x1-1/4" rectangles and solid contrasting squares to make a pieced row. Press seams in one direction. The pieced row should be 2x10-1/2" including seam allowances.


3. Referring to Diagram 2, add solid 3x10-1/2" rectangles to long edges of pieced row to make a block. Press seams away from pieced row. The block should be 7x10-1/2" including seam allowances.