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Scrappy Strip-Pieced Squares

If you’re hooked on the look of crochet, here’s how to get it with fabric rather than yarn. Craft each scrappy block from strip-pieced squares in six 1930s reproduction prints from Darlene Zimmerman’s Paper Doll collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.


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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From solid white, cut:
1—2x19" sashing strip
2—2x9" sashing rectangles
4—1-3/4x35" strips
16—1-3/4" squares

From light blue print, cut:
4—2-1/2x42" binding strips
4—1-1/2x35" strips
2—1-3/4x30-1/4" outer border strips
2—1-3/4x27-3/4" outer border strips
2—1-7/8x21-3/4" inner border strips
2—1-7/8x19" inner border strips
20—1-3/4x10" strips
4—1-3/4" squares
12—1-3/4x1-1/2" rectangles

From assorted 1930s prints, cut:
4—1-1/2x28" strips
4—1-1/2x21" strips
4—1-1/2x14" strips
30—1-1/2x10" strips
4—1-1/2x7" strips
28—1-1/2" squares