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Simple Strips

Need a quick gift for Valentine’s Day? This time-saving quilt involves just five rows of multicolored rectangles that are finished by long sashing strips and a border from a single novelty print. The vintage-inspired prints from Love Notes by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics ( are mixed with complementary fabrics.


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Inspired by "Hot Tamale" from designer Emily Owens of Tessuti Zoo (
Quiltmaker: Kathleen Williams

2 yards total or 8—18x22" pieces (fat quarters) of assorted prints (pieced rows)
1-7/8 yards novelty print (sashing, border)
1/2 yard black-and-white print (binding)
2-7/8 yards backing fabric
51x66" batting

Finished quilt: 44-1/2x59-1/2"

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.