Mystery Row Quilt: Row 2
Designer: Pat Sloan
About Row 2
To make Row 2 of the American Patchwork & Quilting 2016 Mystery Row Quilt, Pat Sloan was inspired by designer Lissa Alexander's concept of spacer rows in the book Moda All-Stars All in a Row. Because row quilts typically are made of many different designs, adding simpler spacer or blender rows between the more complex rows will provide visual relief as every row won't be competing for attention. In the finished quilt, Pat repeated Row 2 three times to provide continuity.
Materials for Row 2
- 1-1⁄3 yards cream swirl batik
- 1⁄8 yards each gray batik, aqua circle batik, red circle batik, navy blue batik, and green batik
Finished block in Row 2: 6" square
Finished Row 2: 6×60"
Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.
Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.
Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.
Cut Fabrics for Row 2
From cream swirl batik, cut:
- 135--2-1⁄2" squares
From each gray batik, aqua circle batik, red circle batik, and navy blue batik, cut:
- 30--2-1⁄2" squares
From green batik, cut:
- 15--2-1⁄2" squares
Assemble Row 2
1. Join two cream swirl 2-1⁄2" squares and one gray batik 2-1⁄2" square to make a gray Unit A (Diagram 1). The unit should be 2-1⁄2 ×6-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make 15 gray A units total.
2. Using specified colors, repeat Step 1 to make:
- 15 aqua A units
- 15 red A units
3. Join a red circle batik 2-1⁄2" square and navy blue batik 2-1⁄2" square to opposite edges of a cream swirl batik 2-1⁄2" square to make a red-and-blue Unit B (Diagram 2). The unit should be 2-1⁄2 ×6-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make 15 red-and-navy B units total.
4. Using specified colors, repeat Step 3 to make:
- 15 green-and-gray B units
- 15 aqua-and-navy B units
5. Referring to Row 2 Assembly Diagram for order and rotation of units, lay out five of each unit in a row. Join units to make Row 2. Press seams in one direction. Repeat to make three total of Row 2.