Just want to make Row 6 of our 2016 Mystery Row Quilt or want the finishing instructions? Here are the yardage requirements and complete instructions as published in American Patchwork & Quilting December 2016. Fabrics are from the Hometown Girl Batiks collection by Pat Sloan for Moda Fabrics.
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Designer: Pat Sloan

Materials for Row 6

  • 1⁄4 yard each cream circle batik, red sun batik, and aqua swirl batik (blocks)
  • 1⁄8 yard each red circle batik, green batik, and multicolor circle batik (blocks)
  • 3⁄8 yard navy batik (blocks)

Finished quilt: 60-1⁄2 ×63-1⁄2"

Finished Row 6 block: 6 ×9"

Finished Row 6: 9 ×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 6

Cut pieces in the following order.

From cream circle batik, cut:

  • 10--3-7⁄8" squares

From red circle batik, cut:

  • 4--3-7⁄8" squares

From navy batik, cut:

  • 3--3-7⁄8" squares
  • 8--2-1⁄2 ×6-1⁄2" rectangles
  • 3--2-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles
  • 4--2-1⁄2" squares

From green batik, cut:

  • 3--3-7⁄8" squares
  • 3--2-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles

From multicolor circle batik, cut:

  • 4--2-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles

From each red sun batik and aqua swirl batik, cut:

  • 6--2-1⁄2 ×6-1⁄2" rectangles
  • 3--2-1⁄2" squares

From light green batik (yardage listed in February issue, Materials for Entire Quilt), cut:

  • 7--2-1⁄2 ×42" binding strip

Assemble Row 6

1.    Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each cream circle batik 3-7⁄8" square.

2.    Layer a marked cream circle batik square atop a red circle batik 3-7⁄8" square. Sew together with two seams, stitching 1⁄4" on each side of drawn line (Diagram 1). Cut pair apart on drawn line and press open to make two red triangle-squares. Each triangle-square should be 3-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make eight red triangle-squares total.


3.    Replacing red circle batik 3-7⁄8" squares with navy batik and green batik 3-7⁄8" squares, repeat Step 2 to make:

  • 6 navy triangle-squares
  • 6 green triangle-squares

4.    Referring to Diagram 2, join a navy batik 2-1⁄2" square and a multicolor circle batik 2-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangle. Add navy batik 2-1⁄2×6-1⁄2" rectangles to make a house unit.


5.    Sew together two red triangle-squares to make a roof unit (Diagram 3). Sew roof unit to house unit to make Block A. The block should be 6-1⁄2 ×9-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make four A blocks total.


6.    Referring to Diagram 4, repeat steps 4 and 5 using red sun batik 2-1⁄2 ×6-1⁄2" rectangles, red sun batik 2-1⁄2" squares, green batik 2-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles, and navy triangle-squares to make three B blocks.


7.    Referring to Diagram 5, repeat steps 4 and 5 using aqua swirl batik 2-1⁄2 ×6-1⁄2" rectangles, aqua swirl batik 2-1⁄2" squares, navy batik 2-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles, and green triangle-squares to make three C blocks.


8.    Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together blocks A–C to make Row 6. Press seams in one direction.


Complete Quilt

1.    Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, join all rows to make quilt top. Press seams in one direction.

2.    Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste.

3.    Quilt as desired. Nancy Sharr machine-quilted echoed swirls in an allover design.

4.    Bind with light green batik binding strips.