Make this crib quilt in no time by using quick strip piecing and rotary cutting techniques.

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Materials

Quilt Designer: Tonee White
Photographs: Andy Lyons

5/8 yard total assorted pink prints (blocks)
2/3 yard solid turquoise (blocks, sashing units)
1-1/8 yards green print (blocks, binding)
1/2 yard pink floral (25-Patch blocks)
1/4 yard solid brown (sashing units)
2/3 yard pink plaid (sashing)
2-1/2 yards backing fabric
45x45-inch square batting

Finished quilt: 38-1/2 inches square

Finished blocks: 10 inches square.

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

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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the order that follows.

From assorted pink prints, cut:
260 -- 1-1/2-inch squares (65 sets of four matching squares)

From solid turquoise, cut:
65 -- 2-1/2-inch squares
64 -- 1-1/2-inch squares

From green print, cut:
4 -- 2-1/2x42-inch binding strips
5 -- 2-1/2x42-inch strips
60 -- 2-1/2-inch squares

From pink floral, cut:
5 -- 2-1/2x42-inch strips

From solid brown, cut:
16 -- 2-1/2-inch squares

From pink plaid, cut:
24 -- 2-1/2x10-1/2-inch sashing rectangles

Assemble Blocks

1. Mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each pink print 1-1/2-inch square.

2. Align a marked pink print square with one corner of a solid turquoise 2-1/2-inch square (Diagram 1; note placement of diagonal line). Stitch on marked line; trim seam allowance to 1/4 inch. Press attached triangle open. Align a second, matching pink print square with opposite corner of solid turquoise square; stitch, trim, and press as before. Sew matching pink print squares to remaining corners of solid turquoise square; stitch, trim, and press as before to make a Square-in-a-Square unit. The unit should be 2-1/2 inches square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 65 Square-in-a-Square units total.

3. Referring to Diagram 2, lay out 13 Square-in-a-Square units and 12 green print 2-1/2-inch squares in five rows.

4. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward green squares. Join rows to make a checkerboard block. Press seams in one direction. The block should be 10-1/2 inches square including seam allowances.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make five checkerboard blocks total.

6. Sew together three pink floral 2-1/2-x-42-inch strips and two green print 2-1/2-x-42-inch strips to make a strip set A (Diagram 3). Press seams toward green print strips. Cut strip set into twelve 2-1/2-inch-wide A segments.

7. Sew together two pink floral 2-1/2-x-42-inch strips and three green print 2-1/2-x-42-inch strips to make a strip set B (Diagram 4). Press seams toward green print strips. Cut strip set into eight 2-1/2-inch-wide B segments.

8. Sew together three A segments and two B segments to make a 25-Patch block (Diagram 5). The block should be 10-1/2 inches square including seam allowances.

9. Repeat to make four 25-Patch blocks total. (For an unexpected splash of color, designer Tonee White used two lime green 2-1/2-inch squares in one 25-Patch block; see Quilt Assembly Diagram.

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Assemble Quilt Center

1. Referring to Assemble Blocks , steps 1 and 2, use solid brown 2-1/2-inch squares and solid turquoise 1-1/2-inch squares to make 16 Square-in-a-Square sashing units.

2. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out five checkerboard blocks, four 25-Patch blocks, 24 pink plaid 2-1/2-x-10-1/2-inch sashing rectangles, and 16 Square-in-a-Square sashing units in rows.

3. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward sashing rectangles. Join rows to complete quilt top. Press seams toward sashing rows.

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Finish the Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing.

2. Quilt as desired. Designer Tonee White machine-quilted the quilt top with monofilament thread in a 1-1/2-inch-wide diagonal grid (Quilting Diagram).

3. Bind with green print binding strips.

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