Plaids in happy, bright colors form a whimsical quilt. Though the plaids give the throw a complex look, it is simply rows of rectangles in five sizes sewn together in a random order. Fabrics are from the Newport Plaids collection by Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

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Inspired by Ocean View from designer Kim Schaefer
Quilt tester: Jan Ragaller

Materials

14-1⁄3-yard pieces assorted plaids in orange, blue, green, teal, red, pink, and yellow (quilt)
5⁄8 yard binding fabric
3-5⁄8 yards backing fabric
65×71" batting

Finished quilt: 56-1⁄2×62-1⁄2"

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.

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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

To make quilt assembly easier, organize assorted plaid rectangles into stacks by size (A–E).

From each assorted plaid, cut:
2-5-1⁄2×8-1⁄2" A rectangles
2-4-1⁄2×8-1⁄2" B rectangles
2-3-1⁄2×8-1⁄2" C rectangles
3-2-1⁄2×8-1⁄2" D rectangles
1-1-1⁄2×8-1⁄2" E rectangle

From binding fabric, cut:
7-2-1⁄2×42" binding strips

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Assemble Pieced Rows

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together assorted plaid A–E rectangles to make an 8-1⁄2×62-1⁄2" pieced row. Press seams in one direction.

2. Repeat Step 1 to make seven pieced rows total.

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Assemble Quilt Top

Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together pieced rows to make quilt top. Press seams in one direction.

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Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste. Quilt as desired.

2. Bind with binding strips.

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