Make a scrappy yet orderly quilt using aqua, lime, and cocoa print fat quarters. Aqua tone-on-tone sashing and binding tie together fabrics from the Spa collection by Rosemarie Lavin for Windham Fabrics.

June 14, 2013
Simple Sashing and Rectangles Quilt


Inspired by Rectangle Reverie from designer Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie Quilt tester: Kathleen Williams

10-18x22" pieces (fat quarters) assorted prints in aqua, lime, and cocoa (A rows)
7/8 yard brown floral (B rows)
2-1/8 yards aqua tone-on-tone (sashing, binding)
5 yards backing fabric
67x90" batting

Finished quilt: 58-1/2x81-1/2"

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

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From assorted aqua, lime, and cocoa prints, cut:
30-6-1/2x15-1/2" rectangles

From brown floral, cut:
20-2-1/2x15-1/2" strips
10-2-1/2x7-1/2" strips

From aqua tone-on-tone, cut:
8-2-1/2x42" binding strips
28-1-1/2x42" strips for sashing
24-1-1/2x6-1/2" sashing strips
25-1-1/2x2-1/2" sashing strips

Assemble A Rows

1. Sew together five assorted aqua, lime, or cocoa print 6-1/2x15-1/2" rectangles and four aqua tone-on-tone 1-1/2x6-1/2" strips to make an A row (Diagram 1). Press seams toward large rectangles. The A row should be 6-1/2x79-1/2" including seam allowances.

2. Repeat Step 1 to make six A rows total.Download this Project

Assemble B Rows

1. Sew together two brown floral 2-1/2x7-1/2" strips, four brown floral 2-1/2x15-1/2" strips, and five aqua tone-on-tone 1-1/2x2-1/2" strips to make a B row (Diagram 2). Press seams toward brown floral strips. The B row should be 2-1/2x79-1/2" including seam allowances.

2. Repeat Step 1 to make five B rows total.Download this Project

Assemble Quilt Top

1. Cut and piece aqua tone-on-tone 1-1/2x42" strips to make:

  • 12-1-1/2x79-1/2" sashing strips
  • 2-1-1/2x58-1/2" sashing strips

2. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram for placement, sew together A and B rows and aqua tone-on-tone 1-1/2x79-1/2" sashing strips. Press seams toward A and B rows.

3. Join aqua tone-on-tone 1-1/2x58-1/2" sashing strips to top and bottom edges of pieced rows to complete quilt top. Press seams toward sashing strips.Download this Project

Finish Quilt

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

2. Quilt as desired. Machine-quilter Karen Gilson stitched an allover feather pattern across the quilt top.

3. Bind with aqua tone-on-tone binding strips.