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.
Simple Sashing and Rectangles Quilt
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.