Need a quick gift for Valentine's Day? This time-saving quilt involves just five rows of multicolored rectangles that are finished by long sashing strips and a border from a single novelty print. The vintage-inspired prints from Love Notes by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics (marcusfabrics.com) are mixed with complementary fabrics.

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Materials

Inspired by "Hot Tamale" from designer Emily Owens of Tessuti Zoo (Tessutizoo.com)
Quiltmaker: Kathleen Williams

2 yards total or 8-18x22" pieces (fat quarters) of assorted prints (pieced rows)
1-7/8 yards novelty print (sashing, border)
1/2 yard black-and-white print (binding)
2-7/8 yards backing fabric
51x66" batting

Finished quilt: 44-1/2x59-1/2"

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

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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Cut sashing strips lengthwise (parallel to the selvages). Cut border strips widthwise.

From assorted prints, cut:
40-4x6" rectangles
50-3x6" rectangles

From novelty print, cut:
6-3-1/4x53-1/2" sashing strips
3-3-1/2x42" strips for border

From black-and-white print, cut:
6-2-1/2x42" binding strips

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Assemble Pieced Rows

Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together eight assorted 4x6" rectangles and 10 assorted 3x6" rectangles to make a pieced row; press seams in one direction. The pieced row should be 6x53-1/2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make five pieced rows total.

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Assemble Quilt Top

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out pieced rows and novelty print 3-1/4x53-1/2" sashing strips in 11 rows.

2. Sew together rows and strips. Press seams toward sashing strips.

3. Cut and piece novelty print 3-1/2x42" strips to make:
2-3-1/2x44-1/2" border strips

4. Join border strips to top and bottom edges to complete quilt top.

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Finish Quilt

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

2. Bind with black-and-white print binding strips.

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