Here's another of those "method" patterns, as opposed to actual "block" patterns. It's final size will be determined by what you choose for individual unit sizes...

...this is a GREAT one for beginners! :o)

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block  **

To sew this quilt, cut yourself a gazillion rectangles, in any consistent size that you like, and sew them together until each row is as long as you want your quilt. Make every fourth rectangle a dark print to match the strips you will use as sashing rows...suggested size...2- 1/2" x 4- 1/2" rectangles, but ANY size will work. Here I have one blue print, then three random strips, 1 (same) blue print then 3 more random ones, 1 same blue...etc etc. Keep going in that pattern...

Make as many rows across as needed to give you the width of quilt you want.  Sew strips of a dark print, the same width as your rectangle strips, between each row of pieced rectangles and along the bottom and right side of the quilt...

Shown here are twelve rows of strips, with thirteen sashing strips...which, based on 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" strips would make about  a 74" x 98" quilt!

Happy Quilting All!

Marcia :o)

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Dec 27 2001 Marcia Hohn

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