Rickrack Road Quilt

Materials list

  • for the blocks 13 – 18″ x 22″ fat quarters in assorted pink, teal, tan, green, brown and yellow prints
  • 19 fat quarters assorted beige prints for the background
  • sashing and binding 2 1/3 yards floral
  • 4 1/4 yards for backing

The quilt is 69 1/2″ x 77 1/2″

  1. from each of the colored fabrics cut enough 5″ squares to get 112
  2. from background fabrics cut 112 – 6″ squares
  3. From the floral cut five 6 1/2 x 77 1/2 sashing strips
  4. Use a pencil to draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the colored 5″ squares (draw lightly or put sandpaper under fabric to prevent stretching). Align a marked square with one corner of a background 6″ print (connector corner). Sew on drawn line and trim excess, leaving 1/4 inch seam allowance (you will have 1/2 square triangles left over). The unit should be 6″ square. Repeat to make 112 pieced units.
  5. Lay out four pieced units in pairs. Sew together each pair; press seams in opposite directions. Join pairs to make a block. Press seams in one direction. The block should be 11 1/2″ square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 28 blocks.