Board­walk

Make this stun­ning quilt to ac­cent your sofa or bed. The white sash­ing gives it a soft but ap­peal­ing frame for the cool blue fab­rics.

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Make as is or try a dif­fer­ent-color sash­ing.

CUT­TING

From medium blue batik:

• Cut 2 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 16 (31/2") A squares and 9 (2") I squares. • Cut 6 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

From as­sorted light blue & aqua batiks:

• Cut 32 match­ing pairs of 1 D rec­tan­gle 23/4" x 31/2" and 1 F rec­tan­gle 31/2" x 53/4".

From as­sorted light green batiks:

• Cut 32 match­ing pairs of 1 E rec­tan­gle 23/4" x 31/2" and 1 G rec­tan­gle 31/2" x 53/4".

From white solid:

• Cut 29 (2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut 23 strips into 24 (2" x 121/2") H strips, 32 (2" x 61/2") C rec­tan­gles and 96 (2" x 31/2") B rec­tan­gles; set aside re­main­ing 6 strips for J/K bor­ders.

COM­PLET­ING THE BLOCKS

1. To com­plete one Board­walk block, se­lect one A square, six B rec­tan­gles, two C rec­tan­gles and two pairs each match­ing E and G, and D and F rec­tan­gles. 2. Sew a B rec­tan­gle to op­po­site sides of A and add C to the top and bot­tom to com­plete the cen­ter unit as shown in Fig­ure 1; press.

Fig­ure 1

3. Sew a B rec­tan­gle be­tween one each D and E rec­tan­gle to make a side strip as shown in Fig­ure 2; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond side strip.

Fig­ure 2

4. Sew a side strip to the B sides of the cen­ter unit to make the cen­ter row as shown in Fig­ure 3; press.

5. Sew a B rec­tan­gle be­tween an F and G rec­tan­gle to make the top row as shown in Fig­ure 4; press. Re­peat to make the bot­tom row.

Fig­ure 4

6. Sew the top and bot­tom rows to the cen­ter row as shown in Fig­ure 5, match­ing F and D pieces and E and G pieces to com­plete one Board­walk block; press. 7. Re­peat steps 1–6 to com­plete a to­tal of 16 Board­walk blocks.

12" x 12" Fin­ished Block Make 16 Board­walk

Fig­ure 5

Fig­ure 3

Top/Bot­tom Row Make 2

Side Strip Make 2

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