Saturday, January 15, 2011

Nickel Row quilt

Here is the fourth quilt pattern of my Double Nickel Quilt Challenge.  I call it Nickel Row.  I used scraps of the same Kaffe Fassett fabrics that I used in my Nickel In A Box quilt from my last post.  This quilt goes together very quickly and without long rows of strips to sew.  Can you figure it out?  It's made up of nine patch blocks!  The placement of light and dark fabrics creates the look of rows without having to construct rows.  It's great for using fabric left from another project or for using some of those charm packs you've been collecting. 

A variegated thread was the perfect choice for the quilting.  It works well with the many colors and patterns of the fabric.  Linda of L&R Designs used a large meander quilting design that does not compete with the busy print fabrics.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to construct the block used in this quilt-

For each block you need-
 3-5" squares of light fabric 
 6-5" squares of dark fabric 

Sew 3 squares of light fabric together.  Sew 2 sets of 3 squares of dark fabric together.

Sew your 3 strips together alternating dark and light strips and your block is complete.  


  1. Very nice. Good use of color and clever assembly. Another success.

    ps--are you going to run out of 5" squares?