Hello! I’m Natalia Bonner, owner of Piece N Quilt in Heber, UT. You can read all about me here. I’m so excited to be sharing my first Moda Bake Shop project with you. What better way to start my Moda Bake Shop sharing than with a quilt titled “I’m Blushing!”
Start by separating your jelly rolls. From your Blush jelly roll separate out three white prints for centers of your blocks.
Separate out 3 brown strips for the flower stems and petals.
From your white prints cut 24 – 2.5″x2.5″ squares.
Now for your sashing you will use your white jelly roll strips.
For the bottom portion start by sewing 3, 24.5″ strips together side by side.
The sew one square block to the top of that strip.
Next you will sew a brown stem that is 20.5″ to a white strip that is 10.5″
Then sew two white strips that are 30.5″ side by side as shown in the image above.
Now add a brown strip that is 26.5″ with a white strip that is 4.5″ next to a 30.5″ white strip as shown in the image above.
Now sew together a 18.5″ brown strip with a 4.5″ white strip on the top. Sew a 22.5″ white strip to the side of that creating a piece that looks like the image above.
Now you will sew the bottom section of blocks together as shown in the image above.
Sew them together in sections. First attach stem four to the lower blocks. Then attach the rectangle bocks to the top of that section.
Now sew the 3rd stem to the block section, attach the square blocks to the top of the right portion. Last attach the first two stems and you should have a bottom section that looks like the image above.
I now add my applique to this bottom portion before sewing the top and bottom portions together. For me it’s just less bulk to put through the machine.
For the applique you will take the 4 prints that you set aside at the beginning.
Now, cut those strips into 1/4ths and sew them back together side by side creating a square. As shown in the image above.
For my circle flower I like to use a bowl to for my shape. Then refer to my starch applique tutorial to see my quick way of adding applique with no fusible.
Repeat this process with some scraps for the small circle centers. I used a cup for my template, perfect size.
Use the image above to refer to for applique placement.
I used a blanket stitch and brown thread to applique by machine.
Sew the top and bottom portions together. Add a white border using your white jelly roll strips.
Bind and enjoy!
1 Blush Quilt 57″x63″
The mixer is filed with Hard candies. A great spot for when you need a bite of something sweet.
1 3/4 yards of a focus fabric for the center panel
6 3/4 yards background fabric (this will be used for the backing as well)
batting and thread
First, cut your focus fabric. Trim off the selvage edges and square up the ends. The center panel measures 43″ x 63″.
From the background fabric, cut 2 pieces 4″ x 63″. Sew to the sides of your center panels, press your seams.
Cut 2 pieces of 4″ x 50″. Sew to the top and the bottom of your center panel. Trim any excess. (there should be about 1/2″ extra, depending on how exact your seam allowance is.) Press well.
The first border is complete.
Take 7 squares from the layer cake and cut each piece into 4 strips—each 2.5″ wide, for a total of 28 strips. These will be for the next border. Mix up the fabrics so they will be placed randomly around the quilt.
Join 6 strips of fabric end to end. Make 2.
Attach these borders to the sides of the quilt first, centering them along the edge, cutting off the excess after sewing the border on.
Then attach the top and bottom borders, again centering them and then cutting off the excess.
Now, to finish off the quilt, cut 6″ strips for the final border. I cut two pieces 53″ x 6″ for my quilt, but you will want to measure your own quilt top at this point.
I like to make a pieced backing for my quilts, so I added a little checkerboard to the top and the bottom of the quilt using more of the layer cake pieces. Of course you can skip this step and back the quilt with one fabric if you would like.
Select 12 layer cake pieces and cut them into quarters to make 48 5″ squares. (You will have 2 extra.) Also, cut 44 5″ squares from the background color. Assemble them to make a checkerboard 3 blocks high and 15 blocks wide. Make 2.
Attach to the checkerboard strips to the top and the bottom of the center panel.
Cut two more pieces of background fabric 11″ x 68″. Attach to the top and the bottom of the checkerboard strips.
I baste my quilts on a tile floor which has a built in grid. It makes it easier to center the front and back of the quilt while keeping everything fairly square. It’s especially helpful in cases like this where both the front and the back are pieced.
Here’s the front, complete:
And the back.
A two sided Christmas quilt that measures 64″ x 88″. Large enough to use on a twin sized bed or perfect for snuggling on the couch.
by amandajean of crazymomquilts