Vintage Inspired Bear Paw Quilt

I was inspired by this Bear Paw quilt made by my great-grandmother to make my own version of this very special quilt.  You can even see by the worn spots how much this quilt is loved. I didn’t know my great-grandmother very well, but I know she was a very special lady by the way my mom talks about her and the fact that she taught my mom how to quilt when she was young.  I love this quilt! I am thankful to be able to share this tutorial with all of you, so you too could make a very special heirloom piece for you and your family.  Enjoy!


Fabric featured in tutorial is Glace by 3 Sisters
2 Charm Packs
1 Turnover
1 Basic Jelly Roll in Snow #9900JR-11
1 yard Bella Solid in Snow #9900-11
5 yards coordinating fabric for backing and binding
Coordinating Thread
Luna Batting by Moda

Cutting the Pieces…
1. Select 12 Charm Squares and 12 Turnover slices from 4 different color ways.  You will need a total of 48 Charm Squares and 48 Turnover slices.

2. You will need to trim your 48 charm squares down to 4 1/2″ square.

3. From the Turnover slice, cut the triangle down the center creating 2 triangles.

4. From the two smaller triangles, cut them in half creating two more smaller triangles.
5. You should now have 4 little triangles from your 1 original Turnover slice.
Repeat these steps for all 12 of your triangles selected.
6. From the 1 yard of Bella Solid cut 96 – 3″ x 3″ squares. 
7. Cut them in half diagonally creating two triangles.  Do this to all 96 squares.
8.  From the Solid Jelly Roll…
Cut 48 – 14 1/2″ strips for borders.
Cut 48 – 6 1/2″ strips for sashing.
Cut 96 – 2 1/2″ squares.  48 of these squares will be used for each bear paw.  The other 48 squares will be used on the borders.
Sewing the bear paw…

All seam allowances are 1/4″

9. Lay out your triangles and squares as shown below to create a bear paw.  I used all the same print for each individual bear paw.

10. Begin by sewing all the triangles RST (right sides together)
11. You should now have four squares that look like the picture below.
12. Lay out all your pieces again for your bear paw to get proper placement. 1 trimmed Charm square (4 1/2″), 4 sewn triangle squares and 1 – 2 1/2″ square from your solid jelly roll.
13. First sew two of the triangle blocks together on one side of the charm square as shown.  Press all pieces as you go.
14. Next sew the other two triangle blocks and the plain solid block together in a row as shown. press.
15. Sew the row of the two triangle blocks RST to one side of the charm square. press.
16. Align your seams and sew the other row of the three blocks to the other side of the block as shown. press. Trim your bear paw to 6 1/2″ square.
17.  Repeat steps 9-16 for all 48 bear paws. You should now have 12 bear paws of 4 different color ways.

18. From your left over charm squares and/or turnover slices, cut a total of 12 – 2 1/2″ squares.  3 squares for each of the 4 color ways.

On a charm square, simply slice in half in both directions.

On a turnover slice, cut 2 1/2″ from one one of the shorter sides as shown.
Then turn and cut 2 1/2″ from the other short side of the triangle.
Constructing the Bear Paw Clusters…

19. Lay out 4 bear paws of the same color way, 4 – 6 1/2″ sashing strips, and 1 – 2 1/2″ middle square that coordinates with your bear paws as shown below.

20. Sew the rows together as shown below and press your seams opposite from another as shown to reduce the bulk when sewing.
21. Sew the three rows together RST creating a bear paw cluster. press.
22. Lay out your bear paw cluster block and 4 – 2 1/2″ squares and 4 – 14 1/2″ squares as shown below.
23. Sew the pieces together creating three rows as shown. press.
24. Sew the three rows RST as shown. press.
25. Repeat steps 19-24 for all the other bear paw blocks. You should now have 12 bear paw cluster blocks, 3 of each of the 4 color ways.

Assembling the Quilt…

26. Lay out all your blocks as you see fit.

27. Sew the blocks together in rows.

 28. Sew the rows together to complete your quilt top.

29. Quilt, bind, ENJOY!


Quilt top measures 54″ x 72″

Angela Yosten
http://modahomemom.blogspot.com/

Play School Quilt

This quilt is inspired by my nephew Elijah. He just started pre-school but we call it “Play School” because “Caillou” goes to play school… and anything Caillou does is what my nephew wants to be doing! You don’t want to send your kid to pre-school with their favorite quilt… or one that took forever to make… so whip up a Play School quilt in just a few hours!
make life layer cake
make life jelly roll1 3/8 yards of backing {i used Make Life Silly – Earth 5421 26}
1/2 yard of bias cut binding {i used Make Life Fun Ocean 5425 23}
batting – at least 40″ x 48″
mettler top stitching thread in blue, green & white

2 1/2 yards blue giant ric rac
2 1/2 yards white giant ric rac

batting scraps of warm & white for appliqué
1. Select 12 layer cake squares for blocks, 8 jelly roll strips for stripes, & 4 layer cake squares for the appliqué.

2. Sew the jelly roll strips together in pairs & press towards the darker fabric. Trim the strips to 38.5″ wide. I did this by folding the strip set in half and using the 19.25″ mark on my ruler.


3. Sew the layer cake blocks into rows & press towards the darker fabric.
4. Sew the rows together & press the seams towards the jelly roll stripes.
5. Layer with batting & backing and quilt as desired. I used mettler top stitching thread 1/4″ away from the seams on the jelly roll portion & squares spiraling in on the layer cake squares. {See below picture}
6. Print appliqué letters from PDF file. If some of the letters get cut off in the margin just draw that portion… I didn’t want the letters to be any smaller!
7. Layer 2 layers of warm & white with a layer cake square on top. Repeat for all 4 letters. Roughly cut out the letters & pin through all 4 layers.


8. Use utility scissors to cut through all 4 layers. Not your good sewing ones!


9. Remove paper & re-pin to hold all the layers together.

10. Pin each letter one at a time in place and sew onto quilt 3/8″ in from the raw edge with top stitching thread.
before

after


11. Cut 2 pieces of ric rac from each color the width of your quilt. {aprx 38.5″} Stitch in place using top stitch thread in the middle of the jelly roll strip sections. It helps to use a walking foot.

12. Cut bias cut binding & machine stitch onto quilt. {binding tutorial}
13. Hand stitch binding in place & add a label.
14. Toss the quilt in the wash to get the applique to be all soft.
before

and after…
38.5″ x 46.5″ Play School Quilt
A layer cake & jelly roll combo yields at least 2 quilts and can yield 3 if you cut the appliqué letters from other fabric.
Enjoy!

by Julie of jaybirdquilts!

Choc-O-Cherry Turnover Treat


Finished table runner 16″ x 40″

Ten 8″ finished blocks

1 Turnover package of Aster Manor by 3 Sisters (80 triangles)

⅞ yard fabric for backing and binding
20″ x 44″ piece of batting.

1. For each block gather one pair each of matching triangles, and four single triangles – for a total of 8 triangles.

2. Slice down the middle of each one of the four single triangles (as shown in photo), for a total of eight small triangles.

3. Assemble center of the block with cut triangles.

4. Square up block to 4½”.

5. Assemble middle sides of the block with cut triangles. Optional: Trim first pair of triangle ends before sewing.

6. Square up block ¼” past the corner of the center block. Use your ruler’s 45° lines as a guide for the first cut.

7. Assemble the outer sides of the block with triangle pairs. Optional: Trim first pair of triangle ends before sewing.

8. Square up block ¼” past the corner of the middle block. Trim all your blocks to be squared up as the same size. Use your ruler’s 45° lines as a guide for the first cut. Your block may be +/- of 8½” after squaring up. What’s important is uniformity of all ten blocks – not the size number.

9. Pair up blocks and join to make rows. Press in alternating directions.

10. Join rows to complete the table runner. Baste, quilt and bind.

11. Eat chocolate. Eat cherries. Tell someone you love them.

Make every day Valentine’s Day,
xo,
Monica

Eva Fabric Scrapbook


Hi, My name is Melissa Mortenson, I love all crafts, but my two favorite by far are Scrapbooking and Sewing. In this project I was able to combine both of them. There is a huge trend right now in scrapbooking to use fabric in your book, or to make embellishments out of fabric. When I got this layer cake I thought “funny, I have this scrapbook paper!”… Then I started thinking that the layer cake looked like pages in a book, so I thought, why not make a fabric scrapbook?
A layer cake makes a perfect base for a book!
I added canvas for sturdiness and fun ribbons & embellishments. I even printed words on fabric.
I think this would be perfect for highlights from a baby’s first year, or a grandparents album (nice and soft for little hands) or use Valentine’s themed fabric and make a Love album.

Stop by my blog, The Polkadot Chair  or my pattern shop, fourteen may for more patterns,  enter a VERY cool GIVEAWAY,  ask me questions or just say hi!!!

1 Layer Cake, I used Eva by Basic Gray
4 10.5″x10.5″ squares of canvas
Ribbon
Cotton Batting (I used quilters dream cotton)
Heat n Bond Lite or Wonder under
Freezer Paper
Grommets
Quilt Basting Spray
Fusible Printable Fabric I used, June Tailor Quick Fuse
Muslin
Pinking attachment for rotary cutter
Binder rings (I used 1″ but would recommend 2″)


Grunge Board, by Tim Holtz, Buttons, Ribbons, Flowers, and other scrap booking supplies
Digital Scrapbooking elements, mine came from Ali Edwards & House of 3.


Here are a close up of all of my pages.  You will want to embellish and construct the pages to your liking, depending on your photos.
I’ll show the photos close up of the pages, then give step by step instructions for constructing each page.  Feel free to use whichever “patterns” of pages that you like best.

Cover
inside cover, with journaling. (yes I know there is a typo… I totally missed it!)
Page 1
Page 2
page 2 closeup
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 8, close up
Inside back cover
back cover

To Begin:

Divide up your Layer Cake, I put mine in the following piles:
-feature fabric prints
-small fabric prints
-solids/monocromatic
-darks
I decided to make the “Feature” fabric prints in the Layer cake as my base pages. I have a total of 8 pages, plus the front and back covers.
To make the pages, you want to create “blocks” of fabric and “borders” with different fabrics. This will add interest  to your book.
Here is how I constructed my book:
** NOTE: I did NOT place wonderunder under all of my fabric pieces, so some of them did fray.. but that is OK with me.. if you want less of your fabric to fray, then back each piece that you cut (for borders etc…) with wonder under. This will help to reduce the fraying***
To Construct Page 6
Cut 5×10 piece of a smaller print fabric. Using quilt basting spray, adhere to the front of an uncut layer cake piece.
Using a contrasting thread (mine is green), stitch 5×10 piece in place.
To construct page 5
Trace a shape (i just traced a shape of chipboard that I had) onto wonder under or heat and bond lite.  Iron onto a layer cake square, sticky side down on wrong side of fabric.
Cut out and iron on to a layer cake piece.  Using contrast thread, stitch around the edges.
To construct Page 2
Cut a piece of fabric that is 2″x 10″
Onto the back of one side of the fabric, sew a strip of ric rac. Topstitch ric rac with contrast thread.
Cut a scrap of another fabric to 2″x10″. Sew each strip to top and bottom of uncut Layer cake piece.
To construct page 4
Trace a circle (like a lid or a soda can) onto a piece of heat n bond in a scallop pattern.  Iron onto scrap of fabric so that you will have 1″ on the other side of the scallops to use as a border.
Cut out.  Iron onto an uncut layer cake piece.
Cut another piece of fabric 1″x10″. Attach.
Top stitch both pieces with contrast thread.
To construct page 7
Most of my photos were 5×7.  So I made photo mats from them out of fabric that were 1″ larger than the photos, or 6×8, if you are using a 4×6 photo cut your photo mats (out of fabric) to 5×7.
Cut a piece of fabric to 6×8.
Place in center of layer cake piece, adhere and stitch down using contrast thread.

To construct page 8
Cut a piece of fabric to 8×8. Adhere and stitch down.
(you will adhere a 6×6 square photo here).
To construct page 1
Cut a piece of fabric to 5×8. Adhere and stitch down to fabric. (this will fit a 4×6 photo with space on the side for an embellishment).

Assemble the Pages
Before you print your photos, determine the sizes you want, and plan out how your pages will look.  Make sure you have a photo for each page.
Print your photos on Fusible Ink Jet printer fabric.  I decided to use a purchased package of printer fabric (instead of printing right on my fabric, like we will in the next step) because I wanted the photos to last, and this printer fabric is specially designed for photos.
Trim your photos leaving a 1/4″ border  of white around all the photos.
Using an iron, adhere the photos to each page.
You can stitch around the photo with white thread if you like (I didn’t).
To make the words:
Cut a piece of muslin to 8.5×11 (or you could use a piece of matching fabric, I just know that the ink shows up well on the muslin).
Cut a piece of Wonder under and adhere to the back of the muslin.
**note: the wonder under fused fabric DID work in my printer, I know it may not work in everyone’s. If the wonder under does not work, just use freezer paper on the back of the muslin (it has a bit more body).. You will just have to cut out your words, then adhere them to wonder under after you peel off the freezer paper (one extra step).
Run your fabric through your printer. Just use normal paper settings and set your print quality to best.
My images came from Ali Edwards, for Designer Digitals and House of 3… I’m sorry I can’t share them, they are copyrighted… but if you look around, there are lots of free digital scrap booking files available, or it is not expensive to purchase files. (or just print words out of your word processing program).
To Make Cover
Take one piece of your 10.5×10.5 canvas.
Cut a piece of one of the dark fabric prints to 6×8.
Cut a piece of solid fabric to 5.25×7.25
Iron 5×7 photo onto center.
Adhere to each other (use basting spray if you need to).
Stitch around edges with white thread.
Cut out words, peel off backing and iron onto cover.
Stitch around edges using contrast thread.
Repeat this process, for inside front cover, back cover and inside back cover (photos are shown)
inside back cover.
To Make Embellishments
I wanted a bit more dimension on some of my pages so I used Grunge Board. Grunge board is like chipboard except it is sewable, flexible and paintable (and washable, although I DO NOT reccomend washing this book).
To cover with fabric. Trace shape (simple ones are recommended) onto fabric using water soluble pen.
Cut out image out of fabric.
Adhere to front of heart.
Using basting spray to hold it in place, top stitch heart down onto page.
To make fabric flower:
Trace 4 circles onto a piece of fabric (I used the bottom of a soda can)
Cut out and fold in half.  Arrange so that the ends over lap and lock into each other (see photos) Use some spray starch to give the flower some “body”.
Stitch through center to hold in place.
Cut a small piece of dark fabric in a circle. Place over center of flower (fray the edges a bit to give it some dimension).
Stitch button to center of flower. (wait to stitch onto cover until last step)
To make ruffle border.
Using your pinking attachment to your rotary blade, cut 2 pieces of fabric, each 1″x 10″. Use the pinking cutter on both long edges.
Stitch together at short ends, so you have a piece that is 1″x 20″.
Run a gathering stitch straight down the center. Pull up on gathering stitches.
Place on your page. Pin well, keep flat,  and stitch right down the middle over the gathering stitches. Remove gathering stitch.
To make fabric rosette:
Cut a piece of fabric to 2″x10″. Use pinking trimmer on the edges.
Fold in half lengthwise, run a gathering stitch down long folded edge.
Pull up on gathering stitches until it forms a circle. Trim excess. Stitch closed.
Stitch button to center, stitch onto page
Adhere various embellishments to the pages. They will stick well, but not hold up to washing.
Assemble the book:
AFTER you are done with all of your embellishing, you are ready to assemble your book.
First you will assemble the inside pages.
Lay out your pages like you want them to turn as you look through your book. Put pages wrong side to wrong side.
Cut 4 pieces of white cotton batting to 10×10.
Spray back of each completed page with basting spray.
Make a “sandwich” one page on each side with batting in the middle. Make SURE all of your edges line up. Also DOUBLE check that both pages are right side up.
Using a walking foot (you do need it, I tried it without and it did not work as well). Stitch around all 4 edges.  Stitch about 3/8″ in from the sides. Pivot at corners and back stitch well.
Using your quilt ruler and rotary cutter with pinking blade attached, with firm pressure and keeping pages square, cut off 1/4″ off the edge of each side. Don’t cut through stitching.
It will look like this when you are done.
Repeat for all pages.
To Assemble Front and Back Cover.
Cut 2 pieces of cotton batting to 10.5×10.5.
Spray back of front cover and front inside cover with basting spray.
Assemble the “sandwich” with batting in the middle.
This time stitch ONLY around the 3 sides that will not have the ribbon closure.
Trim book with pinking rotary cutter the same way you did for the pages (you can’t trim after you attach the ribbon, it will cut it off ;-)).
Cut 2 pieces of ribbon to 12″ long.
Insert ribbon into center of cover, in between the layers. Pin in place
Stitch closed along entire edge.
Finishing
Attach grommets, according to package directions, to all pages and front and back covers, 2″ down from top and bottom. Measure each page so that they all line up with each other.

Insert binder rings and you are done!!


1-2 books depending on how you cut your fabric. You could get 2 easily if you are careful and save your scraps.

You’ve Got Mail


I’ve had this idea running around in my head for a few years now and I’m just getting around to making a Valentine Sweetheart Mailbox for the back of my chairs. I thought it would be a great place to hold all of the Valentine Cards and Love Notes that we like to give each other. I definitely plan on making one for every chair in my kitchen.

If you’ve been following me on my blog, you’re probably thinking that this looks familiar. We’ll you’re right. I’ve actually made a smaller stuffed version to hang on a doorknob or peg. You can have a look at it HERE.

  • 5 Fat Quarters from the “Sent With Love” Collection by Deb Strain
  • Freezer Paper (for making patterns)
  • 20 inches of Peltex Stabilizer by Pellon (for making Sweetheart Mailbox)
  • 1/2 yard Fuse-A-Shade (for making Love Letter Envelopes)

Sent with Love Collection
by Deb Strain

  • 1/2 yard of Red Ric Rac
  • Kanzashi Flower (Find the Tutorial HERE) My squares are cut @ 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Covered Button (I used one 5/8″ covered button)

Making the Sweetheart Mailbox:

1. Print the paper patterns. It’s a larger pattern and is printed in sections. The pattern will print on 3 pages of 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper. Two pages for the heart and one page for the envelope.

Click here to print patterns.

2. Cut out the paper patterns and tape or glue the pieces together.

3. Tear a few pieces of Freezer Paper to make the patterns.

4. Transfer and trace both halves of the heart pattern, pocket pattern, and scallop pattern onto the freezer paper, as seen in the picture below.


5. Fold one side of your pink polka dot FQ with right sides together (18″ side). Place the top straight edge along the top edge of the fabric. Trace the scallop edge and sides. Trim off the excess fabric above the pattern, as seen in the picture.


6. This is a VERY important step. Make sure to SEW along the pencil line that you just traced in the previous step. When you are done you will trim a 1/4″ beyond the sewn line, as seen in the picture.


7. Clip the curves and valleys, as seen in the picture.


8. Next you will sew the scallop into the top edge of the pocket. To do this, you will center the scallop on one side of the fabric pocket along the top edge. Then place the back fabric pocket piece on top making sure that the right sides of the fabric are together with the scallop sandwiched in between.

Here’s the order you will stack the pieces for the pocket.

  • Peltex (for stability)
  • Back pocket piece with right side facing up
  • Scallop
  • Front pocket piece with right side facing down

9. Then sew a 1/4″ seam. Open the pocket pieces to expose the scallop edge. Press.

10. Baste the pocket to one of the fabric hearts using a 1/4″ seam.


11. Next make the Ties by cutting four pieces of fabric that measure 3 1/2″ x 22″ in length.

12. Fold the ties in half, lengthwise with right sides together. Sew a 1/4″ seam along the long edge and one short end. Clip corners.

13. Turn the ties right side out and press.

14. You now have the pieces you’ll need to assemble the Sweetheart Mailbox.

15. Make sure you have the following pieces:

  • One peltex heart shape piece for the inside
  • Front and back fabric pieces
  • Front pocket with scallop already sewn in
  • Four fabric ties (make sure they are secured in the right place)

16. Here’s the order you will stack the pieces.

  • Peltex Heart
  • Front of Heart with the right side facing up. Make sure to pin down center scallop so it doesn’t get sewn in to the seam of heart. Secure and pin ties.
  • Back of Heart with the right side facing down. Secure with pins.


17. Now sew a 3/8″ seam making sure not to catch the outside edges of the scallop. Leave at least a 5 inch opening along one of the straight edges of the heart.

18. Clip the curves.

19. Turn the heart right side out and press the seams.


20. Sew on the red ric rac just below the top edge of pocket, as seen in the picture.


21. Yippee! You’ve finished making your Sweetheart Mailbox. Tie it to your chair and you’re ready to recieve some Valentine Mail!

Finished Size: 14″ x 14″

Making the Love Letter Envelopes:

I thought it would be fun to make a fabric envelope to go with the Sweetheart Mailbox. I wanted a traditional looking envelope so this is what I came up with. Hope you like it.

1. Start off by taking an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock and popping it in your printer before copying the envelope pattern.

2. Cut two fabric pieces that measure 6″ x 12″ and one piece of fuse-a-shade that measures 6″ x 12″ then press the fuse-a-shade to the wrong side of one of the fabric pieces following the directions on the printed material that comes with the product.

3. Trace the envelope on the wrong side of the other piece of fabric that measures 6″ x 12″ as seen in the picture below.

4. This is a VERY important step. Make sure to SEW on the pencil line that you just traced. Remember to leave at least a 3-4 inch opening to turn the envelope.

5. Then cut a 1/4″ outside of the pencil line making sure to clip the corners.

6. Turn and Press the seams.


7. You can make a heart sticker to seal your envelope by cutting out two fabric hearts and one heart out of batting. With right sides together and the batting on the outside. Sew on the pencil line and then cut out a 1/4″ beyond the line. Clip curves. Turn and press.


8. Fold the bottom part of the envelope and sew the side seams. Make sure the flap opens.

9. Place the heart on the flap of the envelope and sew around the edge of the heart to secure it.

Finished Size of Envelope: 4″ x 6 1/2″

10. You are now done making your envelope and you can pick other fabrics to make more of them.


11. You can also make homemade Valentine Cards by cutting a piece of cardstock that measures approximately 3″ x 6″ and decorating it with stamps, stickers and scrapbook paper. Be creative and have some fun with it.

Send me pictures if you make this project
or upload them to Moda Bake Shop’s flicker account.
I would LOVE to see pictures of any cards, letters,
and mailboxes that you make!!!


1 Heart Mailbox
1-2 Love Letter Envelopes

Happy Valentine’s Day

Hugs & Kisses, Kim

Quilted Ironing Board Cover

Hi! My name is Jenny and I am so excited to be a designer here at the Bake Shop! This is my first recipe.

If your ironing board cover is dull as dishwater, it may be time to spruce it up! I guarantee ironing will be a little more fun when you have something pretty to iron on, like Kate Spain’s gorgeous Verna line.

1 Jelly Roll – Verna by Kate Spain

2 Yards of Muslin

Luna Batting – Crib Size

3 Yards of 1/2″ Wide Ribbon

Coordinating Thread

* Note: all seams are 1/4″

1. Sew three jelly roll strips right sides together along long sides. Press. Repeat with three additional jelly roll strips.

2. Layer pieced jelly roll strips right sides together. Stitch along each long end to create a tube.

3. With a 10″ square ruler (or 10″ square template made of posterboard), cut tube into 5 blocks as pictured:

4. Press blocks open.

5. Repeat Steps 1-4 four more times for a total of 5 tubes and 25 blocks.

6. Arrange blocks into a grid of 3 blocks across and 8 blocks down. You will have one leftover block from Step 5. Sew the blocks into rows, then join the rows together. Press well.

7. Lay your pieced quilt top right side down on the floor. Place your ironing board on top. Add 3.5″ to the perimeter of the ironing board. Trace. Cut along traced line.

8. Cut batting and muslin to match quilt top. Sandwich batting between muslin and quilt top. Baste and quilt as desired.

9. Serge, pink, overcast, or zig-zag perimeter to prevent fraying.

10. Press and pin perimeter 3/4″ to the wrong side. Edge stitch perimeter to create a channel for the ribbon drawstring. Be sure to leave a 3″ opening in the back of the cover to thread ribbon!

11. On the center back of quilt top (directly above 3″ opening), sew a buttonhole parallel to stitched line. Slice open with an X-acto knife.

12. Thread ribbon through button hole and entire ironing board channel. Hand stitch 3″ opening closed, leaving only enough room for threaded ribbon. Place quilted cover on ironing board. Pull ribbon snugly and tie in a bow!

One sassy ironing board cover!

Enjoy!

Hugs & Kisses

Hi there, I’m Natalia from Piece N Quilt. Once again I am very honored to be able to share another tutorial here at Moda Bake Shop. I love seasonal quilts so I’ve created this one to hang in my home for Valentines Day.

1-L’Amour Jelly Roll.
1 Yard Bella Solids White Bleached.
2 Yards Sandys’ Solids Brown for border, words and binding.
6 Yards L’Amour Circles Pink for small border and backing.

Start out by separating your jelly roll strips. I tried to create some contrast with my strips.

Now take the pieces that will be block centers.
Cut them to 14.5″ strips.

Now from the outer block strips cut 2 – 2.5″ squares. Attach to the ends of the blocks.
From the remaining strip attach the two other sides to the block. The block should now measure 18.5″x6.5″
Repeat this process until you have 18 blocks.
Next you will take 7 of the remaining jelly roll strips.
Cut the strips into 3 – 10″ strips.
Sew the strips together creating a 10″x6.5″ block.
From your Bella Solids White Bleached material cut into 6 – 2.5″ strips. Sew them back together into two sets of three strips. (You are creating the background for the 2 applique word blocks.)
Cut one block to 6.5″x29″ and one to 6.5″x19″.
Now go to your computer and print out the following words. “Hugs & Kisses” and “LOVE” we used the font Juice in Microsoft Word. Make the letters 5.75″ tall.
Use our starch applique tutorial. Pin the words that you’ve printed out onto the fabric as shown in the images above & below.
We used a small blanket stitch to applique the words on.
Using the picture above sew your blocks together.
Take your leftover strips and sew them together side by side to create pieces for your applique hearts.
 
 
7 – .75″ brown strips.
Sew the strips together as shown in the image below.
Now, add borders to the top and bottom of your quilt.
Now create your corner blocks.
You will need to cut 4 – 2.5″ strips off of the border material.
Now take 4 – 4″ strips of your pin material and sew that to one side of the brown border piece.
For the other side of the corner cut and add a 1.5″ border piece.
Refer to the picture below.
Now measure the sides of the quilt and attach borders using these cornerstones.
Finished quilt top.

 
 

Now, quilt, bind and enjoy!

Stop by my blog and leave a comment, I’d love to hear what you think! 🙂
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1 – 60″x54″ Hugs & Kisses quilt.