Birchbark Lodge Quilt


Hello folks, I am Stacey and I blog over at Stacey’s Place. I am super excited, and a little nervous to share with you my second project here for the Bake Shop. I sketched this quilt up a long time ago and was not sure what to do with it for a while. As you can see I finally decided and am ecstatic about it! These pictures really do not do it justice; it’s a new family favorite in my house for sure! The line, Birchbark Lodge by Holly Taylor goes perfectly with our outdoorsy lifestyle (we live in Maine). I have a special place in my heart for traditional quilt blocks. I love the modern blocks too, but quilts like this one sing to me… I hope you enjoy!



1 fat quarter bundle, Birchbark Lodge by Holly Taylor
3 yds solid color for main background
5 yds backing
1/2 yd binding

You need:
52- 4″ x 4″ pinwheels
cut 104 solid 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ squares
cut 104 print 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ squares

4- 2″ x 2″ pinwheels
cut 8 solid 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ squares
cut 8 print 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ squares

40- 2″ x 4″ flying geese
cut 40 solid 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles
cut 80 print 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles

32- 8″ x 8″ stars
cut 128 solid 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares
cut 128 print 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares
cut 128 solid 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ squares
cut 128 print 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ squares

24- 8″ x 8″ strip squares (cut after your other fabric pieces are cut; use the remaining fat quarter fabric)
cut 192 print 1 1/2″ strips
cut 48 solid triangles from diagram A

Flying Geese block:
On your 80 print 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the square. Place the print square right sides together on top of the 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ solid rectangle so that the line is placed like in the picture below. Sew on that diagonal line. Trim off excess, making sure you leave a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press open. Repeat for the remaining 39 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ pieces and the 39 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ print squares.

Repeat for the other side.

This is your flying geese block.

You will have 40 of these fully completed.

Pinwheel block:
Take each of your solid squares and draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the fabric. Sew a 1/4″ seam on both sides of the line.

Cut on that line.

Press open. This yields two half square triangles. Layout your two half square triangles as shown below.

Sew. Repeat from beginning of pinwheel directions again.

You now have two of these units. Layout according to picture below.

Pin together and sew. Press open. Your pinwheel block is complete.

Repeat with remaining blocks until you have 52 finished pinwheel blocks.

Star block:
You need 4 of your solid 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ squares and 4 print 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ squares. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the fabric. Place one solid and one print square right sides together.


Sew a 1/4″ seam on each side of the line. Cut on the line.


Press open. You have made your half square triangle. Repeat with the 3 remaining squares of each.


Next you need 2 solid 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares, and 2 of your half square triangles you just made. Sew them together as shown. Press your seams to the left. Repeat once more so you have two like this.


Now, you need 2 half square triangles, and 2 print 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares. Sew together as shown below. Press seams to the right. Repeat again so you have two of these.


Sew the 4 rows that you just made together as shown below to complete your star block. Press your row seams down.
Repeat with remaining fabric, you need 32 completed star blocks.

Strip block:
You need 8 of the 1 1/2″ strips you cut earlier. Sew them together as shown.


I used my 8 1/2″ Omnigrid ruler, and I lined up my diagonal line on the seam that has 4 strips on each side. Trim off the excess that is past your 8 1/2″ square.


Diagram A:

Attach your cut piece from diagram A to one side. Sew press.

Repeat for the other side.

You will have 24 of these completed blocks.

You now need to sew your pieces according to the quilt layout.

Layer, Quilt, and Bind!


1 super cozy comfy quilt measuring 64″ x 80″.

Stacey Carey
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