Q&A with Oda May: MBS 411 & Stash Management

Join Oda May today as she answers reader questions! 


Dear Oda May,

I’m new to the Moda Bake Shop, and I’m a bit confused. Are you a store? What are you baking?

Flummoxed in Fort Worth

Dear Flummoxed,

Welcome! The Moda Bake Shop is a division of Moda Fabrics, a multi-line fabric distributor selling to the trade. Imagine that your local quilt shop is a car dealership. Moda made the cars and the Moda Bake Shop is where you go to find out how to soup up your engine. The Moda Bake Shop is not a shop, but a place to come for tutorials that will help you make the most of your Moda pre-cuts – jelly rolls, layer cakes, charm packs, fat quarter and fat eight bundles, etc. (to see all of the different pre-cut varieties, take a look at our {Bakery} page). We named it the Bake Shop because our pre-cuts are little packages of sweet & yummy fabric goodness.

With Fabric Love,


Dear Oda May,

Like most quilters, I have become obsessed with fabric. I have so much that I don’t even know where to start when I finally make time to sew. I need some inspiration for getting my sewing space in shape. Any ideas?

Floundering in Fabric in Phoenix

Dear Floundering,

A tidy stash is the sign of an uncommitted quilter, my dear, so welcome to the club! However, I do sympathize with your plight. It can be daunting to work on a project when your space is a mess. Start to tidy it up by grouping like cuts of fabric: one yard pieces in one spot (fold them all the same way), half yards in another, and so on. Be sure to save a spot on a shelf for your Moda pre-cuts. I find them very inspiring to look at while I sew. I sometimes even take a jelly roll or two off the shelf just to run my fingertips along the perfectly pinked edges. Very inspiring indeed.

If you need more inspiration, check out our mini studio tours from some of the Moda Bake Shop Chefs:

Jo’s Country Junction Studio Tour
Patchwork Posse Studio Tour
Vintage Modern Quilts Studio Tour
Aunt Polly’s Porch Studio Tour
Happy Quilting Studio Tour
Cut to Pieces Studio Tour

Readers, do you have clever stash management tips? Let me know! Email me at modabakeshop{at}unitednotions{dot}com.

With a Well-Managed Stash,

Charmalade Quilt


I am so pleased and excited to be posting my very first Moda Bake Shop project!  I am Pam Lincoln of Mama Spark’s World, and my blog can be found here.    I am a HUGE fan of half square triangles (HST) and hope you are too.  They are so versatile to work with.  I had a lot of fun making this quilt and I hope you will enjoy making one with me.  Let’s get started now shall we?

3 Charm Packs of Marmalade (SKU 55050PP)
2 Charm Packs Moda Bella Snow
1 3/4 yards Moda Bella Snow (borders) (SKU 9900 11)
1/2 yard Marmalade raspberry and white stripe (SKU 55054 12)
4 yards Marmalade Red Flower on Aqua (backing) (SKU 55050 17)


This quilt finishes at 56″ x 68.” Use all 1/4″ seams throughout the project.

Select 65 Marmalade charms to be used for your HSTs.

Select 26 Marmalade charms to set aside to be used for your pieced border (more on this later)

You need 65 Moda Bella Snow charms.  Use these with your 65 Marmalade charm squares to make your Half Square Triangles (130 HST total).  Pair them up.  I like to put the MB Snow on top for ease of viewing my drawn line when it is time to sew.

Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on each of your 65 MB Snow charms.

When you have that done you will sew 1/4″ on either side of the line.

After you have all your units sewn cut them apart on the drawn line.  Press all HST units open with the seams pressed to the dark side.  Each HST unit will need to be trimmed to 4.5″ square.  I love using my 4.5″ruler and a cutting mat that turns to do this.  WEE lots of trimming!!  This will make putting them together much easier too.

The next part is really a lot of fun.  Time to lay out the center of your quilt!  I used the floor but if you have a design wall now is the time to use it.  I found that I needed to make a few more HST units to replace some of the ones I had made originally.  You should have a few to play with, but make sure you saved your border squares out first!!  Lay out the center and move it around until you are happy with your placement.

It is time to sew your squares together into rows.  I chain piece so I put a pin in the square on the left  of each pair and sew from left to right across the row.  So the first pair are the first two in the row, the second pair are 3 and 4 and so on.

Once you have all your rows sewn press each row’s seams in opposite directions ie, even rows to the right odd rows to the left etc.

Next you will be sewing your rows together.  This is where a little bit of time spent pinning helps with not cutting off your points!  If you have pressed your row right and left as above the seams should “nest” like this.  You can check while pinning that the pin is just at the point on each side of the intersection.  I sew right up to the pin and then take it out. 

You can press your seams toward the top or bottom of the quilt, or open it really doesn’t matter, as long as you press them!  The center of your top should now be complete. 

Borders: You should measure your center before you cut these.  I will tell you my measurements but yours may be slightly different from mine.  Always best to measure twice and cut once!

My center, all sewn, measured 40.5″ x 52.5″

First Snow Borders:

Cut 2 strips 2.5″ x WOF (width of fabric).  You will use this for the top and bottom borders.

Using your width measurement (mine was 40.5″) Cut 2

I sewed my top and bottom first so I did not need to piece them.

Match the center of the border strip with the center of your quilt and pin.  Pin border at both ends.  Place pins in between easing as necessary.  Sew top and bottom border to quilt, press to the border.

Cut 3 strips 2.5″ x WOF .  Sew these together and press the seams open, this will be used for your sides.

Measure your top length with the new borders and cut two strips from the three strips you sewed together to match this measurement.  Mine was 2.5″ x 56.5″

These will be your side borders.

To make sure your borders fit fold the border in half and pin at the halfway point on the center part of your quilt and then pin the ends.  You can ease in the border or the center if necessary.  Pin borders along the way before sewing in place.  Sew side borders, press to the border.

Pieced Borders

You should have 26 Marmalade charm squares selected for your pieced borders.  You will need to cut each square 2.5″ x 4.5″

*Tip if you are using directional fabric you may want to cut some horizontally and some vertically.

I made stacks for each border before I sewed them together.  Two stacks of 12 (top and bottom borders) and 2 stacks of 14 (side borders).

Sewing end to end sew 2 strips using 14 of the 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles(these will be the sides) and 2 strips using 12 rectangles (these will be the top and bottom) to make 4 long strips.  Press seams in one direction.  I sewed each side row using the same fabrics in the same order and flipped them when I sewed them onto the quilt.  For instance in the photo above the dots would be on the left for the top border and on the right for the bottom border, but you can sew them randomly or in any pattern you like!

Pin the side borders first, matching the center of the border with the center of the quilt.  Pin each end, and along the border.  Ease as necessary.  Press to the colored border to minimize any show through.  Apply top and bottom borders in this same way.

Second Snow Borders:

Cut 7 strips 4.5″ x WOF

Sew 2 sets of 2 strips to be used for your your side borders.  Press seams open.  Again, measure your quilt top and cut your border length to fit the measurement of your top.

 I cut my side borders 60.5″ x 4.5 “

Pin side borders by matching the center of your border to the center of your quilt and match up your ends.  Pin border to your quilt and ease as necessary.  Sew side borders to the quilt top.  Press to the outer, snow border.

Sew the remaining 3 strips together.  Pressing seams open.   Measure your top and use that measurement to cut your top and bottom borders from this strip.

My measurement was 56.5″ x 4.5″.

Pin top and bottom borders by matching the center of your border to the center of your quilt and match up your ends.  Pin border to your quilt and ease as necessary.  Sew top and bottom borders to your quilt top.    Press to the outer, snow border. 

Wow, can you believe it?  Your top is now all finished!  On to the back.

Backing:

Cut your 4 yard piece in half.  Remove the selvages.  Putting right sides together sew along the 72″ side lining up the top and bottom.  Press your seam open.

Sandwich your quilt top, batting and backing together and quilt as desired.  I chose feathers and straight lines. My friend, Liz, that has a long arm instructed me in how to make the feathers using her machine, she did the the circles and then I did all the straight lines using my Bernina.

Binding:

I chose a stripe for my binding and cut it on the bias.  You will have half a yard for binding.  I cut my strips 2.5″, sewed the cut strips together into one long piece and pressed the strip in half width wise.   Apply binding using your favorite method and voila! You have a wonderful finished quilt!!

I hope you have enjoyed making this charming little quilt with me and I would love to see your finished quilts.  Please post them in my Flickr group.  If you have any questions or if something is unclear please let me know and I would be happy to help you out!

 
 This recipe yields one 56″ x 68″quilt, perfect for a couch throw or a great picnic quilt too!

Please stop by and visit me over at my blog.  I would love to have you stop in.  Also, if you make a quilt from this tutorial please link up to the Flickr group here.  I really enjoyed making this quilt and sharing it with everyone!

~XOP~
Pamela Lincoln

{mamaspark.blogspot.com}

 Oh and thanks to my quilt tester, Jack

Love It, Pin It, Win It: WINNERS!

{fabrics shown are from our September lines: Duck Duck Goose Flannels by Ingrid Slyder, Mod Century by Jenn Ski, Gypsy Girl by Lily Ashbury, Odds and Ends by Julie Comstock, Padstow Range by Cabbages & Roses, Collections for a Cause: Warmth by Howard Marcus, Chateau Rouge by French General, Windsor Lane by Bunny Hill Designs, Everlastings by Sandy Gervais, Cinnamon Spice by Blackbird Designs, Harvest Moon by Kansas Troubles, Wee Wovens by Moda Fabrics}

Click through to see who won!


Thanks to everyone who took part in our Love It, Pin It, Win It contest. It is time to announce the winners. Drum roll please….

The winners are:

1. Grand prize winner Abby Latimer, who pinned {Jera Brandvig’s Summer Love Quilt}

2. Erin Norton, who pinned {Kim Niedzwiecki’s Cathedral Window Pincushion}

3. Brynn Elliot, who pinned {Stefanie Roman’s Charming Stars Quilt}

4. Brandy Fishback, who pinned {Jane Davidson’s Children’s Bed Runner & Matching Quilt}

From the Linky Party entries:

5. Brenna from Life After Laundry who chose {Salt Water Taffy by Crystal Hendrix} as her favorite recipe

6. Mamaladybug from Just a Glimpse who chose {Eli’s Wheels Quilt by Mary Lane Brown} as her favorite

Congratulations to our winners! Please send your full name and mailing address to modabakeshop@unitednotions.com so we can get your prizes in the mail.

Thanks to everyone who pinned along.

Mod Nine Patch Quilt

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Hi there, I’m Elizabeth Dackson from Don’t Call Me Betsy, and I’m so happy to be back at the Moda Bake Shop for another quilt tutorial! This super simple quilt is a great way to feature your favorite colors and prints! I used Ellen Luckett Baker’s gorgeous Quilt Blocks collection, full of fun, vibrant colors and paired it with several coordinating solids. This quilt pattern comes together very quickly and can easily be whipped up in a weekend! If you make a quilt using this Mod Nine Patch quilt tutorial, I’d love to see it in my Flickr group.

1 fat quarter bundle of 30 prints or more – I used Ellen Luckett Baker’s gorgeous Quilt Blocks collection
1/4 yd of five different coordinating solids – I used Moda Bella Solids in Fuschia, Amelia Blue, Lime, Silver, Turquoise, and Surf
1 yd white background fabric
5/8 yd binding of your choice
4 1/4 yds backing of your choice
70″ x 90″ batting

Cutting:
1. Sort your fat quarter bundle into color stacks, for a total of five colors. From each color group, cut:
(6) 4 1/2″ squares for the center of your blocks
(24) 4 1/2″ squares to surround the center of your blocks

2. From your coordinating solids, cut:
(6) 7″ squares from each, 30 total

3. From your white background fabric, cut:
(30) 7″ squares

4. From your binding, cut:
(8) 2 1/2″ x WOF strips

Block Assembly:
1. Let’s begin by making some half-square triangles (HSTs). Pair one white 7″ square with a coordinating solid 7″ square, right sides together. Sew a scant 1/4″ all the way around.

On your cutting mat, cut across both diagonals of your square, creating four HST units. Press seams open. Trim each HST unit to 4 1/2″, aligning the 45 degree mark on a quilting ruler with your seam.

 

Repeat for all white squares and solid squares, creating a total of 120 half-square triangle units.

2. Next, choose a color to begin working with. I chose to start with my pink blocks. Sew two surrounding 4 1/2″ squares on the right and left sides of a center square, as shown. This creates the middle row of your block.

3. To create the top and bottom rows, use a coordinating surrounding 4 1/2″ square in the center and add two HST units to the right and left sides as shown below.

4. Sew the block together, sewing two rows together at a time. Press seams open to finish block.

5. Repeat steps 1 – 4 to create a total of 30 blocks.

6. Lay your blocks out in six rows of five blocks each, in an order that’s pleasing to you. Sew blocks together into rows, then sew rows together to finish quilt top.

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7. Baste, quilt, and bind as desired.

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One beautiful 60″ x 72″ quilt!

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Happy sewing!!

Elizabeth Dackson
{Don’t Call Me Betsy}

1 Million Pillowcase Challenge Blog Hop

Today the Moda Bake Shop is hosting the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge blog hop! Oda May whipped up a pillowcase to share with you.
Hello, Moda Bake Shop readers and blog hoppers! I made my pillowcase using All People Quilt’s free pattern for a basic pillowcase + a few modifications to make it Moda Bake Shop ready. Click here for the basic pillowcase pattern.

The steps below tell you how to modify the cuff of the pillowcase. Use a 1/4” seam for piecing. Assembly seams are 1/2″ as indicated in the basic pillowcase pattern.


3/4 yard fabric for pillowcase body {Bella Solids 9900 73 – Clover used}
4 layer cake squares {Oh Deer! by MoMo used}


Cut your solid fabric to 26.5″ x 41″ as indicated in the basic pillowcase pattern. Cut your width of fabric carefully so that you have two 1.25″ strips from each end. This will be used to piece the cuff.

Cut your 1.25″ strips to lengths of 10″. Sew a strip to one side of three of your layer cake squares (remember, a 1/4″ seam). Press seams. Sew all strips together so there is a solid strip between each layer cake:

Proceed with the rest of the basic pillowcase instructions (use a 1/2″ seam for here on out).


A pretty patchwork pillowcase!

 Ready to sew up a few pillocases? Don’t forget to Hop on over to the other blogs on the hop for more inspiration:

{And don’t forget to let APQ know that you made and donated a pillowcase to help them reach ONE MILLION.}

1. Welcome from American Patchwork & Quilting {www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff}
2. Rashida Coleman-Hale {www.iheartlinen.typepad.com}
3. Olivia and Alayna’s Pillowcase Project {www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff}
4. Morgan’s Smile Factory {www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff}
5. Pat Sloan {blog.patsloan.com}
6. Northcott {pattispatchwork.com}
7. Betsy Chutchian {betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com}
8. Vanessa Christenson {www.vanessachristenson.com}
9. Andover Fabrics {blog.andoverfabrics.com}
10. Laurie Simpson {minickandsimpson.blogspot.com}
11. Oak Hill, Ohio {www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff}
12. Robert Kaufman Fabrics {www.swatchandstitch.com}
13. Pam Buda{www.heartspunquilts.blogspot.com}
14. Indygo Junction {www.indygojunction.com/blog}
15. 4-H {www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff}
16. Katie Hennagir {baywindowquiltshop.wordpress.com}
17. Anni Downs {hatchedandpatched.typepad.com}
18. FreeSpirit Fabrics {www.freespiritfabric.blogspot.com}
19. American Patchwork & Quilting Staff {www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff}
20. Patty Young {modkidboutique.blogspot.com}
21. Moda Fabrics {modafabrics.blogspot.com}
22. Monica Solorio-Snow {thehappyzombie.com/blog}
23. Moda Bake Shop {www.modabakeshop.com}
24. Andover Fabrics {blog.andoverfabrics.com}
25. Roseann Kermes from Rosebud’s Cottage {rosebudscottage.typepad.com}
26. Ann Kelle for Shannon Fabrics {www.annkelle.com/category/blog}
27. Therm O Web {blog.thermoweb.com}
28. Edyta Sitar {www.laundrybasketquilts.com/blog}
29. Fabri-Quilt {inspiredbyfabric.blogspot.com}
30. Cherri House {www.cherryhousequilts.com}

APQ Pillowcase Challenge!

Happy sewing!

Vintage Modern Bow Tie Quilt



 Hi! it is Ann from A Girl in Paradise, and I am so happy to be sharing my first project here at Moda Bake Shop.  This tutorial is for a traditional bow tie quilt that I have re-designed to use layer cake pre-cuts with set in seams. I have come up with an easy way to cut the blocks without using templates, generating very little waste by using the pre-cut layer cakes.

Quilt Top
1 Moda Vintage Modern layer cake
2.5 yards of off-white fabric for the background and borders

Backing
3.5 yards of your choice of a coordinating printed fabric

Binding
0.5 yard of another coordinating fabric

Cut each layer cake (or 10″ square) into three 3.25″ strips.  Then with each strip, cut two 3.25″ squares and one 2.5″ square.

Cut one corner off of all the 3.25″ squares but not the 2.5″ square as instructed below.  This will allow you to easily set in your seams for each block. 

Place your 3.25″ square, point to point, or on the 45 degree line on your cutting mat.  Line up your ruler and make a cut 1.25″ in from the edge of the corner point as shown in the picture above.

Once you have your layer cake cut you will need to cut the off-white background fabric.  Cut twenty 3.25″ strips from your background fabric.  Then, cut all of those strips into 3.25″ squares.  In total, you will need to cut two-hundred forty [240] 3.25″ squares.  Finally, cut the 1.25″ point off each square as you did before.

For each bow tie block you will need:

  • Two 3.25″ squares of the off-white background fabric
  • Two 3.25″ squares of the printed layer cake fabric
  • One 2.5″ square of the printed layer cake fabric


Note: Each 10″ square of the layer cake will make three 5.75″ unfinished blocks once you add the off-white background fabric.  One layer cake plus the background fabric will give you 126 total blocks.  You will need 120 blocks for this quilt.

Now, let’s put our block together as pictured in the steps above.
Steps 1 & 2 – sew your two printed 3.25″ squares to your printed 2.5″ square along the edge where you previously cut off your point.  Make sure you start and end your stitches 0.25″ on each side, as pictured.  Do not sew edge to edge.
Step 3 – now add your off-white background fabric to the printed bow tie with the right sides together.  Place a pin where one of the two existing seams meet, roughly 0.25″ in from the edge.
Step 4 – start your first stitch just beyond that pin to the outer edge.
Step 5 – in order to sew the inside seam, you will again need to place your pin where the second seam meets, roughly 0.25″ in from the edge.
Step 6 – start your first stitch just beyond that pin, sewing until you reach the first set of stitches.
Step 7 – line up your printed and off-white background fabric corner to corner, and sew from the outer edge until you reach the inside seam.
Step 8 – repeat by adding the second off-white background fabric piece to the other side of the bow tie.
Step 9 – then press the block.
Now that we have our blocks done, let’s start laying out our quilt.  As I am sure you already know, there are countless layout options when working with bow tie blocks.  For this quilt, I decided to go with a bow tie circle block.  
First, I took four random bow tie blocks and laid them out to create a bow tie circle.  I sewed the top two blocks together, and then the bottom two blocks together as pictured above.  I pressed the seams open, then sewed the top blocks to the bottom blocks creating the bow tie circle block.  Finally, I pressed each bow tie circle block and trimmed them square.  I find that trimming makes all of the blocks consistent and easy for you to line up when putting your quilt top together.
In a random order lay out and sew together five bow tie circle blocks across and six bow tie circle blocks down.  You will need a total of 30 bow tie circle blocks for this quilt. 
After I finished putting the all of the bow tie circle blocks together, then I pressed them.  Next, I added my borders by cutting six 3.25″ strips from the remaining off-white fabric.  Finally, I pressed my completed quilt top. 
Now that your quilt top is ready, sandwich it with your batting and backing fabric.  Machine or hand quilt as desired.  Add your binding to finish your bow tie quilt.

One throw quilt measuring approximately 68″ by 58″.  

Don’t forget to stop by and say Hi!  You can visit me at A Girl in Paradise for some more quilt inspiration and tutorials.

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Ann McKinney

 

School Spirit Quilt

Hello…it’s Jo and Kelli from Jo’s Country Junction.  Some time ago while browsing the internet we saw a beautiful picture of an antique quilt done in red, white and black.  A couple days later we saw that Sweetwater had a new fabric line out, “Mama Said Sew” made in the similar colors.  That same day someone called and asked if we would donate a quilt for an upcoming school benefit.  Being our school colors are red, white and black, everything clicked and before we knew it we had designed a pattern inspired by the antique quilt and Sweetwater’s “Mama Said Sew” fabric line for the upcoming school benefit.
Stop on over to our blog, Jo’s Country Junction, to sign up for a great giveaway that will get you
started on your very own project using Sweetwater’s Sew Mama Sew!


Mama Said Sew Fat Quarter Bundle
5/8 yard binding
1 1/4 yard outer border
1/4 yard extra of your favorite red from the line
1 yard Country Red Moda Solid for setting triangles
6 yards backing

 Sort your fat quarters into five piles.  Using the Mama Said Sew line, I created the following piles; red, light with red accents, black, light with black or gray accents, and gray.  I also set aside the prints that were either all light with no accents, as well as those lights that had highlights of red, gray, and black. 
You will need a total of:
                -9 light with red accents (I added a few of the lights that were set aside to get a total of 9)
                -6 red fat quarters + quarter yard red print
                -5 black fat quarters
                -5 light fat quarter with black or gray accents
                -3 gray fat quarters
Cutting Instructions
1.  Begin with the red focused blocks.  As 64 red blocks are needed, you will need to cut 2- 5”x22” strips from 7 of the red focused lights.  Cut one 5” strip from the remaining light fat quarters with red accents.  Subcut each of these strips into 5” squares to yield 64 light with red accent squares.  These will be used for the block centers
2.  From the lights with red accents, cut a total of 13 sets of 2” strips.  Subcut  into 2” squares.  Organize squares into sets of four.  You will be cutting a total of 65 sets and will be using 64 of the sets in the flip corners of the red blocks.
3.  From the red prints,  cut each into a total of 12-1 ½” strips.  After cutting each fat quarter into 12 strips, set the strips aside in a group.  From each set, cut 5 of the strips into 5” lengths and cut 7 of the strips into 7” strips.  You will have a total of 20-5” strips and 21-7” strips.  Set aside the 21st 7” strip.
Using the quarter yard of red, cut a total of three 1 ½ “ strips.  Cut these strips into a total of 8 5” strips and 8 7” strips.
4.  Using the 5 black fat quarters, cut 2-5”x22” strips from each fat quarter.  Cut each strip into 4-5” squares for a total of 50 5” squares.  Set one aside.
5.  From the grey fat quarters, cut a total of 10 sets of 2” strips.  Subcut these strips into 2” squares, organizing them into sets of four.  You will be using 49 of these sets for the flip corners on the dark blocks.
6.  Using the 5 light fat quarters with gray or black accents, cut a total of 12-1 ½” strips from each fat quarter; set the strips from each fat quarter aside in a group.  From each set of 12 strips, use 5 to cut a total of 20-5” strips and a total of 21-7” strips. 
7.  Using the solid red fabric, cut 3 strips 10 ½” strips.  Subcut the strips into 8-10 ½” squares.  Cut the squares twice diagonally to yield a total of 32 triangles to be used as setting triangles.  Using the remaining fabric, cut 2-5 ½” squares.  Cut each square once diagonally to be used as the corner setting triangles.
Sewing Instructions
1.  To make one red square, you will need one light 5” square, 2 matching 1 ½” x 5” red strips, and 2 matching 1 ½” x 7” red strips.  Sew the 5” strips to opposite sides of the 5” square.  Press seam to the outside 1 ½” strips.


 Sew the 7” strips to the remaining sides.  Press to the outside 1 ½” strips.  Repeat to make a total of 64 blocks.

2.  Using a set of 4 light 2” squares, place each square on a corner of the block, right sides together.  Sew diagonally across the 2” square.  Repeat to cover each corner.  Trim one quarter of an inch from the outside of the seam. 

Press to the corner triangle.

Continue on each of the 64 blocks.

3.  Making the dark square is similar.  You will need one black 5” square, 2 matching 1 ½” x 5” light strips with black or gray accents, and 2 matching 1 ½” x 7” light strips with black or gray accents.  Sew the 5” strips to opposite sides of the 5” square.  Press to the dark center.  Sew the 7” strips to the remaining sides.  Press to the dark center.  Repeat to make a total of 49 blocks.

4.  Using a set of 4 gray 2” squares, place each square on a corner of the block, right sides together.  Sew diagonally across the 2” square.  Repeat to cover each corner.  Trim approximately one quarter of an inch from the outside seam.  Press to the corner triangle.  Repeat for each corner.  Continue to create flip corners on each of the 49 black/gray blocks.

Quilt Layout

1.  Sew the blocks together on point as shown alternating red and black blocks and adding the setting triangles.  Press well.

2.  From the border fabric, cut 8-4 ½” strips.  Join end to end.  Lay out and measure the quilt through the middle of the quilt.  Cut two border strips to this measurement.  Sew onto the appropriate sides of the quilt.  Repeat to add the border on the other side.

3.  Quilt as desired.  Bind using 2 ½” double fold binding.

83″ x 83″ quilt

Jo and Kelly Kramer
{www.joscountryjunction.com}