"Awesome" Lap Quilt

Hi, I’m Jamie from SunFlower Seeds and this is my third Moda Bake Shop project. I hope you like it!  It comes together rather quickly and will add that touch of fall to your house!  I really think this quilt would be cute in any holiday color and can’t wait to see what ya’ll come up with!  Stop by our blog for a giveaway honoring our new MBS project!  Enjoy!  If you’re going to Quilt Market or Festival stop by our shop located 15 minutes north of downtown Houston!

-1 Jelly Roll (JR)                                                                                                                                                     
-3 yds yards of backing fabric


* We pulled out 5 solid JR strips to be used later for the binding. 
*1/4″ seam allowance for entire quilt
*Press all seams open.


1. Choose 16 JR strips (we used dots and stripes)

2. Take 13 JR strips and cut each as follows:
four- 7 1/2” pieces
four- 3” pieces

3. Take the 14th JR strip and cut as follows:
two- 7 1/2” pieces
two-3” pieces

4. Cut the 15th JR strip as follows:
14- 2 ½” pieces

5. Cut the 16th JR strip as follows:
13- 2 1/2″ pieces

6. Mix & Match the 2 ½” middle squares with two each of the larger pieces (same fabric).

7. Sew one 2 ½” square in the middle of two matching 3” pieces along the 2 ½” side. Press.

8. Next, sew two matching 7 1/2” pieces on both long sides to make a block.

9. Repeat steps 6-8 until you have 27 completed blocks. Press all blocks.  Square up/trim all blocks to 6.5″ X 7 1/4″.

10. Sew three completed blockstogether. Make sure the long 7 1/4” sides on top and bottom. See photo:

11. Repeat until you have nine complete rows.  Press.


1. Choose 18 JR strips and set aside the remaining JR strips for binding. (We chose all the strips that had patterns and set aside the solid strips for binding).

2. Cut the following from each of the 18 JR strips:
one- 14.5” piece
one- 28” piece

-You should have 18- 14.5” pieces and 18- 28” pieces.

3. Mix and Match your pieces and sew together as follows:

Sew three 14.5” pieces together six times. Sew three 28” pieces together six times.

-You should have 6- 14.5” stripe rows and 6- 28” stripe rows.


1. Sew three rows as follows:
one-14.5” stripe row THEN one square row THEN one-14.5” row.

-You should have three rows total like this. Press.

2. Sew six rows as follows:
one- 28” stripe row THEN one square row.

-You should have six rows total like this. Press.

3. Lay out rows as shown in photo:

4. Sew rows together matching up squares, and pin in place. You will be matching up one square on each row. See photo:

-Your rows will be a little off on the ends and will need to be trimmed after all sewn together. Press all rows.

*TIP: Sew every three rows to help match up squares then sew the three sections together to complete the top.

5. Quilt as desired.


1. Take the 5 solid JR strips for the binding. Sew all these strips together (short ends) to make 1 continuous strip. Fold binding in half wrong sides together and press. Attach binding to right side of quilt (raw edges even) and machine stitch all the way around. Turn binding to back and hand stitch down. 

You’re finished! Enjoy your “Awesome” lap quilt! I hope you enjoyed making this quilt!

48″ x 55″

Jamie Mueller


Mr. Jack’s Bowtie Quilt Block

This block sample uses leftover 5” charm squares from Awesome by Sandy Gervais. What a lovely 3D block for a fall quilt!

1 – 5” charm square for background
1 – 5” charm square for bowtie (I used two for mine – one for the “bow” and one for the “tie”)
2 – 5” charm squares for border
1 – 5” charm square for backing
1 – 5” x 5” piece of batting


1. Cut two – 2” squares from background square.
2. Cut two – 2” squares from bowtie fabric AND one – 2” square for tie.
3. From one of the border strips cut 2 – 1 1/4” x 5” strips. From the other border square
cut 2 – 1 1/4” x 3 1/2” strips. ( I like to be sure that one long side of each of my border strips has the
saw tooth cut on it. This will prevent fraying and eliminate the need for finishing the edges!).
1. Fold one of the tie squares in half, WRONG sides together. Lay this on top of a right side up
background square. The fold should run along the middle of the background square and the raw
edges should be even.
2. Lay a bowtie square, right side down over the top of the pieces in step 1. Match the raw edges. Pin along one of the edges where the two full squares and the folded side of the center square meet. Sew along this edge.

3. Fold the two full squares away from the middle square, tie square should be on the bottom. Lay the free side of the middle folded on the right side of a background square, right sides together. Lay a bowtie square over these squares, right sides and raw edges matching. Pin and sew along edge.
4. This is the tricky part – match the bow fabric to the background fabric on each side of the folded tie square forming a pocket in the folded square. Match centers and raw edges. Pin carefully checking that only the raw edges of the middle folded square are caught in the seam. Sew. This may take a little fiddling to keep only the raw edges of the middle square caught in the seam – the easiest way seems to be to sew to the center and leaving the needle down in the fabric, lift the presser foot and realign the second half of the block. Continue sewing to the end.
5. Open up your bowtie block and voila! There you have a bowtie block. Press block from the back. Your block should measure 3 1/2” square.

6. Attach the two 3 1/2” x 5” strips to opposite sides of the bowtie block. Press seams to the border.

7. Attach the two 5” x 5” strips to the remaining two sides. Press seams to the border.
8. Layer backing square right side down, then fusible product on top of backing square with fusible side
up. Lay bowtie block on top of fusible with right side up. Press.
9. Quilt as desired. Sample is stitched in the ditch around the bowtie shape and along the border.

One 5″ decorative Mr. Jack’s Bowtie.

Claudia Vess
{Breezeway Quilts}

Missy’s Fall Garden Quilt

Louisiana has suffered a long, hot, humid summer. Anything reminding us of cooler fall weather was needed, so here came the idea of creating a Fall Quilt Garden from the Moda designs of Sandy Gervais, called “Awesome”. This quilt uses every one of the 42 swatches from the Layer Cake and provides a variety of fall flowers scattered in field of soft white.

Hi, my name is Jamie with L’ Fair Quilts, and I hail from the most southern part of Louisiana — further south than New Orleans! I am a baby boomer closing in on retirement age (although no plans to leave a 36 year career in finance — yet) and very excited to expand my quilting hobby. I have been watching the internet quilt world from afar and decided it was time to jump in head first. I started a blog this past January, and created a “hobby” pattern/quilt line under the name L’Fair Quilts (a play on my last name).
I hope you enjoy my first Moda Bake Shop submission and look forward to coming back again every so often to share my love of quilting.

  • 1 Layer Cake, “Awesome” by Sandy Gervais (contains 42 – 10″ x 10″ swatches)
  • 2 1/4 yards solid background, Moda Bella Snow (#9900-11)
  • 1 1/4 yards orange solid by Sandy Gervais for inner border and binding
  • 1 3/4 yards large print by Sandy Gervais for outside border (#17541)
  • 4 1/2 yards backing


From Layer Cake:

  • Cut each 10″ x 10″ fabric swatch into four 5″ x 5″ squares, yielding 42 sets of flower petals.

From Background Fabric:

  • Cut 9 – 2″ strips, subcut to 168 – 2″ squares
  • Draw a diagonal line on each of the 2″ squares
  • Cut 15 – 3 1/2″ strips, subcut to 168 – 3 1/2″ squares
  • Draw a diagonal line on each of the 3 1/2 squares, and another line 1/2″ apart (for snacks later in another project).

From Orange Solid:

  • Cut 14 – 2 1/2″ strips for inner border and binding, pieced diagonally to make inner border and binding:
  • Subcut to 2 – 2 1/2″ x 63 1/2″ for sides
  • Subcut to 2 – 2 1/2″ x 58 1/2″ for top and bottom
  • Use remaining for binding

From Large Print:

  • Cut 8 – 6 1/2″ strips, pieced diagonnally to make outside borders
  • Subcut to 2 – 6 1/2″ x 67 1/2″ for sides
  • Subcut to 2 – 6 1/2″ x 70 1/2″ for top and bottom

Sew a 2″ background square to the top right hand corner of each 5″ square.

Trim each corner as pictured below and press open the background square.

Sew a 3 1/2″ background square to the top left hand corner of each 5″ square, then run a second stitch along the other drawn line.

Cut between the lines, press open (and don’t forget to save those trimmed leftovers for snacks in future projects). If you have a chance to visit my blog later on, you may even find the quilt top I made with my leftovers!

Assemble each of the 42 flowers, sewing the top two petals, then the bottom two — helpful hint: don’t cut the thread between the top and bottom. When you sew the top and bottom together, the thread keeps the intersection in tact for a perfect matching of seams.

Open the center intersection (clip the little thread first) and press counter-clockwise.


  • For the top, layout is 6 flower blocks across and 7 rows down.
  • Add side inner borders, then add top and bottom inner borders.
  • Add side outside borders, then add top and bottom inner borders.
  • Layer top, batting, and backing …. quilt as desired!

A finished quilt measuring 70″ x 79″, with each finished flower measuring 9″.

Jamie in Louisiana