Sunday Best Quilt

50″ x 50″


Hello! Back with another Moda Bake Shop project, and I hope you love it! Just in case you are getting a little scared by all of those triangles, don’t be…I’ve come up with the best fabric trick ever to make this quick and fun.

The words ‘Sunday Best’ brings back so many memories of growing up in my mother’s home. Sunday Best referred to how we dressed for church, how we behaved, the meal we ate, how we spoke, and how we treated one another. Extra care was given, a little more time was taken to prepare. Sundays were special, and this was reflected in all that we did. Sunday Best is the perfect name for this little quilt in my mind…beautiful, delicate fabric, lots of little triangles, and a little extra effort make this quilt something to treasure.

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3 Charm Packs of Moda Bella Solid – Brown *

3 Charm Packs of Fresh Cottons*

1/4 yard Moda Bella Solid Brown – BINDING

Cut (6) 2 1/4″ x width of fabric strips, join

1 yard Fresh Cottons Chantilly Cream Pinafore Skirt 20133-14 BORDER
Cut (5) 5″ x width of fabric strips, join

3 yards Fresh Cottons Chantilly Cream Medallion Fleur 20132-14 QUILT BACK
Divide the fabric evenly, join lengthwise, and press
58″ x 58″ batting

*For a larger quilt use Layer Cakes, cut into 5″ squares
Create 8 HST (half square triangles) from 2 Charm Squares: 1 Solid, and 1 Print

Use 1/4″ seam allowance throughout
The numbered instructions are listed from left to right:

1. Evenly layer 1 solid charm square, and 1 printed square (right side down)

2. Fold in half, press firmly on the fold for a solid crease

3. Open the folded square, refold in the opposite direction, press firmly on the left side fold, but do not press out the original crease.

4. Press again on the right side fold. The creases will become your sewing guide, so you don’t want to press it out.

5. Open the pressed unit, and pin the center to keep the fabric from shifting.

6. Sew on the diagonal, around the entire charm square unit on all four sides. Marking the lines isn’t necessary – but you can if you would feel more comfortable.

7. Once you have sewn around all four sides, lay unit on a cutting mat (a rotating mat is helpful if you have one), using your ruler, cut the unit into 4 even squares (2 1/2″ each)

8. Using a ruler and marking tool (thin pencil works well), draw a line 1/4″ from either side of the seam line, on all four units.

9. Sew a 1/4″ from the drawn line on all four units

10. Cut units apart on the drawn line

11. Open units, press…all these blocks from 2 5″ squares! 4 2 1/2″ HST, and 4 1 3/4″ HST

12. Set aside the 1 3/4″ HST (these are a bonus, not part of this quilt)

13. Make 100…this will yield 400 HST 2 1/2″ units 

14. Sew a row of four HST

15. Sew together four rows for a block

16. Arrange the blocks in a 5 x 5 grid

17. Sew by rows, join rows, press

18. Adding the border strips: Cut two strips to 41″ each, and two strips to 50″ each (in case of seam allowance variables, it is recommended that you measure the quilt top, before cutting the strips)

19. Add the 41″ border strips to the top, and bottom of the quilt top, press to the borders

20. Add the 50″ left & right side border strip to the l/r sides, press to the borders

21. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing. Quilting with a walking foot is a good solution with all of those seams

Bind and label

    2 Charm Squares (one solid/one print) yield 4 2″ HST finished units, and 4 1 1/4″ HST finished units.

    1 Charm pack yields 168 2″ HST finished units

    1 Layer Cake yields 672 2″ HST finished units
    This quilt is made with 400 2″ HST finished units

    What to do with all of the 1 1/4″ HST units? Pinwheels…lots of pinwheels!


    Take four tiny HST, sew together to form a pinwheel, make two

    Place two pinwheels together, right sides facing

    Sew around the entire unit, leaving a small opening

    Carefully turn inside out, poke out the corners

    Fill with your favorite filling

    Stitch closed

    Add a small button to the center, stitching through the entire pincushion.

    I hope you enjoy this quilt, and this new HST trick! I haven’t tried it on a 10″ Layer Cake, but I’m certain the same method would apply to those as well.


    Welcome Spring

    52″ x 52″

    Hi Quilters…I’m Cherri House of Cherry House Quilts, and this is my first Bake Shop project, it’s an honor to join the Bake Shop bunch!
    I hope you will enjoy making Welcome Spring, a sweet quilt perfect for an afternoon picnic, a lap quilt for sitting out and reading your favorite book, or covering a little who has fallen asleep.

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    1 Jelly Roll (Botany featured by Lauren + Jessi Jung)

    2 yards White Bella Solid (quilt and binding)

    58” x 58” Batting (recommend Hobbs Heirloom Fusible Batting)
    3 yards quilt backing

    Use 1/4″ seam allowance throughout
    Fabric Cutting:

    From the White Solid cut 5 2 1/2″ strips, join strips together; subcut into the following:
    5 each 8 1/2″ strips, 4 each 14 1/2″ strips, 4 each 10 1/2″ strips, 4 each 12 1/2″ strips
    From the White Solid cut 21 1 1/2″ strips, join strips together, subcut into 16 52 1/2″ strips

    From the White Solid cut 6 2 1/4″ strips, joins strips together for binding

    From the Jelly Roll select 17 strips for your quilt, arrange on a design wall in a pleasing manner
    Label strips 1 through 17
    Trim the following amounts from the listed strips:
    From strips 2, 6, 10, and 14 cut 6″ from the bottom of the strip (not the selvage edge)

    From strips 3, 7, 11, and 15 cut 2″ from the bottom of the strip (not the selvage edge)

    From strips 4, 8, 12, and 16 cut 4″ from the bottom of the strip (not the selvage edge)
    Remove nothing from strips 1, 5, 9, 13, and 17

    Assemble strips:

    To strips 1, 5, 9, 13, and 17 add a 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” white strip section to the end, press to the dark
    To strips 2, 6, 10, and 14 add a 2 1/2” x 14 1/2” white strip section to the cut end, press to the dark
    To strips 3, 7, 11, and 15 add a 2 1/2” x 10 1/2” white strip section to the cut end, press to the dark
    To strips 4, 8, 12, and 16 add a 2 1/2” x 12 1/2” white strip section to the cut end, press to the dark
    Piecing the top:
    Stitch a sashing strip to the right of strips 1 through 16, begin from the bottom of the strip (not the selvage end), press to the sashing strip.
    Join strip sections by two’s, press to the sashing strip, again, begin from the bottom of the strip, not the selvage end.
    When all strips are joined, evenly trim the top of the quilt, removing the selvage from the strips.
    Prepare the quilt back:
    Prepare quilt back by dividing 3 yards of backing fabric into 2 equal lengths.
    Join the pieces lengthwise, press open seam allowance
    Prepare to quilt:
    If using fusible batting, cut the batting to 58” x 58”
    Center the quilt top onto the fusible batting, following manufacturers instructions.
    Center the quilt top and batting on the quilt back, and fuse
    Quilting Recommendation:
    Use a walking foot to create long linear lines for a contemporary look.
    Starting in the center of the quilt, stitch in the center of each white sashing strip, moving outward across the quilt in one direction until complete, then repeat on the opposite side.
    Next, using the edge of the walking foot as a guide, stitch on the inside of each fabric strip from the left and right side.
    On the left and right sides of the quilt, stitch and 1/8 of an inch from the raw edge the length of the quilt to secure prior to binding.
    Trim excess fabric and batting around the quilt.
    Binding, label, and enjoy!
    Enough strips for two quilts from each jelly roll
    I hope enjoy making this quick little spring time quilt!