Apple Cinnamon Quilt

Hello this is Crystal Hendrix from Hendrixville to present you another tutorial. Here is a fun queen size quilt that would look good in any color combinations! I hope you enjoy! This version is perfectly lovely for Christmas in July.

3 Layer Cakes – Double Chocolate by 3 Sisters
1 yard Red 3840 32 (Border)
1 1/2 yards Brown 3835 41 (Border
9 3/8 yards Blue 4092 13 (Backing and Border)
  *Approximately 1 1/2 yards is used for the Border
1 1/4 yards Cream 3840 34 (Binding)

Warning: Everyone knows that when you get pregnant your brain does funny things…thus I have a pregnant brain and if something does not make sense please let me know and I will try my best to explain and help you all that I can!

This quilt is made up of a set of 56 blocks that is then surrounded by 4 different borders. At any time you can subtract a row or column of blocks or even a layer or two, but know that it will not then coordinate with the instructions below.

While sewing make sure that you use a 1/4″ seam line through out the whole quilt. 

Here is the cutting instructions for all 56 blocks:

# per block # total
Red: 4 – 2″x2″ 224
Cream: 4 – 2″x6″ 224
Brown: 1 – 4 3/8″x4 3/8″ 56
Blue: 2 – 3 7/8″x3 7/8″ 112- squares
*cut each into a diagonal 224- diagonals

Cutting Instructions for Borders: (lengths of borders will be given below)

Border #1 
With blue fabric cut 7 strips of 4.5″xWOF. 
Border #2
With your layer cake pieces you will need to cut it into 4 pieces to create a charm piece (5×5″). You will need 68 charm pieces or 17 layer cake pieces. You can choose a random pattern or you can cut according to make a color coordinated pattern. You will use two sets of 15 (top and bottom) and two sets of 19 (left and right sides).
Border #3
With the red fabric cut 9 strips of 3.25″ x WOF.

Border #4
With brown fabric cut 10 strips of 5″ x WOF.

Now lets begin assembling our blocks. You will need to make a total of 56 blocks.

I like to lay out my blocks so I know what they are going to look like, so #1 lay how your block. This will help you get the desired look of your block and will allow you to make any color patterns that you would like (I did not use any pattern but did a random pattern).

#2 Pin two of your blue triangles to each side of your block. (Tip: fold your block into 4 so you can find your center mark – this allows you to line up your points easier). #3 Sew each triangle on to the sides and then press seam.

#4 Grab your other two diagonal blue pieces and #5 pin them to your block and then #6 sew them on and then press seam.

I like at this point to trim up my newly made squares, so that the next steps go easier. #7 trim your squares to measure 6 x 6″ (Tip: when trimming make sure that you measure a 1/4″ from the point of the brown square, this will allow your points to be lined up perfecting when adding the border pieces of the block). #8 Lay your block out now and then #9 sew the top, middle and bottom pieces together and press seams. I lay them back out afterwards to make sure that I did it right (believe it or not, I do mess up in this area more often than you would think).

#10 Now pin your pieces together (I like to do it at the seam lines, this allows it so that my seams all line up and match), sew and press. #11 Now trim your blocks to a 9 x 9″ block. (Please forgive this picture, when editing I though it was a picture of the finished block I was using – so imagine that this block has the border pieces on). #12 Finish making the other 55 blocks.

Now it’s time to assemble the quilt! When assembling my quilt top I did a random order, I just grab a block and added it. If you are doing a random order, this eliminates laying it all out and then labeling rows, but do whatever you desire. #13 Sew and press your 56 blocks into a 7×8 block pattern. So this is 7 rows of 8 blocks or 8 rows of 7 blocks. I sewed all the rows together and then added all the rows together. Make sure you press all your seams as you go.

#14 Now with our first border we will now sew together our 7 strips of blue to make 2 sets of 4.5 x 60″ and 2 sets if 4.5 x 76.5″. Now the shorter sets are sewn to the top and the longer sets are sewn to the sides. Press all seams.

For the second border we are using layer cake pieces that we cut into charm pieces. I did try to do a color pattern and it does line up properly but if you are going to do a random order feel free to do so. #15 Sew two sets of 15 charm pieces. The colors shown above is the color pattern I used. Just make sure that you keep your bottom and top separate as it will make a difference.

#16 Sew together 2 sets of 19 charm pieces. Once again these are the color patterns I used and again make sure you keep your left and right sides separate and labeled if you are using a color pattern.

You don’t have to use my color pattern but can create your own.

#17 Making sure that you have your sides separated, add the top and bottom first then your sides. I like to pin my charm sets the quilt top so I can line up my seams as well and make sure that I line up the border correctly.

#18 with your third border take your strips and make 2 sets of 3.25 x 77″ and 2 sets of 3.25 x 91.5″. Sew the shorter pieces to the top and the longer pieces to the sides of your quilt top. Make sure you press your seams.

Once again you can see that my editing skills are lacking. So we will continue on with #18 – but make it part b! With your fourth and final border make 2 sets of 5 x 82.5″ and 2 sets of 5 x 100.5″. Once again sew the shorter sets to the top and bottom and the longer pieces to the sides. Press your seams.

#19 Your quilt top is now finished! Baste, quilt and bind as desired!

When you are finished you will end up with a queen size quilt approximately 91″ x 100″. I consider this to be my modern take on this type of block quilt. Some may say otherwise but to me, it is more modern.

This will look amazing on the back of your couch that you can grab when you want to snuggle while watching a good movie or read a good book. It will also look amazing on your bed!

If you have any questions please let me know! I am fully aware that I am not perfect and appreciate any pointers that I made a “goof”. Enjoy!

Crystal Hendrix

Kissing Stars Quilt

Hello! It’s Crystal Hendrix again! I want to thank you all for your support and love that you have had for my previous tutorials! Thank you all for having patience with me when you discover that I am human! The main point is that quilting is fun and if you don’t make a mistake you don’t learn anything!

Today I bring you Kissing Stars made from the line, Flirt by Sandy Gervais. I fell in love with this line as soon as I saw it! I just love the greys, pinks,reds and teals that it showcases! This is a very popular block and there are tons of great tutorials that you can find out there, but I hope you like mine and that it teaches you how to make a good star block!

This is a LARGE quilt but the great thing about it is you can leave off rows or columns to fit any size bed or quilt size you want! Love that about this pattern! Now I am happy to present the tutorial, Kissing Stars!

For the Blocks:
1 Layer Cake + 2 Charm Packs  OR  6 Charm Packs  : Flirt by Sandy Gervais
1 Layer Cake + 2 Charm Packs  OR  6 Charm Packs : Moda Solid White (another good color that would go great with this is the Bella Solids : Gray, Zen Gray or Feather)

For the Border:
1 1/2 yards 17701-14 (or any other color combo you would like)

For the Binding & Backing:
 3/4 yards 17705-22 (or any other color combo you would like)
8 1/4 yards 7521-552 (or any other color combo you would like)

*Notes*     – Use a 1/4″ seam allowance through out the whole quilt
                      – When I refer to the term “solid color” this is my Bella White solid color.
                      – To make 30 blocks you will need 240 Flirt charm pieces and 240 solid color charm pieces. Each charm pack has a total of 42 pieces in each. This comes out to 5.7 charm packs needed. If you use a layer cake, you can cut it down to 4 charm packs. This is what I have done with my layer cake. So if you are using a layer cake, cut it all into 4 – 5″ squares and this will give you your charm pieces. Then you can either use 2 more charm packs or 1/2 of another layer cake.
                      – WOF = Width of Fabric. This is usually 45″ but after trimming off the selvedge edges you end up with either 42″ to 40″ left. This is still the WOF.

For this pattern we are working with a 5 x 6 layout design for a total of 30 blocks.

For each block you will need:
4 – 5″ charm pieces of your solid color
8 – 5″ charm pieces of Flirt ( This is 8 DIFFERENT charm pieces)
4 – 4.5″ x 4.5″ of your solid color

For the entire quilt you will need:
120 – 5″ charm pieces of your solid color
240 – 5″ charm pieces of Flirt (You only need 8 different pieces for each block, so for all of the blocks you can mix up the different charm pieces)
120 – 4.5″ x 4.5″ of your solid color

For your border cut your fabric into 10 – 5” strips. With these strips make 2 – 80.5″ x 5″ and 2 – 105.5″ x 5″ pieces. 

For the binding cut your fabric into 10 – 2.5″ strips. Sew these all together to make your binding. I use a fold-over binding method

For the backing cut all of your yardage into 3 – 97″ x WOF or 3 – 2 3/4 yards pieces. Then with your 3 different panels, cut the WOF down to 38. Then sew the 3 panels together to give you approximately a backing of 97″ x 113″.

Now lets put together one block. You will do this same thing for a total of 30 blocks.

1. Take your 4 – Solid color charm pieces and your 8 – Flirt charm pieces and cut each of them on the diagonal. (There are MANY other ways that you can make a half square triangle, but this is how I prefer to make them. Simple and to the point. You can make the half square triangles using a different method but you will need to figure out the fabric required for it.)

2. Now I am a very visual person so at this point I lay out my block (see picture below –Yes I did this for all 30 blocks.) I think laying out your block helps reduce mistakes and having to use the dreaded seam ripper!

Once you know which piece you are going to sew together, I work on all of the half square triangles. Just place the right sides together and sew a 1/4″ seam down the diagonal of the pieces. Then press (always towards the darker side) and trim down your piece to 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. There may not be a lot of discard but if you combine all of the discard for the entire quilt, you will see that it makes a difference when assembling your quilt top.

You can see above all of my half square triangles sorted and piled all together. See my trimmings pile? If you were to keep all of that it would have made assembling the blocks and eventually the quilt top a lot harder. This also helps give you your nice points! 

3. Once you have all of your half square triangles assembled, sew together two of your smaller blocks (your finished block will have a total of 16 smaller blocks – but you will now have a total of 8 sets of blocks, refer to the picture above if you are confused). Then press each block pieces.

4. Sew 2 sets to make 1 block (you will have a total of 4 sets now) and press. Then sew together 2 sets to make 1 block (you will now have a total of 2 sets) and press. Then sew your last two sets together to make your finished block!

Now at this point you have finished one block. Continue making 29 more blocks using the 4 steps above. I did not take a picture of this, but at this point I trim all my blocks to measure 16.5″ x 16.5″. Once again I might not get much trimmings, but it makes sure that when I assemble my quilt top, that it is easier. (I guess you could say that this is optional)

5. Now we will need to assemble 6 rows of 5 blocks. I used a random order and pulled one block after another to make my rows. Always press your seams when finished.

6. Then we will take our 6 rows and sew them together to give us our quilt top. Don’t forget to press your seams!

At this point your quilt should measure approximately 80.5″ x 96.5″. I say approximately because even though I trim and make sure that I use only a 1/4″ seam allowance I am sometimes off. But this gives you a good idea of where you should be.

7. Now we are to our last step! Attach your borders to your quilt top, but doing adding the top and bottom strips (80.5″ x 5″) and then adding strips to each side ( 105.5″ x 5″). Make sure you press all of your seams when you are done.

There you have it, your quilt top is done! Now you can baste, quilt and bind any way you like. I did add fabric and cutting information that you may use for your binding and backing if you like.

Congratulations! You have yourself one large quilt measuring approximately 89″ x 105″. I find this to be a perfect size for my bed! You can make a few extra blocks and attach them to pillow cases (or actually make pillow cases using your blocks – as you can tell I did not) and even make a few throw pillows! You will have some left over scraps, not a lot, but enough to be able to make a few things.  
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see your version of this quilt pattern or any quilt pattern tutorial that you used to make a quilt for either yourself or someone else. You will never know how much seeing your work brightens my day! 

If you have any questions or have found where I have made an “oops” please send me an email! I will help you the best I can!

Thank you all! 
Crystal Hendrix

Happy Happy Quilt

Hello, everyone! It’s Crystal Hendrix from over at Hendrixville! I am bringing you another fun, quick, and simple happy quilt! This quilt will bring a smile to your face with it’s fun and bright colors! You can be as creative as you like and name this quilt with any line of fabric that uses an “H”….how creative can you get?


1 Jelly Roll Eat {Your Fruit & Veggies by Pat Sloan}
5/8 yard – 1st Border (43010 14)
¾ yard – 2nd Border (43040 62)
½ yard – Binding (43010 16)
4 yards – Backing (43010 107)

Special notes:
*Use a ¼” seam allowance throughout quilt.*
** WOF – Width of Fabric, RST means right sides together. WST means wrong sides together. **
***Images shown are using both the regular and batik style of the line. ***
This quilt is made up by a simple “H” style block. You will need to make a total of 56 blocks. 
Cutting Instructions:
Background fabric of block – 112 : 2.5” x 2.5”
Letter fabric of block – 112 : 2.5” x 6.5” and  56 : 2.5” x 2.5”
Border #1 – Cut 5 strips of 2” x WOF
Border #2 – Cut 6 strips of 4” x WOF
Binding – Cut 6 strips of 2.5” x WOF
Backing – Cut 2 : WOF x 66” 
For your background and letter fabric, I chose to keep my background a more neutral color and then chose to have my letter fabric to be all the same color. You can do this or you can make your letter be made up of different colors. I would suggest keeping your background a constant color so that your “H” blocks will stand out more. 
Block Instructions:
I’m a visual person so I liked to lay my blocks out in the desired pattern before I begin my sewing as shown below. You will assemble your blocks like the following:

Start by sewing your middle squares together to make a single column. Press open seams. 
Now sew together you 3 strips to make 1 block. Press open seams.
Trim your block down to 6” if needed.
Now you have your finished block! See how simple that is! But assembled all together it makes a neat effect! Finish making the other 55 “H” blocks.
Assemble Quilt:
We will be assembling this quilt in a 7 x 8 layout. When laying out the blocks, you will be setting down one in the normal “H” position and then add another one with a 90 degree clockwise turn or a “sideways H”.  See below:
Lay out your blocks until you have a total of 7 blocks. After you have a “sideways H” you will then add another “H” block. See below:
Create a total of 8 rows. Make sure that when you start you’re your next row that you have the opposite of the block above. See below:
Once you have sewn your rows together and have pressed the seams, sew the rows together to make your quilt top. Make sure to press your seams after you attach each row.
 Now take your fabric that you cut for your Border #1 and make the following:
2 – 2” x 42.5” and 2 – 2 “x 51.5”
Sew the two 2” x 42.5” to the top and bottom of your quilt top and press seams. Then take your two 2” x 51.5” and sew to the side of your quilt and press seams.
Now take your fabric from your Border #2 and create the following:
2 – 4” x 45.5” and 2 – 4” x 58.5”
Sew the two 4” x 45.5” to the top and bottom of your quilt top and press seams. Then take your two 4” x 58.5” and sew to the side of your quilt and press seams.
You have now created your quilt top.
To assemble your backing, Use the following diagram for your guide. You will need to cut your fabric into two 66”xWOF” strips. Then you will take your second strip of 66” x WOF and trim it down to 66” x 20”. Sew the two pieces together and press open.
Sandwiching Your Quilt:
There are many different ways to sandwich your quilt, you can use any method you want or use the one that I used. In a large flat area lay the quilt backing down with the RST of the fabric facing the ground, so your WST will be facing up. Using masking tape, tape down the corners of your quilt and then approximately every 5”. *TIP* the more tape you use, the more secure it will be and easier to baste the quilt top to. Once your quilt backing is securely taped to the floor take your batting and lay it out on top of the backing. Arrange it to where you want it to be and then take your quilt top and arrange it on top of the backing and batting. Now pin (using safety pins) or basting spray to secure the quilt top to the batting and the backing. Once finished and you are satisfied with how securely sandwiched your quilt is, cut approximately 2” from the quilt top around the entire quilt.
Machine or Hand quilt as desired.
 Once again there are several different ways that you can attach the binding to your quilt You may use any method you desire or you can do what I did. Take your 6 strips of binding and sew the ends together.  Press in half lengthwise. On any side of the quilt, in the middle pin the top of your binding down and then about 4” down pin it again. You will be stitching through all the quilt layers with the raw edges of binding matching the raw edges of the quilt. When you get to the corner, stop ¼” before the corner. Backstitch, remove the quilt from under your presser foot and fold binding upwards making sure the quilt top and binding are forming a straight line. (Image #1) Holding the fold in place, bring the binding down in the line with the quilt edge. (Image #2) Start stitching at the top of the fold and continue stitching the binding to the quilt, doing the same to the rest of the corners. When you get back to where you started, leave about a 4” strip of binding unsewn. Measure the binding to where you will sew the two end pieces of the binding together. Cut and sew ends together. Now finish sewing the rest of your binding down. Now trip the edge of your quilt so that all you have left is the ¼” seam allowance from your binding stitching. Turn quilt over and fold over the binding. Machine bind or hand bind making sure to miter your corners.
Now your quilt is finished!


This pattern produces a quilt approximately 54” x 60”. You can use this as a nice throw on your couch or do what I do and add it to my “living room quilts”. I keep it in the living to display the season as well as to give my kids a nice quilt to snuggle up with while watching a movie.  Whatever you decide to do with your quilt I am sure you will enjoy it!
To see other quilts that I have made for the Moda Bake Shop and others please visit me at my blog: There you can see my wild autism family and many of my different projects.  Please feel free to send me any questions or pictures (I would love this) of any quilts that you have made using one of my different tutorials.
Crystal Hendrix


1930s Summer Perspective Quilt

Hello! It’s Crystal Hendrix from Hendrixville! I’m bringing you another fun quilt, but with a twist on my usual tutorials…this one is using only solids! I must admit that I have never before made a quilt using only solids and after making one, I would like to encourage everyone to do it! It’s different but very fun!

1 Jelly Roll 1930s Bella Solid
1 Jelly Roll Bella White
1/2 yard Bella White (Binding)
*Optional – 3/8 yard of each of the different 10 colored solids (Backing) or 5 yards of desired color (Backing)

I know looking at this tutorial you see so many different measurements and it looks quite confusing. No worries! Just take a deep breath and relax!

1. Start by separating your different colors and cut and sew each to make the desired lengths below:

Dark Purple: 
2.5″x 3.5″; 2.5″x38.5″; 2.5″x46.5″; 2~ 2.5″x12″; 2.5″x65.5″
Light Purple:
2.5″x 3.5″; 2.5″x38.5″; 2.5″x46.5″; 2~ 2.5″x12″; 2.5″x65.5″
Dark Green:
2.5″x6.5″; 2.5″x14.5″; 2~2.5″x12″; 2.5″x2.5″x65.5″
Light Green:
2.5″x6.5″; 2.5″x14.5″;2~ 2.5″x12″; 2.5″x65.5″ 
Dark Blue:
2.5″x14.5″; 2.5″x22.5″; 2~ 2.5″x12″; 2.5″x65.5″
Light Blue:
2.5″x14.5″; 2.5″x22.5″; 2~2.5″x12″;2.5″x65.5″
Dark Pink:
2.5″x22.5″; 2.5″x30.5″; 4~2.5″x12″; 2.5″x12″
Light Pink:
2.5″x22.5″; 2.5″x30.5″; 2~2.5″x12″
Dark Yellow: 
2.5″x30.5″; 2.5″x38.5″; 2~2.5″x12″
Light Yellow:
2.5″x30.5″; 2.5″x38.5″; 4~2.5″x12″; 2.5″x12″
2~ 2.5″x2.5″; 4~ 2.5″x10.5″; 4~ 2.5″x18.5″; 4~ 2.5″x26.5″; 4~ 2.5″x34.5″; 2~ 2.5″x42.5; 6~ 2.5″x65.5″; 22 ~ 2.5″x12″

**In the pictures below, the shapes shown are NOT to scale, but are used to give a visual to the instructions.**

2. Take your 3.5″ pieces of the dark and light purple and sew together using a 1/4″ seam line (use this throughout). Press seam when done (do this throughout for all your seams as well).

3. Take your 2.5″ in white and sew to the edges of your purple rectangle, then add the 10.5″.
4. Sew the 6.5″ strip of each greens to the top and bottom. Dark green strip goes on the top and light green strip goes on the bottom. Attach the 14.5″ dark green strip to the right side and the 14.5″ light green strip to the left side. 

5. Sew the 10.5″ white strips to the top and bottom and then 18.5″ strips to each of the sides.

6. Sew the 14.5″  dark blue strip to the top and the 14.5″  light blue strip to the bottom. Sew the 22.5″ dark blue strip to the left side and the 22.5″ light blue strip to the right side.

7. Sew the 18.5″ white strips to the top and bottom ends to the rectangle and then add the 26.5″ white strips to the sides.

8. Sew the dark pink 22.5″ strip to the top of the rectangle and then 22.5″ light pink strip to the bottom. Sew the 30.5″ dark pink strip to the right side of the rectangle and then light pink 30.5″ strip to left side.

9. Sew the the 26.5″ white strips to the top and bottom to the rectangle and then the 34.5″ strips to the sides.

10. Sew the dark yellow 30.5″ strip to the top and the 30.5″ light yellow strip to the bottom. On the right side sew the light yellow 38.5″ strip and then on the left side add the 38.5″ dark yellow strip.

11. We are now adding our last white strips to our little rectangle section, sew the 34.5″ strips to the the top and bottom and the 42.5″ strips to the sides.

12. Now adding our last colored strips to our rectangle section, sew the 38.5″ dark purple strip to the top and the 38.5″ light purple strip to the bottom. On the right hand side sew the dark purple 46.5″ strip and on the left hand side sew the light purple 46.5″ strip.

13. Yeah we have the majority of our quilt top done now. Now with all of our 12″ strips we are going to make TWO multicolored strips. Below shows the order of the colors to add, make sure that you follow the sequence or they will not line up later. The order goes as the following: dark pink, white, light yellow, white, dark purple, white, light green, white, dark blue, white, light pink, white, dark yellow, white, light purple, white, dark green, white, light blue, white, dark pink, white and light yellow.

14. Once you have your two multiple colored strips made, sew each one to the sides of your rectangle (be mindful of which is top and bottom – dark purple on top and light purple on bottom). Sew the strips on so that the dark pink strip is on the top and the light yellow end is on the bottom.

15. Now we are moving in to the last stage. We will now be taking our last  strips that measure 65.5″ and add them to our quilt. You can either add them one at a time or you can sew your strips together and then add them to your quilt top. Whatever way you decide make sure that the top is the following: light purple, white, dark green, white, light blue, white and then the quilt top. On the bottom going from the down up you need to have the following: dark blue, white, light green, white, dark purple, white and then the quilt top. 

16. Once you have added your last strips make sure you press your quilt well, and then you are finished! You can use any remaining fabric to make a pieced backing or you can do what I did and get some more of the bella solids and make different sections of the 10 colors to make the backing just as interesting as the back!

17. Once finished, baste, quilt, and bind as you so choose.

Yields one colorful summer quilt approximately 65.5″ x 70.5″.

 The backing looks like a fun tic-tac-toe type of board that you could use to have a large game!

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and if you decide that you would like to make it I would love to see your creation or any other creation that you have made from my previous tutorials! 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! 
Crystal Hendrix

Vintage Turning Modern Quilt

Hello All! It’s Crystal Hendrix from Hendrixville back with another tutorial! I don’t know about all of you, but I get very excited about new lines from Bonnie and Camille; so I combined two great love of mine, fabric from Bonnie and Camille and pizza!

I am please to announce that you can get this project in a quilt kit from an awesome quilt shop Wish Upon A Quilt. Wish Upon a Quilt is online and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and has amazing deals and merchandise! Stop on over to check it out as well as pick up this awesome quilt kit!

1~ Vintage Modern Layer Cake by Bonnie and Camille
1~ Bella White Layer Cake
1 3/4 yard 55049 11 (Teal Coloring – Middle Sashing) 
3/8 yard 55049 25 (Red – Corner Sashing)
1 1/2 yard 55049 14 (Pink/Melon – Border)
3/4 yard 5504017F (White/Cream – Binding)
 8 1/2 yard 55048 11 (Teal w/Flowers – Backing)

You may be thinking, pizza? How does this relate to pizza? But you will see! A rotary knife is sorta like a pizza cutter, isn’t it?

We will be using every piece of our layer cakes. From the Bella White Layer Cake they will be used as our background piece that we will then applique our “pizza” to.

1. You will need to create a 10″circle template (circumference). I know that there are some special rulers out there that can do this, or you can use a compass, or you can do what I did….go through all of your bowls in your kitchen finding the perfect size!

Regardless of how you get your template, make one. Then use it to trace a circle onto each of your Vintage Modern Layer Cake pieces.

*Turn the fabric over and trace on the back.

To speed this process along, you can trace and cut out one circle and then use that as a template for a small pile of fabric (about 5 or 6 pieces) and pin it well to the stack, and then trace and cut out the stack of layer cake pieces. *Do whatever you feel comfortable with!

2. Once you have all 42 circles cut out, separate them into 7 piles of 6 layer cake pieces. You will use each pile one at a time to create your pizza.

Take your pile and cut all the pieces in half. Measure it up the best you can and try to get it even.

3. Separate the different pieces so that they are matched up with a different piece of fabric and sew a 1/4″ seam on the straight edge. Do this for all of your different 6 circles.

4. Once you again have 7 circles (although they will seem a little like ovals now) press the seam open. *If you don’t press your seams open, by the time you finish you pizza piece the middle seam will bulge..

5. Once you have pressed your seam open, line up your circle (oval) and cut it in half again. *Make sure that you cut perpendicular to your seam line. *By this time I started to use pins to match up my seams and hold the ends together.

6. It’s looking a little more like a pizza now isn’t it? Now press open your seams again and then line up your circle and cut again down the middle. You will be cutting down the middle of two different pieces, one on top and one on the bottom. Just like you would be cutting your pizza. Once you have cut all your pieces, switch up the pieces and pin and sew the pieces together again.

7. Press your circle  (now they look like ovals again) seams open again and then line up your circle and cut down the middle again, perpendicular to the latest seam line. *This is your last pizza slice cut!

8. Switch up the pieces again, pin, sew and then press open your seams once again.

*While you sew this last seam, I did a double stitch across all of the seams to make it extra secure.

9. Once you have finished making your 42 different pizza slice blocks, line one on each piece of your white layer cake. When laying mine on, I just eye balled it on. Pin it on and then sew around the edges. You can choose to leave a 1/4″ seam allowance around the edges like I show above your you could do a zig-zag around the edges. Your choice.

Do this for all 42 pizza slice blocks and then your ready to start assembling your quilt!

10. Now with your border and sashing fabric cut the following:

Border (Pink)
8 ~ 6″ x WOF (width of fabric)
Sashing (Teal)
97 ~ 2.5″ x 10″
Sashing (Red)
56 ~ 2.5″ x 2.5″

11. Begin to assemble your quilt as shown above. You will have a total of 7 stripes that have your pizza slice blocks and 8 strips of your sashing pieces. Once you have them, then you can add a sashing strip to your pizza slice strip and so forth. *Make sure to pin your seams so that you can assure that your seams line up.

12. Continue sewing your strips together until your quilt looks like above. Now you’re ready to add the borders.

13. With your border pieces, sew together pieces together until you have the following measurements:
2~ 6″ x 71.5″ and 2~ 6″ x 94″
Once you have these 4 pieces sew them to your quilt top. Sew together the shorter pieces first (top and bottom) then the longer pieces (side pieces).

Once you have your borders on, press and then baste and quilt as your heart desires! I did a simple stippling stitch.

Makes a beautiful quilt approximately 80″ x 92″ quilt. Perfect to use as a nice picnic quilt or to spread on a queen size bed!

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email asking any question you have! I would love to see your creations using this tutorial or any of my other tutorials here on the Moda Bake Shop!


Crystal Hendrix

Salt Water Taffy Boy and Girl Quilts

Hello Everyone! It’s Crystal Hendrix from Hendrixville again! Being from Utah and home of the Great Salt Lake, what do we have a lot of? Salt Water Taffy! So when I saw that there was a line that was called, Salt Air and was full of bright colors, what else could I think of, Salt Water Taffy!

I’m pleased to bring you not just one, but TWO twin-size quilts! Amazing what you can get from a single jelly roll! Enjoy!

*If you want to make either 2 boy quilts or 2 girl quilts, change the color of your sashing fabric. Make sure you have a large variety of all the colors (from the jelly roll and charm pack) in each quilt if you do this. *

1 Jelly Roll – Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket
1 Jelly Roll – Bella White
1 Charm Pack – Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket

2 1/8 yard 37025 21 (dark blue/ocean) – Boy
2 1/8 yard 37025 12 (red/coral) – Girl

5/8 yard 37027 15c (multi-color/summer) – Boy
5/8 yard 37027 15c (multi-color/summer) – Girl

4 1/8 yard 37022 16 (blue) – Boy
4 1/8 yard 37021 11 (pink) – Girl 

To start out, take your Salt Air Jelly Roll and separate them into 2 different piles, one for the boy quilt and one for the girl quilt. Each pile will have 20 pieces each.

Then take your charm pack and separate them into 2 piles as well, one for the girl quilt and one for the boy quilt. Each pile will have 21 pieces.

Now from one strip of each jelly roll (Salt Air and Bella White) you will cut it into the following :
4 – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″    2 – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″   2 – 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″

You will be using EVERY strip of both jelly rolls. Just make sure that you keep your piles for the boy and girl quilts separate, this will help reduce confusion as you put together your blocks.

Now with your charm pack piles, trim each block down to 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. You will have 2 extra charm pieces left.

Now we are going to assemble our blocks! You will be using a 1/4″ seam allowance throughout.

#1 – Lay out your pieces from each strip in the following pattern.

#2 – Sew each column (5 different ones) together. * You can sew together your blocks together in a different way, but I was able to organize and keep track of my blocks better doing it this way, just do what makes you feel more comfortable*

# 3 – Sew together your columns. You will have two sets of 2 and one column left out.

# 4 – Sew the extra column to one set of your columns.

# 5 – Sew together the rest of your columns and press flat. 
You will have a total of 20 blocks for each quilt.
Now we can begin to start assembling your quilts. Make sure that you keep your different blocks separate. 
Take your Sashing fabric and cut 15 – 3 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ pieces. Your layout will be 4 x 5, so you will be using 3 strips per row.

Once you have your rows put together, cut 4 – 3 1/2″ x 57 1/2″ from your sashing fabric (You may need to cut 8 strips and sew together the strips.) Sew your long strips to your rows now.

Now for the final step, cut from your sashing fabric, 2 – 5″ x 57 1/2″ and 2 5″ x 82″ and sew them to your quilt top. (Once again you may need to cut 8 strips and sew together 2 to make your desired length.)

Now you have your finished quilt top! Repeat for the girls quilt (or boy quilt) and you have two quilt tops ready to be basted, quilted and bound.

Baste, quilt and bind each quilt as you desire.

Once finished you will have beautiful quilts for a boy and a girl! Each one is approximately 67″x82″.

I would love to see any quilts that you have made using this tutorial or any of my previous ones. Please feel free to email me a picture at nmommy02(at)gmail(dot)com

Crystal Hendrix

Pez-O-Rama Quilt

 Hello Everyone! It’s Crystal Hendrix from over at Hendrixville where I talk about my crazy life with kids with Autism and what I keep myself busy with!

I saw this line and was immediately so happy with how bright it was! I was inspired to create a simple quilt that would fit on my bed. We see so many quilts but how many can we use them on a daily basis? This one you can! It’s a perfect quilt to try for beginners who might be a little afraid to approach a larger quilt!

3 Fat Quarter Bundles Pezzy Print by American Jane (I know it’s a lot but we use almost every inch of it!)
1 Charm Pack Pezzy Print by American Jane (This is used for the back piecing)
6 1/4 yards 216051 23 (black fabric – backing)

We first want to take our fat quarter pieces and iron them out, so that there is no crease and then fold them lengthwise.

Trim it down to 21″.

Then cut the 21″ piece into two 10.5″ pieces.

Now we have 2 pieces (from each fat quarter) that are 10.5″ x 18″. Open them up and iron them if needed (by ironing them it guaranties a better cut – therefore making your sewing a lot easier later on.)

Now you trim the 2 pieces down to 15″. This will give you a total of 2 – 15″x10.5″. Now make sure that you save your 3″ strip. We will use this later for our binding.

When cutting out your fat  quarters, I used all the pieces except for the black pieces. This gives you a total of 11 different colors. Eight of your colors you will need a total of 6 – 10.5″x15″ ( 3 fat quarter pieces) and three of your colors you will need a total of 5 –  10.5″x15″ ( 2 1/2 fat quarters).

Now we will assembling our quilt top (see how fast and easy this is?) You can create any random or nonrandom design that you desire. Our layout will be 9 x 7. First sew the rows together…

Then sew your 7 rows together…

Viola! You have your very “large” quilt top all done. 
Now for the back of the quilt I decided to do something a little different. You can use your leftover pieces of your fat quarters and the charm pack to give your back the best look.

For the back, piecing will be rather easier this way too. Cut 4 – 42″x34″ pieces and 2 – 42″ x32″ pieces. This is the black yardage.

For the middle section, you will need a total of 44 – colored 5″ squares (don’t use the black charm pieces from the charm pack – use your leftover fat quarter pieces instead) and 22 – black 9.5″x5″ pieces.

Sew the two colored charm pieces together and press, and then sew it to the bottom black piece.

Sew 11 pieces together for one row, and then another 11 pieces together for the bottom row. When assembling them (see diagram above) you will want to sew together the 2 rows so that the black pieces are being sandwiched by the colored blocks.

Once you have finished your back piece, baste quilt and bind as desired. Use your leftover 3″x10.5″ as your binding pieces. You can either trim them down to 2.5″x10.5″ or keep them as they are. Sew together ALL of the 10.5″ pieces together for your binding.

An approximately 90.5″x102″ bright and colorful quilt perfect for Spring! 

I hope you enjoy making this quilt as much as I did! I would love to see your own quilts! Feel free to email me with any questions and of course your beautiful quilts! (
Crystal Hendrix

Cowboy Up Quilt

Hello everyone! It’s Crystal Hendrix from over at Hendrixville. When I saw this fabric line I couldn’t resist making a quilt! I grew up on a ranch and the scenes presented in this line were a very common thing growing up! I originally made this for my father, but am now having second thoughts! It would look too beautiful on MY bed! 

2 King of the Ranch Jelly Rolls (String blocks)
1/2 yard of each : (Featured Squares – Need 8)
1864.10067 (first border)
1 1/8 yard 1864.10058 (second border)
5/8 yard 1864.10051 (binding)
5 yards 1864.10069 (backing)

Take your 8 different feature fabric and cut them to a 15.5″ square. Take your two jelly rolls and sort each one into the different colors. (I took out the different strips that were the same as my feature fabric.)

Make sure that as you cut your feature fabric, that you are actually featuring the desired design you would like to be showcased.

Now for your string blocks, you will be paper piecing them. Cut out 32 – 8″ squares out of scrap paper. 

For each block you will use 7 different strips of fabric. This is where you can be creative and choose any type of coloring patterns that you would like or you can choose a random pattern. 
Cut your strips into 7 different lengths: 
Strips             Length
1                     4″
2                     7″
3                   11″
4                   13″
5                   11″
6                    7″
7                    4″
You will need 32 strips for each number (7 strips equal 1 block)

With all your strips ready, now you can begin construction. 

1. With your 8″ paper square take a glue stick and run a line down the center of your paper. 

2. Take strip #4 and place it face up down the center. (I just eye ball it)

3. Take strip #3 and place on top of strip #4, right sides facing. As you place it make sure that you have the fabric covers the paper completely. (Make sure you do this throughout)

4. Turn your stitch length down on your sewing machine to tighten the stitch ( I went down to a 1.5) Sew 1/4″ down the two strips of fabric over the paper. Then iron it open, iron it to the outside of the square. 

5. Take strip #2 and lay it face down on top of strip #3. 

6. Sew a 1/4″ down the strips.

7. Iron the fabric towards the outside of the square.

8. Lay strip #1 on top of strip #2. 

9.  Stitch down the two fabrics.

10. Iron the fabric open.

11. Turn block around, lay strip #5 on top of strip #4, facing together. 

12. Stitch down the two strips.

13. Iron the fabric strip open.

14. Lay strip #6 on top of #5 facing together.

15. Sew down the two strips and iron open.

16. Lay strip #7 on top of #6 facing together. 

17. Sew down the two strips. 

18. Iron Open.

When you turn your square over, this is a good stitch length that you would like to achieve. Having it this tight makes tearing the paper off a lot easier.  *If you want you can use fabric instead, but it will be thicker.*

19. Take strip block and turn it over on your cutting mat. 

20. With your ruler and your paper as a guide, cut off ends, the ones that are hanging off the end of the square. 

21. Continue to turn your square and trim around the rest of your square.

22. Start with a corner and fold paper towards your stitch line. 

23. Then tear off the corner. 

24. As you go from section to section of paper, if you pull on the block it will release the paper from the stitch, so that you can then take the next section to fold and tear. Continue to tear off the remaining pieces of paper.

25. Make sure you have all pieces of paper out. 

26. Iron your block once again. At this point I like to add a little piece of starch, this will help your block from stretching as much once you begin to sew your blocks together. 

27. You now have 1 string block down, 31 more to go!

Once you have your string blocks done, take 4 of them to make 1 large string block. I turned my blocks to make a diamond shape. *This is where your color design will come into play. 

With all of your string blocks put together (total of 8 large squares). Now arrange your blocks like above and sew them all together.

Now take your first border fabric and cut it into 2″ strips. Sew them around your blocks. (Cut a total of 8 strips and sew them into 4 different strips.)

Now with your 2nd border fabric cut 5″ strips and sew them around your quilt. 
You will have a few strips and pieces left over that you could make some beautiful matching pillows or save for another project! 

Baste, quilt and bind as desired. (Measurements for fabric needed for basting and backing are listed above.)
Approximately 94″x94″quilt, big enough for a full to queen size quilt!

These beautiful deep colors make a wonderful combination to make your quilt look amazing!

I hope you enjoyed this quilt and everything seems clear enough! I appreciate all of your kind words and your support! I would LOVE to see any of your quilts that you make using this pattern! Feel free to email me pictures at

Crystal Hendrix

Diamond Lattice and MORE!

Hello fellow quilters! It’s Crystal Hendrix from Hendrixville! When I first saw this line of fabric, I fell in love!! Isn’t Terrain such a lovely mix of beautiful patterns and jewel tones?? I am pleased to give you not just one but TWO quilt! 
3 Layer Cakes – Terrain by Kate Spain
1 Jelly Roll – Basic White
4 1/2 yards – Any fabric from line – backing for quilt #1
3 1/2 yards – Any fabric from line – backing for quilt #2
*Binding will come from the Jelly Roll

When choosing your layout for this quilt, the key is to use a random pattern of the color placement and not to have the same prints or hues touching. It’s a little tricky but can be done.

1. Find 56 “layer pieces” that will be then become our “Main Blocks”.
2. Cut these down to be 9 3/4″ square.
3. Next you can now find 42 “layer pieces” that you will then cut into 4- 5″ squares making them your
“Secondary Blocks”.
4. Find now 26 “layer pieces” and cut hem into 2 -5″ squares. These will be your “Border blocks” now.
5. Lastly you will need 4 separate 5″ squares to be your “Corner Blocks”. These squares can be leftovers from your “Border Blocks”- just make sure that your corner blocks are a different pattern and color than the neighboring “Border Blocks”.

***The hardest part of this quilt is keeping everything organized and labeled. I have found that a little piece of masking tap works best. I labeled my blocks by rows and then by the number block of that row, IE. A1, A2 and so forth and B1 and B2. Get the idea? If you do label your rows and blocks it will make everything run a lot smoother and faster for you. ***

With that said – layout your “Main Blocks” in a 7×8 layout.

Now with your “Secondary Blocks,” lay them on top of your “Main Blocks”. After you have your “Secondary Blocks” all out, add your “Border Blocks” and your “Corner Blocks”. This may take a little time to figure out and to create the best random design.

This is what your blocks should look like – 1 layer piece topped with 4 – 5″ squares.

Now with each block (56), turn over the 5″ squares. You will draw a diagonal line across the squares – it doesn’t matter which way- just when you sew, make sure they are lined up like in the picture above. Take off 2 diagonal corner blocks (make sure to remember and keep separate which squares go where
c). Pin the other two down.

Sew down the line of each block. Cut 1/4″ away from seam on both squares (make sure to save your extra triangle scraps. you will see why later!) Press the seams going to the outside of the block.

Add the other 2 blocks (removed earlier) and repeat the same process.

With all 56 squares done- layout all the squares again. This will help make sure you kept everything organized and matched up.

With your Jelly Roll, cut 56 – 16 1/2″ strips. With all your squares laid out – lay 1 strip on each block, creating a diamond pattern. (See picture above)

Now pile up your blocks up. With each block labeled, you can now separate the blocks into 2 piles- with them separated in the same direction.

Cut each block (56) in the correct direction – the same direction as the jelly roll strip. Pin the strip to one of the pieces – sew and then press seam towards the block. (1/4″ seam allowance). Add the other half of the block – making sure to line up the edges and then repeat.

Now you are more than welcome to skip this next step – but for me I found that laying out the blocks once again, checking to make sure everything lines up correctly. Now sew each block together in the row- then sew together the rows. We now have a finished quilt top!

If you are like me – I do not sew perfectly (even with all the quilts I have made). I still get puckers after trying to get my seams to line up. A trick I found is to spray some starch (not much is needed) and iron it out. This will make it smoother for when it comes time to quilting it.

Second quilt:

Now its time to make use of all of your scraps! I separated all of my pieces into their different hues and then sewed 2 pieces together. Then press open and trim to 4 1/2″ squared.

Here are 3 examples of how you can arrange your newly formed squares. Once you have decided which design you want, sew all of your blocks together.

Baste and quilt as desired. Use your Jelly Roll leftovers as your binding. There should be enough for both of your quilts. If you are a little short, use your remaining layer cake pieces.

Diamond Lattice Quilt, approximately 70″ x 80″. It’s a very beautiful and bright quilt! Would make a beautiful quilt to put over the couch to bring some color to the room, or to use as a nice full sized bedspread.

Diamond Extras, approximately 53″ x 46″. This beautiful bright quilt mimics the Diamond Lattice quilt. I can’t decide which quilt I like best!

I hope you enjoy these quilts as much as I do! Please send me an email ( with pictures of your beautiful creations!

Crystal Hendrix

Robot Love

Hey it’s Crystal from Hendrixville again with another awesome quilt if I do say so myself! I had a LOT of fun making this quilt, and my little boy already LOVES it! 
I know that this line of fabric has been out for a bit, but you could substitute Moda Basics and it will look just as fabulous! 

1 Fat Quarter Bundle of Robotics by Ingrid Slyder
1 Layer Cake Basic White
2 Charm Packs Marble Citrus
Binding: 5/8 yard of your choice
Backing: 5/15 yard of your choice (if you will be using your scraps, this will be smaller)

(Cut this first- any leftover pieces can be used for the robot parts)

1. Cut 36- 5”x10”of the Robotics fat quarter pieces in a variety of the robot imaged fat quarters.

2. Cut the white “robot rockets” fat quarter piece and into 8-5” squares. 
Use the template included in the Printer Friendly Version at the bottom of the post and cut out the requirements of each robot in a variety of colors and patterns from the remaining fat quarters and from the charm packs. You will be making a total of 9 Robot blocks. 

I did not use any particular pattern for the color combination, so feel free to be as creative as you like. I did use 1 charm square for the middle of the Robot. 

Assembling the Robot block:
1. Take 4 pieces of your basic white layer cake and sew together to make 1 large square. Make sure you press your seams (there won’t be another chance to do this later).

2. I found the easiest way to keep the different blocks organized is to lay all the pieces for the robot on each square and pin them all down (so you don’t lose any). Then when you finish one Robot you have everything ready to start the next. (You could also do an assembly type of system if you desire; do whatever you feel comfortable with).

3. I ended up sewing and pinning each block in layers. I first took the middle section of the robot and the head – pinned them down and then sewed each piece on – then used them as a single piece for assembling the Robot.

4. I sewed on the eyes with a “+” sign since the pupil of the eye is so small. This is an easy and fun way to attach the eyes.

5. When sewing the robot pieces on, I used a ¼” seam from the edge of each piece.

6. Before you start sewing on the Robot pieces, layout each piece to set up the correct alignment. Make sure that you leave at least ½” around the border of the background block. Once you have everything laid out, pin down the bottom layer of Robot.

7. Then take off the top layer of the Robot and sew the bottom layer on. After you’re done, trim off your thread pieces.

8. Now pin down the top layer of the Robot (you should use all of the remaining pieces of the Robot now) and then sew and trim again.

9. Now you have a finished Robot block! Isn’t he cute? Repeat to make 8 more blocks.

Assembling the quilt top:
1. Sew together your 5”x10” pieces together now (keep them random). Only sew together 2 pieces at a time and on the 5” side. You will then end up with 18 – 5”x9.5”

2. Make 3 of the following:
1.       Robot piece (5”x9.5”) + White Rocket square (5”x5”) + Robot piece (5”x9.5”) + White Rocket square (5”x5”) + Robot piece (5”x9.5”)

2.      3. Robot block + Robot piece (5”x9.5”) sideways + Robot block + Robot piece (5”x9.5”) sideways + Robot block

4. Continue to assemble quilt top.

5. Baste, quilt and bind as desired. A fun way to use your remaining scraps is to create a fun pieced back like the following.

A 65×73” little boy Robot quilt!

After I had already designed this quilt, I found a cute stuffed Robot at my local quilt store, Material Girls. He is a perfect addition to this quilt! Almost as if he was planned to go with it! Now you have a chance to win your very own pattern for this little guy! Just come visit my blog for a chance to win this little guy!

Crystal Hendrix