Kristy’s Dream Quilt



The highlight of this project was working with “A Morris Tapestry” fabric designed by Barbara Brackman. The colors and design of this fabric line is STUNNING! This is my second project for the Moda Bake Shop and I could not have enjoyed it more.

1 Layer Cake
3 yards for background, setting triangles, #8171-34
1/2 yard #8172-22 for border #1
2 3/4 yards 8175-11 for border #2
Backing, 5 1/2 yards #8176-11

Cutting Instructions:

Layer Cake

  • From each layer cake 10″ x 10″ sheet, cut (5) 2″ x 10″ strips for a total of 210 strips (will use 204)

From Background, For Blocks and set-in triangles
  • Cut (8) 3 1/2″ length of fabric (“LOF”) strips
  • Subcut to (96) 3 1/2″ squares
  • Cut (4) 2 1/2″ LOF strips
  • Subcut to (60) 2 1/2″ squares

  • Cut (14) 2″ wide LOF strips
  • Subcut (30) 2″ x 6.5″ strips
  • Subcut (30) 2″ x 9.5″ strips

  • Cut (2) 14″ wide LOF strips
  • Subcut to (4) 14″ squares (set aside left over for next step*)
  • Subcut diagonally twice (as pictured below) for 16 triangles

  • Cut 2, 7 1/2″ squares from the left over * above
  • Subcut diagonally once for 4 triangles (as pictured below)

From Border #1 Fabric
  • Cut 7, 2″ LOF Strips

From Border #2 Fabric

  • Cut 9, 6.5″ LOF strips
  • Cut 8, 2.5″ strips for binding

Sewing Instructions:

Large Flower Wheel – Make 24

  • For each flower wheel, make (4) 5″ rail fence blocks
  • Choose 2 sets of 3 strips (2″ x 10″) from the sliced layer cake.
  • Sew each set of 3 strips together, pressing seams to one side.

  • Slice each set in half, for (4) 5″ square rail fences.

  • Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on each of the 3 1/2″ background squares and another line 1/2″ away.

  • In the upper right hand corner of each 5″ square rail fence block, sew a 3 1/2″ background square diagonally. Then go back and sew a second seam on the other line.

  • Cut away excess between the two seams and press the blocks open. Because you have already sewn a second line, the leftovers can be opened for HST’s for bonus projects later.

  • Assemble the Large Flower Wheel, following the picture layout below.

ASSEMBLY – Small Flower Wheel (Finishes at 9″), Make 15
For each small flower wheel, make 4, 3 1/2″ square rail fence blocks.

  • Choose 2 sets of (2) 2″ x 10″ strips
  • Sew each set of 2 together (for 2 strip sets) pressing seams to one side.
  • Slice each set 3 1/2″ to make (4) 3 1/2″ square rail fences.
  • Draw a diagonal line across each of the 2 1/2″ squares.
  • In the upper right hand corner of each 3 1/2″ square rail fence, sew the 2 1/2″ background square diagonally and cut away the excess.

Assemble the Small Flower Wheel, following the picture layout below.

Frame the Small Flower Wheel with the background strips, 2″ x 6 1/2″, pressing seams to the outside. Then sew the 2″ x 9 1/2″ strips to the top and bottom, press seams to the outside.

Top Assembly – Diagonal Setting

  • 4 – Large Flower Wheel Blocks across, 6 down
  • 3 – Small Flower Wheel Blocks across, 5 down
  • 16 – set in triangles for sides, top and bottom
  • 4 – 1/2 square triangles for corners

Border #1

  • Join 2″ strips diagonally
  • Cut (2) 76 1/2″ long for sides, and (2) 54″ long for top and bottom

Border #2

  • Join 6 1/2″ strips together diagonally
  • Cut 2, 79 1/2″ long for sides, and 2, 66″ long for top and bottom

Sandwich, quilt as desired, and add binding.

Finished Blocks, 9″

Finished Quilt: 66″ x 91 1/2″

Jamie Elfert

L’Fair 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


CUTTING AND PREP WORK:

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



SEWING INSTRUCTIONS:
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.


Assembly:

  • 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
http://www.babyboomerquiltingbee.blogspot.com/