Criss Cross Quilt

Hi, its Karen from Lisnaweary Quilts, I’m back with a recipe for a cute cot quilt!I’ve used two charm packs of Just Wing it! and some Bella Solid fabric to whip up this colourful “Criss Cross Quilt.”

2 Just Wing it! Charm Packs

1yd White Bella Solid

1/2yd fabric for border 32446-14

1yd fabric for binding and backing 32442-21

2 yds fabric for backing 32440-27

1. From a charm pack, pick out 20 squares.

2.Pick out another 40 squares and cut in half to make 80 2 1/2″ x 5″ pieces.

3.Place 4 2 1/2″ x 5″ pieces around each of the 20 squares. (I could say to do this randomly, but I did spend some time arranging the fabrics and colours!)

4. Sew a 2 1/2″ x 5″ piece to two opposite sides of a square.

It should look like this:

Leave remaining 40 2 1/2″ x 5″ pieces to one side.

5. Take 18 squares from charm pack and trim 1/2″ off two sides to give a square 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

6. Cut into 1 1/2″x 4 1/2″ strips.

Then cut 6 1 1/2″ x WOF strips from background fabric.

7. Sew the 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ strips to the strips of background fabric.

8. Cut the strips into 1 1/2″ pieces and press open, press seam towards darker fabric.

9. Sew two pieces together to give a square with four small squares and a checked effect. Make 80.

10. Sew a square to each side of remaining 40 2 1/2″x 5″ pieces from step 4.

11.Sew these to original pieced rectangles. Make sure to match seams.

12. The squares should measure 9″ x 9″.

13. From background fabric cut 49 1 1/2″ x 9″ strips.

14. Sew 9″ squares together in rows of four, using background fabric as sashing.

15. From remaining squares in charm pack, cut 30 1 1/2″ squares.

16. Sew 1 1/2″ square to end of 1 1/2″ x 9″ strip, add another square. Continue until there are four background strips and six coloured squares in the row.Make six strips.

17. Join strips of pieced squares together using this sashing. Make sure to match seams.

Should look like this:

18. Cut 5 2 1/2″xWOF for border. Sew on border. Press.

Layer backing, wadding and quilt top.

Quilt as desired then sew on binding.

Don’t forget the quilt label!
A super bright and cosy cot quilt!

Finished size approx. 43″ x 52″

Sorry Roxy, its not for you!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

If you make this quilt, please upload a photo of it to my flickr group, I’d love to see your quilt.

Check out my blog for more photos and chat about sewing!

Karen Maxwell
{Lisnaweary Quilts}

Dot Dot Dash Quilt

Hi, I’m Karen from Lisnaweary Quilts and I’m delighted to share my second ‘recipe’ on the Moda Bake Shop with you. By adding some extra yardage of fabric to a jelly roll, I have made a generous single bed quilt. Just right for all those snowy, frosty days. Hoopla is such a bright and colourful range, its bound to brighten up your day!

1 Hoopla Jelly Roll
2 yds Moda Solid White Bleached 9900-98
1 1/2yds Hoopla green floral 32411-11
1yd Hoopla green check 32236-33
5yds Hoopla dot 32410-20

From the jelly roll, pick out 15 strips – 5 sets of 3 strips.

Trim off selvages (strips should measure 42 1/2″).

Sew together in groups of threes, along the length of strips.

From remaining 25 strips: cut two 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares from 11 strips and one 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ square from the remaining 14 strips – 36 squares in total.

From background fabric cut:

(12) 2 1/2″ x 42 1/2″ strips

(6) 2 1/2″ x 13 3/4″ strips

(3) 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ strips

(33) 2 1/2″ x 3″ strips

Sew a 2 1/2″ x 3″ white piece and 2 1/2″ coloured squared together, then alternate white and coloured again until there are 4 coloured squares.

Sew a 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ white piece to the final coloured square. Sew a coloured square to this, and again alternate between white and coloured until there are 4 coloured squares, finish the strip with a 2 1/2″ x 3″ white piece. Press well. Strip should measure 42 1/2″. Make 3 strips.

Sew a 2 1/2″ x 13 3/4″ strip to a 2 1/2″ coloured square, then alternate between 2 1/2″ x 3″ white pieces and 2 1/2″ coloured squares until there are four coloured squares. Sew a 2 1/2″ x 13 3/4″ white piece to the end. Press well. Strip should measure 42 1/2″. Make 3 strips.

For each of the six strips: Sew a 2 1/2″ x 42 1/2″ strip to either side of the length of the strip.

Each strip should now measure 6 1/2″ x 42 1/2″.

Starting with a white background strip with 8 coloured squares, arrange the eleven strips as shown in the photo, alternating between coloured strips and white strips.

Sew strips together and press well.

1st Border: from green floral fabric cut (6) 6 1/2 x Width of Fabric.

First sew on top and bottom borders. Piece together and sew on side borders.

2nd border: from white solid fabric, cut (7) 2 1/2″ x Width of Fabric.

Piece together and sew on quilt.

Sew remaining 25 strips from jelly roll together along length of strips, press well.

Some will be different lengths.

Fold over, right sides together. sew 1st and last strips together.

This makes a sort of tube!

Trim off selvages.

Cut the tube into 2 1/2″ strips.

Now there should be a hoop- la!!

Unpick one of the seams anywhere in the hoop.

Sew on 4 more squares, this gives a strip of 29 squares.

Make 4 of these strips.

Make four more strips in a similar way, this time make sure you have 45 squares in each strip!

For top and bottom chequered border, sew two of the 29 square strips together along the length of the strip.

Repeat for side borders using 45 square strips. Press well.

Pin top and bottom borders to the quilt top.

Sew in place.

Nearly there….

Pin and sew chequered border to sides of quilt top.

Layer backing, wadding and quilt top. Quilt as desired. Sew on binding. Remember the quilt label!

A generous single bed quilt 66″ x 90″

My quilt was beautifully long arm quilted by Yvonne McKee; dainty butterflies flutter across the flowers!


Hope you like the tutorial and the quilt!

Check out my blog for more photos and chat about sewing!

Karen Maxwell
Lisnaweary Quilts

Student Chair Cover

Hello, my name is Karen Maxwell from Lisnaweary Quilts. I am just thrilled to bring you my first Moda Bake Shop tutorial. So everyone is back at school and lets face it, who doesn’t need a little encouragement to open the books and start studying? Use this tutorial to brighten up someone’s workspace!

1 Layer Cake A Morris Tapestry
5/8yd Moda Bella Solid Lilac
4yds 20mm Cotton bias binding
1 1/4yd 1/4″ elastic

1. Take 16 of your favourite squares from the layer cake and cut out a 5 7/8″ square from each.

2.Cut 16 5 7/8″ squares from the plain fabric.

3. Half Square Triangles:Mark a diagonal line, from corner to corner, on each of the plain squares, using a watersoluble marker. The pen mark will be your sewing guide.

4. Place a plain square on top of a patterned square, right sides together.

5. Sew a 1/4″ seam on both sides of the diagonal line that is marked on the fabric.

6. Cut along the pen line marked on the square.

7.Press the triangles open to give two squares. Trim off any the ‘ears’ at both edges of the square. You should have 16 matching pairs Half Square Triangles (32 in total!).

8. Take one of each fabric pattern and arrange Half Square Triangles in a 4×4 grid. Keep swapping them about until you are happy with the arrangement. Remember, the centre four will be the ones which will be seen on the on the seat. Sew the Half Square Triangles together.

9. Make another 4×4 grid for the chair back, again swap them until you are happy with the arrangement!

10. There are two choices when making the templates for the chair cover.
EITHER: use the original cover as a template, which will be the exact size you need. (This is the original cover for my chair back):

OR Place some heavy weight paper on top of the chair seat and using a felt tip pen, trace around the edge of the chair. Repeat for the back of the chair.

Cut out template. Place template on top of the seat to make it is the correct shape. Repeat for the back template.

Add on approx. 2″ around the edge of the templates for both the seat cover and the back cover.
Cut out.

11. To make the casing for the elastic, fold in 1/2″ of the end of the bias binding, place on top of the seat cover, right sides together.

12. Using a scant 1/4″ seam, stitch in place around the entire seat cover, stopping 2″ from where the stitching was started. On the bias binding mark with a pin where the bias binding overlaps, cut off the binding 1/2″ from this pin.

13.Fold the binding back so that it meets the starting point, but does not overlap it. Sew in place.

14. Fold the bias over onto the wrong side of the cover and pin in place.

  15. Sew around the inside edge of the bias binding to complete the elastic casing.

16. For the chair seat, cut a piece of elastic 22″ long and for the chair back, cut a piece 17″ long. Place a safety pin on the end of the elastic and thread it through the casing.

17. Pin the ends of the elastic on top of eachother and sew together to secure in place.

18. Fit the cover on the seat and the chair back. Centre the pinwheel in the middle of the seat and on the chair back.

A bright and cheery chair cover!

Sit back, relax and study!

I hope you enjoy making this project, check out my blog to see it made in an alternative colourway.

Karen Maxwell

Lisnaweary Quilts