French General Jelly Roll Quilt

Jelly Roll Quilt

1 Jelly Roll – I Maison de Garance from the gorgeous French General range

1 yard Maison de Garance Clochette Oyster

4 yards Maison deGarance Florence Turkey Red (this includes the backing)

Hi, my name is Rose from {} and I am thrilled to be writing for the Moda Bake Shop!  I love the Moda jelly rolls because the edges of the strips are cut with whatever the mechanical equivalent of pinking shears is, so there’s no fraying and the strips are really easy to work with. For this jelly roll quilt, I have chosen the Path and Stiles quilt block, also known as Far West.  It is a variation on the Shoofly quilt block and I have made it in the lovely Maison de Garance range from Moda French General.

Step One – Using the jelly roll

Sort the strips from the jelly roll into light and dark strips.  Sew together light, dark and light in one strip, and dark, light dark in another strip.  You will need 12 light, dark light strips and 2 dark, light, dark strips.

Press all the strips with the seam allowance toward the dark strips.  Cut the dark, light, dark strips at 2.5″ intervals.
Cut the light, dark, light strips into both 6.5″ and 2.5″ pieces.  You will need 48 of the 6.5″ pieces and 12 of the 2.5″ pieces.  Sett the remaining jelly roll strips aside to be used in the quilt border.
The 6.5″ squares will be one part of the Path and Stile quilt block.  Sew one of the dark, light, dark 2.5″ strips either side of a light, dark, light 2.5″ strip to make a nine patch quilt square as shown.  You will need 12 of the nine patch squares (on the left) and 48 of the right hand squares.
Step Two – Making the corners of the quilt block
From the 1 yard lengths of red and white fabrics, cut four strips 6 7/8″ wide across the width of the fabric.  Cut these across the width to make 6 7/8″ squares.  You will need 24 of these squares in both red and white.
Place a red and a white 6 7/8″ square with right sides together.  Mark a line along the diagonal and sew a seam 1/4″ on both sides of the line.
Cut along the marked line.  This will give you two squares (each made up of a red and a white half square triangle).
Press the squares and trim the corners of the triangles.  Lay the quilt block pieces out as shown:  nine patch square in the center, strip squares against each side of the nine patch square and half square triangle squares in each corner.
Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows together to make an 18″ quilt block.  Repeat to make 12 quilt blocks altogether.
Sew these jelly roll quilt blocks together in rows of three and then sew the four rows together for the quilt top.
Step Three – Making the Quilt Binding
I try to avoid having fabric leftover to add to my stash (which is far too large as it is!) so I always try to use up as much as possible in the quilt border.  For this jelly roll quilt, I gathered together all the remaining jelly roll strips, sewed them together in twos or threes and cut them into 2.5″ strips.
Sew these together into two lengths of 27 squares and two lengths of 38 squares.  Sew the two 27 square strips along the short edges of the quilt and then the two 38 square strips along the long edges of the quilt.
Step Four – Finishing the Quilt
The quilt top is now complete and ready to be layered, quilted and bound.  I used seven 2.5″ strips from the remaining red and white fabric for the quilt binding.  I alternated them so that the binding was part red and part white.  I had ended up with a quilt that I was really pleased with and I had only added half a dozen 2.5″ squares to my fabric stash.  I hope that you like the quilt as much as I do.
The finished size of the quilt top is 54.5″ by 72.5″, giving a 54″ by 72″ quilt which would be ideal for a single bed with some overhang or to sit on a double bed without much overhang – or just to curl up in and enjoy!
Rose Smith

Lamplight Table Runner

Hey there, I am thrilled to be able to share with you my very first recipe for the Moda Bake Shop. I have been quilting for over 17 years, with the last few years being an exponential growth of the art form in my life. Please feel free to visit my blog at Blue Nickel Studios for other free patterns that I have available there under the tab labeled Downloads, as well as the fairly regular posts where I share my thoughts about life, family, quilting, and design.

1 Jelly Roll
1 Charm Pack

10 Fat Quarters (2 {one red and one beige} for piecing the top, and 8 for the back)

1 half yard of Red print for the binding (OR I used one Maison de Garance fat quarter and the matching Jelly Roll strip that I had set aside)

From your Maison De Garance Charm Pack, choose 3 brown charms and 3 red charms, then trim off 1/2″ from one side.

From your Jelly Roll, choose 3 Beige Strips and 3 Brown Strips. From each of these, cut (2) 5″ strips and (2) 8 1/2″ strips.

Keeping the Jelly Roll strips in sets, sew a pair of Beige 5″ strips to the two 5″ sides of one of your trimmed Brown Charms, and repeat with the other two trimmed Brown Charms and Beige 5″ strip pairs. Do the same with the trimmed Red Charms and the pairs of 5″ Brown strips.

Trim a half inch off these sets (as shown), making the units 4.5″ by 8.5″ overall.

Sew the matching pairs of 8.5″ Jelly Roll strips to the tops and bottoms of all the units you just made.

Choose 6 Beige Charms and 6 Brown Charms and cut six 5″ squares from the Red Fat Quarter and six 5″ squares from the Beige Fat Quarter.

Lightly draw a line from one corner to the opposite corner on the 6 Beige charms and the 6 Beige 5″ Fat Quarter squares.

Matching the Beige Charm Squares to the Red 5″ Fat Quarter Squares and the Beige 5″ Fat Quarter Squares to the Brown Charm Squares right side together. Sew 1/4 ” away from the pencil line on the Beige pieces on both sides of the line as shown:

Cut down the pencil line on all of these sets:

Press the Red/Beige units open, pressing 6 towards the Red side and 6 toward the Beige side…

Do the same with the Brown/Beige sets, pressing 6 towards the Brown side and 6 towards the Beige side..

Trim all of these units to 4.5″ squares as shown:

Sew these Triangle/Square units together, matching seams as shown with the pressed diagonal seams going in opposite directions as shown:

Sew these along the Beige sides on the Beige/Red units and the Brown sides of the Brown/Beige units so that you end up with these units:

Sew these Triangle units to the Square in a Square units you made in the beginning:

Sew the three Red/Beige “lantern” units end to end as shown and then do the same with the Brown/Beige “lantern” units.

Cut eight 4.5″ pieces from any remaining Jelly Roll strips and sew four of them side to side to make two units that look like this:

Sew these 4-strip units to the ends of each of your three “lantern” units as shown:

Sew the two “lantern” units together with 4-strip units at opposite ends as shown:

Cut (52) 3.5″ strips from the remaining Jelly Roll strips (you can cut some 2.5″ x 3.5″ pieces from the remaining Charms as needed too).

Sew 26 of these together along their 3.5″ sides for a scrappy side border. Then do the same with the other 26 pieces.

Then sew them to the long sides of the table runner as shown:

Quilt, bind, and enjoy.

This table runner can go from Autumn to Valentine’s Day with a quick change of accessories. I hope you enjoyed this recipe and will come drop by Blue Nickel Studios often for other quilty things going on.

And don’t forget to post a picture of your finished Lamplight Table Runner on the Moda Bake Shop Flickr page as well as the Blue Nickel Studios Flickr page. We look forward to seeing what you cook up….

One tablerunner 22″ x 52″

Scott Hansen
{Blue Nickel Studios}

Antique Etoiles

When looking at Maison de Garance I was reminded of an antiqued cross stitch I’d once seen in the old homestead where my great-grandparents had lived. The cross stitch had a Ukrainian design and the bright whites and reds faded and stained over time. This design emerged as I tried to think of how I could piece something simple, at least simple compared to the intricate designs that can be cross stitched and embroidered. Antique Etoiles, which translates into Antique Stars, was born from there.

1 layer cake, Maison de Garance
1 charm pack, Maison de Garance
2/3 yard Tea background
1/2 yard Oyster background
2/3 yard Red “bars”
2 1/8 yards Old Brown (Border, setting triangles )
4 yards backing fabric
1/2 binding


WOF = Width of Fabric, from selvage to selvage.
QST = Quarter Square Triangle

From the Red cut (4) 5” x WOF strips and subcut to a total of (124) 1¼” x 5″ strips, these are the “bars.”

From the Oyster background cut (5) 3 ½” x WOF strips. Sub cut into (60) 3 ½” squares. Cut in half diagonally.

From the Tea background cut (5) 3 ½” x WOF strips. Sub cut into (64) 3 ½” squares. Cut in half diagonally.

Cut (25) Red 3 ½” squares, from the layer cake squares and charm squares.

Cut one 5” x WOF of Old Brown and subcut (6) 5” squares for the QSTs.

For the setting triangles cut (3) 14” squares of Old Brown and cut in half on the diagonal twice.

For the setting triangles cut (1) 7 1/2″ x WOF strips of Old Brown. Subcut into (12) 3 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ strips.

For the corner triangles cut (2) 7 ¼” squares of Old Brown and cut in half once on the diagonal.

Borders- From Old Brown cut (7) 5 1/2″ x WOF. Subcut 1 of the strips in half.


Create Quarter Square Triangles that finish at 3″. You can use whatever method you prefer, so long as you can make them from 5″ squares. This is how I made mine.

Draw a line diagonally across each of the Oyster and Tea squares.

Layer one Old Brown and one Oyster 5” square, charm square or cut from the layer cake, right sides together and stitch ¼” on either side of the drawn line. Cut along line and press towards the light side. Repeat 25 times.

Layer one Tea and one Old Brown right sides together and stitch ¼” on either side of the drawn line. Cut along line and press towards the light side. Repeat 25 times.

Layer on Oyster/Old Brown and one Tea/Old Brown squares right sides together with the Old Brown laying on top of each other. Again stitch ¼” on either side of the center line. Cut apart and press open. Line up the 1 ¾” mark on the center and with the line on the ruler on the diagonal through the center. Trim blocks to 3 ½”.

Using the background triangles, stitch one 1 ¼” red strip to the long side of the triangle. Stitch a matching triangle to the other side of the strip. Press away from the strip.

Finger press in half diagonally, so that you can find the center of the red strip lengthwise (figure 1).

Open and finger press diagonally the opposite direction (figure 2).

Open and line up your ruler with the line matching up with the finger pressed line and the 1 ¾” mark on the center and trim to 3 ½” square (figure 3).

Make 48 with Oyster and 64 in Tea.

Figure 1
Figure 2
Figure 3

Arrange the patches into a 9 patch as per the diagram. Because each set of QSTs yields 4 matching patches, you can have each star have the same fabric points, or you can go random, which is what I did.

Setting Triangles

In the same manner used for the blocks, create 12 additional Oyster and Red “bar” patches.

Take (1) 3 1/2 x 7 1/2″ strip of Old Brown and stitch the Oyster bar patch to the end. Stitch the unit to the bottom of the cut setting triangle. Press.
Line up your ruler across the top and trim off the excess as shown in picture. Repeat so that you have 12 setting triangles.

Layout the quilt on point with the Oyster and Tea squares alternating. Stitch together. Don’t worry about overlap, it can be trimmed off.

Lay your ruler along the quilt top, lining up the points of the blocks with your 1/2″ line. Trim the entire top.

Border #1

Take the 1 Oyster, 1 Tea and 1 Red layer square and cut into 2″ x 10″ strips. Stitch together lengthwise following the pattern Oyster, Tea, Oyster, Tea, Red, Oyster, Tea, Oyster, Tea. Press all in one direction. Subcut into 2″ strips. Make up each border strip with 6 of these sections.

Attach a strip to the top and bottom and press towards the center.

Cut (2) 2 1/2″ squares from both the Old Brown and the Red. Draw a line diagonally across the Red squares. Layer one Old Brown and one Red square right sides together and stitch ¼” on either side of the drawn line. Cut along line and press towards the Red side. Trim to 2″.

Attach one HST to the end of each of the remaining strips. Make sure the red points down and in.
Attach to the sides of the top. Press towards the top.

Border #2

Using the stitch and flip method, attach one half strip to one of the full strips.

Place strips right sides together at a 90 degree angle and stitch from one corner to the other.  Open and press well. Trim to a ¼” seam allowance.

Press. Repeat so you have two of these strips.

Attach one of the strips to each of the sides and press towards the strip.

Using the stitch and flip method again, attach one full length strip to another full length strip. Press. Repeat.

Attach to the top and bottom of the quilt. Press towards the strips.

Now for the for the most loved and hated words in quilting; Baste, Quilt and Bind!

One 64” x 64″ quilt, perfect cozy under this cold winter!

Cara Wilson