Cheddar & Blue Quilt

Here’s the latest baked up goodie from Jo’s Country Junction. The quilt features a traditional block in a barn raising setting and is made with the most gorgeous Moda fabric, Morris and Company, by Barbara Brackman. It’s a must see to appreciate fabric. The colors are so rich and inviting. If you want to see the fabric up close and personal, Karen over at Cabbage Rose Quilting and Fabrics has the entire line and has generously offered to give a lucky reader from my blog a jelly roll along with $30 gift certificate. I used a new to me batting, Quilter’s Dream Cotton Select…which I loved! Ramona from My Fabric Nook sent it to me to try and she is giving one of my readers a batting to try. Check out the tutorial here first then hop over to my blog and I’ll tell you all the details of these great giveaways.

Jelly Roll of Morris and Company
3 3/4 yards Gold Redwood 8213 18 Moda #1
6 yards
Kelmscott Blue 8217 17 Moda #1
8 yards backing
Hammersmith Tea 8217 13 Moda #1
Quilter’s Dream Cotton Select batting- Queen Sized

~From Jelly Roll, set aside the gold and blue strips. Cut 440 2.5″ squares from the remaining strips.

~From Gold cut 32 – 2 7/8″ strips. Subcut into 440 – 2 7/8″ squares. Cut them on the diagonal to create 880 triangles.

Cut 9- 2″ strips for narrow border

~From the Blue cut 28 – 4 7/8″ strips. Subcut into 220 4 7/8″ squares. Cut squares on the diagonal to create 440 triangles.

Cut 10 3.5″ strips for outer border.
Cut 10 2.5″ binding strips.

To make the above section of the block, take one of the 2 1/2″ squares. Attach a gold triangle to it. Press the square.

Attach another gold triangle to the block. Press to the gold. Then attach a blue triangle to created triangle. Press to blue.

Create four blocks.

Sew them together to make one large block. Create 100 blocks.

Using 25 of the blocks, sew the blocks into a 5 x 5 setting.

Repeat to make a total of four.

Sew those four pieces into this.

Following the initial block construction directions, create 40 more of these blocks.

Sew them into two sets of these.

Sew those rows to the top and bottom of the quilt.

Sew the gold inner border strips together. Sew them onto the quilt.

Sew the blue outer border strips together. Sew them onto the quilt.

Your quilt top should look like this.

Piece together the backing. Layer it with the batting and quilt top. Machine quilt as desired. Bind with the blue binding strips.

89″ x 97″ quilt

My beagle Gracie and I invite you to stop over to my blog, Jo’s Country Junction to check out the great giveaways sponsored by Cabbage Rose Quilting and Fabrics and My Fabric Nook.

Jo Kramer