Charming Stars Quilt


Hello! I am Stefanie from Little Lady Patchwork. I am so thrilled to be sharing another Moda Bake Shop project with you.

My inspiration for my Charming Stars quilt comes from my latest obsession, charm packs. This time I wanted to create a simple quilt that involved very little cutting. The only cutting involved in the Charming Stars quilt is the background fabric, which makes this the perfect weekend project.

Grab your favorite charm packs and let’s get baking!

  • (3) Charm Packs of Fandango by Kate Spain + two extra 5″ squares or charms
  • (2 1/2 yards) of Bella Solid Ivory  SKU# 9900-11
  • (1) yard of cream floral SKU #27052-17 for the borders
  • (1/2) yard of pink stripe fabric SKU 27051-11 for the binding and the settting stones
  • (4 1/2) yards of blue tile fabric SKU# 27043-11 for the backing

Cutting Instruction:
From the Bella Solid Ivory, cut:

  • (10)  2 7/8″ X Width of Fabric (WOF) strips.
  •  Subcut each strip into (128) 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ squares.

Also cut:

  • (1) 5 ” X WOF strip.
  • Subcut this strip into (16) 5 ” X 5″ squares.

Also from the Bella Solid Ivory, cut:
  • (12) 2 1/2″ X WOF strips.
  • Subcut each strip into (24) 2 1/2″ X 14″ rectangles.
Finally, from the Bella Solid Ivory, cut:
  • (2) 2 1/2″ X 60 1/2″ strips

  • (2) 2 1/2″ X 64 1/2″ strips
From the Pink Stripe fabric, cut:
  • (9) 2 1/2″ X WOF strips.
  • Subcut ONE strip into (9) 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ squares.
  • The remaining strips will be used for the binding.

From the cream border fabric, cut:
  • (2) 2 1/2″ X 64 1/2″ strips
  • (2) 2 1/2″ X 68 1/2″ strips
Block Construction
Note: All seams are sewn with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press all seams in the direction of the arrows.
Step 1:
  • Lay your ruler on top of the ivory 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ sqaure.
Step 2:
  • Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on each of the ivory 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ squares.
Step 3:
  • With Right Sides Together (RST), layer an ivory 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ square on top of a 5″ X 5″ charm square.
Step 4 :
  • Using your sewing machine, stitch on the diagonal line.
Step 5:
  • Place the 1/4″ mark of your ruler on the diagonal line that you just stitched.
Step 6:
  • Using your rotary cutter, trim 1/4″ away from the diagonal line.
Step 7:
  • Press the block open.
Step 8:
  • With RST, layer another ivory 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ square on the opposite corner of the 5″ X 5″ charm square.
Step 9:
  • Stitch on the diagonal line.

Step 10:

  • Place the 1/4″ mark of your ruler on the diagonal line.

Step 11:

  • Using your rotary cutter, trim 1/4″ away from the diagonal line.
  • Discard the triangular piece.

Step 12:

  • Press the block open.

  • The block should measure 5″ X 5″ square.
  • Repeat and make a total of 64 blocks.

Step 13:

  • Layout the charm squares as shown below.

Step 14:

  • Join the 5″X5″ charm squares following the above layout.
  • Press the seams in the direction of the arrows.

Step 15:

  • Join the rows to complete the block.
  • Press the seams in the direction of the arrows.
Step 16:
You are now ready to assemble the quilt top. Refer to the photo and diagram for your block placement.
  • Layout the blocks into 4 rows of (4) 14″ X 14″ blocks
  • Place a white 2 1/2″ X 14″ rectangular strip in between the blocks.
For the (3) sashing rows:
  • Alternate a white 2 1/2″ X 14″ rectagular strip and a 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ sqaure for each sashing row.
    Step 17: 
    • Use the following diagram to attach the borders to the quilt top.
    Step 18:
    • Make a quilt sandwich and baste the layers together.
    • Quilt as desired.
    • Bind the quilt using your favorite method.
    (1) Charming Stars Quilts
    68″ X 68″ square
    Finished block size: 13 1/2″ X 13 1/2″
    I  hope that my Charming Stars quilt inspires you to make your own simple version. Please visit my blog to see my Fig Tree version of the Charming Stars quilt.
    Have fun creating your own Charming Stars!
    Stefanie Roman
    Little Lady Patchwork

    American Glory


    Hello! I am Stefanie from Little Lady Patchwork.  I am so thrilled to be sharing another Moda Bake Shop project with you.

    My inspiration for American Glory comes from my love of anything red. I wanted to create a simple, modern quilt that draws its roots from traditional quilt blocks. I hope you enjoy American Glory, my modern version of the American flag.

    1 Bella Solid Layer Cake – Red (sku# 9900LC-16)

    1 Bella Solid Layer Cake – White (sku #9900LC-11)

    3/4 Yard of blue floral fabric from Clermont Farms (sku # 14680-11)

    1/2 Yards of red stripe fabric for binding from Clermont Farms (sku # 14683-11)

    2 1/2 Yards of fabric for backing

    Cutting Instructions:
     
    From (18)  Bella Solid White 10″ X 10″ Squares, cut:
    • (2) 3 1/2″ X 10″ strips.
    • Sub-cut each strip into (1) 3 1/2″ X 9 1/2″  rectangle.

    From (18) Bella Solid White 10″ X 10″ Squares, cut:
    • (2) 3 1/2″ X 10″ strip. Sub-cut each strip into (2) 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ squares.
      
    From the remaining Bella Solid White 10″ X 10″ squares, cut:
    • (2) 3 7/8″ X 10″ strips. Sub-cut each strip into (2) 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ squares.

    From the Bella Solid White, you will need a total of:
    • (36) 3 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ rectangles
    • (72) 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ squares
    • (18) 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ squares
    From (18) Bella Solid Red 10″ X 10″ Squares, cut:
    • (1) 3 1/2″ X 10 ” strip. Sub-cut the strip into (1) 3 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ rectangle.
    • (1) 3 7/8″ X 10″ strip. Sub-cut the strip into (2) 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ squares.

    From the Bella Solid Red, you will need:
    • (18) 3 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ rectangles
    • (18) 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ squares 
    From the Blue Floral Fabric, cut:
    • (18) 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ squares
    • (36) 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ squares  

    Block Construction:
    Note: All seams are sewn with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press all seams in the direction of the arrow.
    Block A
    Step 1:
    • You will be using the red and white 3 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ rectangles.
    • With Right Sides Together (RST), layer a white 3 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ rectangle on top of a red 3 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ rectangle.
    • Sew the rectangles together. Press the block open in the direction of the arrow.

    Step 2:
    • With RST, layer a white 3 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ rectangle on top of the red end of the block that you created above.
    • Sew the rectangles together. Press the block open in the direction of the arrow.

    Block A should measure 9 1/2″ X 9 1/2″.
    Repeat and make a total of (18) Block A.

    Block B

    Step 1:

    • Lay your ruler from corner to corner on the RED 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ square.
    Step 2:
    • Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the red 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ square.

    Step 3:
    • With Right Sides Together (RST), layer a red 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ square on top of a blue floral 3 7/8″ X  3 7/8″ square .

    Step 4:

    • Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, stitch on both sides of the diagonal line.
    Step 5:
    • Place your ruler on the diagonal line.

    Step 6:
    • Cut on the diagonal line. This will yield two separate triangles.
    Step 7:
    • Press the block open toward the red fabric.
    • Trim the block to 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ square
    Step 8:
    • Repeat steps 1-7 for the remaining red 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ squares.
    • Then repeat steps 1 -7 using the white 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ squares.
    You will need a total of:
    • (36) white/blue floral 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ squares.
    • (36) red/blue floral 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ squares.
    Step 9:
    • Lay out the pieces as shown.
    • First join the pieces into rows following the diagram. Press the seams in the direction of the arrows.
    Step 10:
    • Join the rows together to complete the block.
    • Press the seams in the direction of the arrows.
    Block B should measure 9 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ square.
    Repeat and make a total of (18)  91/2″ X 9 1/2″ star blocks.

    You are now ready to construct the quilt top.

    • Lay out the blocks into 6 row of (6) 9 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ blocks.
    • Alternate the stripe and star blocks.
    • Sew the blocks together make each row. Press the blocks to one side or press the seams open.
    • Sew the 6 rows together to complete the quilt top.
    • (1) American Glory Quilt
    • 54″ X 54″
    Here is another color option for my American Glory quilt:
    I hope that my American Glory quilt inspires you to make your own simple version. I can just imagine a taking this quilt on a picnic. It would even make a great gift for a military service member.
    Have fun creating your own American Glory!
    Stefanie Roman
    Little Lady Patchwork

    Ruffled Note Card

    Ruffled Note Card by Stefanie Roman 
    Hello! I am Stefanie from Little Lady Patchwork. I am so pleased to be sharing my first Moda Bake Shop project with you.
    I love to make and receive handmade note cards. My Ruffled Note Card is quick and easy. All crafters, not just quilters can make it.
    It is the perfect way to personalize a gift. If you were giving a quilt as a gift, my Ruffled Note Card would make a great matching accessory. You could even make several of them and give them away as gifts.
    Have fun making your Ruffled Note Cards!

    Leftover Jelly Roll strips (I used leftover jelly roll strips from Swanky by Chez Moi)
    8 1/2″ X 11″ white card stock
    Glue Stick
    Ribbon or Ric Rac for embellishment
    4 1/2″ X 5 3/4″ Envelope
    Bone Folder or Dull Butter Knife
    Pencil
    Ruler

    Cutting Instructions:

    Cut the white card stock in half so that it measures 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″.
    Fold the card stock in half so that it measures 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″.

    Here are a few tips for making a crisp, clean fold in your card stock:
    • Measure 4 1/4″ away from the left side of your card stock.
    • Using your pencil, make a small dot at the 4 1/4″ mark. This will become your 1st registration mark. 
      • Move your ruler closer to the top of your card stock.
      • Measure 4 1/4″ away from the left side of the card stock.
      • Using your pencil, make a small dot at the 4 1/4″ mark. This will become your 2nd registration mark.

       

      • Use your ruler to line up the two registration marks. 
      • Use your bone folder to score a fold along the side of your ruler. If you do not have a bone folder, you can use a dull butter knife.
      • You may need to run the bone folder along the edge of the ruler several times in order to get a good fold line.

        •  Fold your card stock in half using the fold line that you created. Your card should measure 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″.
        Choose (5) coordinating jelly roll strips. I chose 5 jelly roll strips from Swanky by Chez Moi, however you can use any jelly roll strips you might have in your stash.
        Cut (1)  2 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ strip from each of the coordinating jelly roll strips.
        You will need a total of (5)  2 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ coordinating jelly roll strips.

        Step 1:
        • Fold the 2 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ strip in half.
        • Press the strip with your iron.
        • Repeat for each of the (5)  2 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ strips.
        Step 2:
        • Align the first jelly roll strip with the bottom of the white card stock. The jelly roll strip will overlap the edges of the white card stock.
        • Lift up one end of the jelly roll strip and place a dab of glue on the center of the white card stock. This will help hold the jelly roll strip in place while you sew it down.

        Step 3:
        • Sew 1/4 ” away from the raw edge of the first jelly roll strip.
        Step 4:
        • Lay the 2nd jelly roll strip on top of the first jelly roll strip. Use your stitch line as a guide for keeping the second jelly roll strip straight.
        • Lift up one end of the jelly roll strip and place a dab of glue on the center of the white card stock.

         Step 5:
        • Sew a 1/4″ away from the raw edge of the second jelly roll strip.
        • Your Ruffled Card should look like this:

          Step 6:

          • Repeat Step 5 for the 3rd and 4th jelly roll strips.

          Step 7:

          • Align the last jelly roll strip with the fold line on the white card stock.
          • Lift up one edge of the jelly roll strip and place a dab of glue on the center of the white card stock.
          • Place your scrap piece of ribbon on top of the last jelly roll strip.
          • Lift up one edge of the ribbon and place a dab of glue on the center of the white card stock

          Sew down the center of your ribbon.

          Your Ruffled Note Card will look like this:

          Step 8:

          • Turn your Ruffled Card over to the backside.
          • Align your ruler with the edge of the white card stock.
          • Trim off the excess fabric.

          Step 9:

          • Turn your Ruffled Note Card over to the front side.
          • Sew a 1/4″ seam away from the left edge of the Ruffled Card.
          • Sew a 1/4″ seam away from the right edge of the Ruffled Card.
          Voila!

          One Ruffled Note Card measuring 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″.

          Your finished Ruffled Note Card will look like this:
          Simply slide your card into the 4 1/2″ X 5 3/4″ envelope. It is now ready to give to someone special!

          Here are a few more Ruffled Note Card options:

          Stefanie Roman

          Please check out my blog for more inspiring projects.
          I will have more Ruffled Note Card photos posted on my blog.
          Thank you for baking with me!