Trifle Dish: Orange Peel



 
To make LAYER 2, use layer cakes and yardage to create a two-color version. One layer cake will make one block. Alternatively, use charm squares to create a scrappy version.


For EACH Orange Peel block, you will need:
Fabric 1/Background: 4 – 5″ squares
Fabric 2/Peels: 4 – 5″ squares

You will also need:
Applique thread (hand or machine)
Applique needles (for hand applique)
Basting glue
Template plastic

Suggested precuts: fat quarters, layer cake, charm pack


This block can be made using machine or hand applique techniques. 

1. Create template pieces for the orange peels. See Printer Friendly Version at the end of this post to download the orange peel template file. Cut out a total of 32 orange peels for the row.

    Tip: Be sure to label your template with permanent marker so you can use them again in another project.

    2. Cut out background fabric. You will need 4 squares for each block, cut them to 5″ to allow yourself some wiggle room for the applique.

    3. Applique one orange peel to each 5″ square, using the applique template as a placement guide. Use your preferred method of applique. Make a total of 32 orange peel blocks. Trim to 4½” square.

    4. Join 4 orange peel blocks together to make one complete block. The unfinished block should measure 8½” square.

    4. Join 8 blocks to form Layer 2.


    1 row, measuring 64″ x 8″

    Block design by Leila Gardunia of {Sewn by Leila}

    Trifle Dish: Cherry Spools and Lady Fingers


     
    To make LAYER 1, use fat eighths to create a two-color version. Two fat eighths will yield two blocks. Alternatively, use a variety of precuts to create a scrappy version.

    For EACH Cherry Spool block, you will need:
    Fabric 1/Spool:

    • (2) 2½” squares 
    • (2) 2″ x 8″ strips

    Fabric 2/Leaves:

    • (6) 2½” squares

    Fabric 3/Cherries:

    • (4) 2″ squares

    Fabric 4/Background:

    • (8) 2½” squares
    • (2 ) 2″ x 8″ strips
    • (9) 2″ squares

    You will need (6) 2½” x 11½” strips for sashing between blocks (Lady Fingers)

    Finished block measures 11″ square

    Tip: use a mix of low value prints for the background if desired

    Suggested precuts for scrappy version: fat quarters, layer cake, charm pack

     
    1. Create half square triangle (HST) units


    • Draw a line on the wrong side of each 2½” background square. 
    • Pair each 2½” background square with spool squares and leaf squares (a total of 8 pairs of background fabric + print), right sides together. 
    • Lining up the edge of your foot with the pencil line, sew a scant ¼” seam on each side of the line. 
    • Cut on the pencil line and press to the darker fabric. 
    • Square up each HST to 2″.

      Make 12 sets of background/leaves HSTs and 4 sets of background/spool HSTs per block.

    2. Lay out your block pieces for the center as shown.

    Piece together in rows.

    Add background side strips and spool top and bottom. Press well.

    3. Repeat step 2 to make 4 more blocks (5 total).

    4. Join 5 blocks and 6 lady fingers together to form Layer 1.


    1 row, measuring 64″ x 11″

    Block design by Robin Nelson of {www.craftsisters.com}

    Story Book Star Baby Quilt

     Hey y’all!  This is my first tutorial with Moda Bake Shop, so if you don’t know me yet, I’m Kristan Kremer from Doodle Do Designs.  Pleased to meet you!

    I’m going to share a fun and fast baby quilt pattern with you today.  One super-sized block in the center of the quilt makes for a quick but impressive gift for that new little bundle in your life.  Here’s what you’ll need to make this sweet baby quilt.


    1 charm pack (I used Story Book by Kate & Birdie Paper Co.) – Note: you only need 36 charms from the pack

    1/3 yard fabric for the center star points (I used the tossed birds print from Story Book)
    1/4 yard contrast border fabric (I used Bella Solids Sunshine)
    7/8 yard background fabric (I used Bella Solids Bleached White) 
    1 1/4 yard backing fabric (I used the pirates and planes print from Story Book)
    3/8 yard binding (I used the aqua stars print from Story Book)
    1 package of crib sized batting
    Disappearing ink pen


    Use a 1/4 inch seam throughout
    RST = Right Sides Together
    WOF = Width of Fabric
    HST = Half Square Triangles

    • Pick out 4 charms from your charm pack for the center of the star.
    Story Book Star Baby Quilt Tutorial | Doodle Do Designs for Moda Bake Shop

    • Pick out 32 charms from your charm pack for the outer borders, and set aside.
      • Note: Put the rest of your charms back in your stash for another project, or use them to make a scrappy pieced back for this quilt.
    Story Book Star Baby Quilt Tutorial | Doodle Do Designs for Moda Bake Shop


    Cutting

    • From your star points fabric, cut (2) 10″ squares.
    • From your background fabric, cut:
      • (1) 9″ x WOF, then subcut into (4) 9″ squares
      • (1)10″ x WOF, then subcut into (2) 10″ squares
      • (2) 2 3/4″ x 27 1/2″
      • (2) 2 3/4″ x 32″
    • From your contrast border fabric, cut:
      • (2) 1 1/4″ x 26″
      • (2) 1 1/4″ x 27 1/2″

    Assembling the quilt top

    • Sew the 4 charms you chose for your star center into a four patch, and trim to measure 9″ square.  Set aside.
    Story Book Star Baby Quilt Tutorial | Doodle Do Designs for Moda Bake Shop

    • Using your 10″ squares, place one background fabric and one star point fabric RST.  Draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner on the back of one of the squares.  Make two sets.  Sew a 1/4″ away from the seam on each side of this line for both sets.  Cut on the line to make four sets of HST blocks.  Press the seams toward the darker fabric.
    Story Book Star Baby Quilt Tutorial | Doodle Do Designs for Moda Bake Shop

    • Place two HST blocks RST.  Draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner on the back of one of the squares.  Sew a 1/4″ away from the seam on each side of this line.  Cut on the line.  Press the seams open.  Trim to 9″ square.  Repeat for the second set.  You should now have four hourglass blocks.
    Story Book Star Baby Quilt Tutorial | Doodle Do Designs for Moda Bake Shop

    • Using your four patch, four 9″ squares of background fabric, and four hourglass blocks, arrange in a nine patch as pictured.
    Story Book Star Baby Quilt Tutorial | Doodle Do Designs for Moda Bake Shop
    • Sew the units making up each row together, press seams to alternating sides.  Then sew the rows together, nesting your seams.  Press seams open.

    • Sew a 1 1/4″ x 26″ contrast border strip to each side of your large center star.  Press seams toward the darker fabric.  Sew a 1 1/4″ x 27 1/2″ contrast border strip to the top and bottom of your large center star.  Press seams toward the darker fabric.
    Story Book Star Baby Quilt Tutorial | Doodle Do Designs for Moda Bake Shop

    • Sew a  2 3/4″ x 27 1/2″ background border strip to each side of your large center star.  Press seams toward the darker fabric.  Sew a 2 3/4″ x 31 1/2″ background border strip to the top and bottom of your large center star.  Press seams toward the darker fabric.
    Story Book Star Baby Quilt Tutorial | Doodle Do Designs for Moda Bake Shop

    • Using the 32 charms you set aside earlier, sew together in 2 rows each of 7 charms and 2 rows each of 9 charms.  Press seams to one side.
    Story Book Star Baby Quilt Tutorial | Doodle Do Designs for Moda Bake Shop
    • Sew a 7 charm unit to each side of the quilt.  Press seams toward the charm border.  Sew a 9 charm unit to the top and bottom of the quilt.  Press seams toward the charm border.
    Story Book Star Baby Quilt Tutorial | Doodle Do Designs for Moda Bake Shop

    • Your quilt top is all finished!  Now just give it a good press, make a quilt sandwich with your batting and backing, and then quilt and bind as desired.  I prefer to use machine binding with baby quilts since they will be getting lots of love and washing.
    Story Book Star Baby Quilt Tutorial | Doodle Do Designs for Moda Bake Shop


    One 41″ square baby quilt full of love and snuggles.

    Story Book Star Baby Quilt Tutorial | Doodle Do Designs for Moda Bake Shop

    Kristan Kremer
    {doodledodesigns.blogspot.com}