I’m Blushing!

Hello! I’m Natalia Bonner, owner of  Piece N Quilt in Heber, UT. You can read all about me here. I’m so excited to be sharing my first Moda Bake Shop project with you. What better way to start my Moda Bake Shop sharing than with a quilt titled “I’m Blushing!”

1 Jelly Roll Basics Milk
1 Blush Jelly Roll
3.5 coordinating yards backing
1 coordinating yard binding

Start by separating your jelly rolls. From your Blush jelly roll separate out three white prints for centers of your blocks.

Separate out four prints for your flowers.

Separate out 3 brown strips for the flower stems and petals.

From your white prints cut 24 – 2.5″x2.5″ squares.

From your prints you will create 24 blocks. (You can make two blocks from each print) Start by sewing two 2.5″x 2.5″ blocks to each side of your white 2.5″ block.
Now sew a 6.5″x 2.5″ strip to the other sides of the block to create the block above. Repeat this process until you have 24 blocks.
Using your white strips cut 12, 2.5″x 12.5″ strips for your large blocks. From your prints you will sew two 2.5″x 2.5″ squares to the ends of the long strip as shown in the image above. (You will be able to make one block from each print.)

Now attach two 16.5″ strips to complete the block as shown in the image above. You will need 12 total of this block.

Now for your sashing you will use your white jelly roll strips.

Then from your white jelly roll strips you will cut 8, 6.5″x1.5″ strips for the ends of your long block rows.
Sew all of the top portion of the quilt together as shown in the image above.

For the bottom portion start by sewing 3, 24.5″ strips together side by side.

The sew one square block to the top of that strip.

Next you will sew a brown stem that is 20.5″ to a white strip that is 10.5″
Then sew two white strips that are 30.5″ side by side as shown in the image above.

Now add a brown strip that is 26.5″ with a white strip that is 4.5″ next to a 30.5″ white strip as shown in the image above.

Now sew together a 18.5″ brown strip with a 4.5″ white strip on the top. Sew a 22.5″ white strip to the side of that creating a piece that looks like the image above.

For the 4th stem you will first sew a 14.5″ brown strip to a 2.5″ white strip. Then add two 16.5″ white strips to the left side and one to the right side.

Now you will sew the bottom section of blocks together as shown in the image above.

You should now have 5 sections for the bottom portion, as shown in the image above.

Sew them together in sections. First attach stem four to the lower blocks. Then attach the rectangle bocks to the top of that section.

Now sew the 3rd stem to the block section,  attach the square blocks to the top of the right portion. Last attach the first two stems and you should have a bottom section that looks like the image above.
I now add my applique to this bottom portion before sewing the top and bottom portions together. For me it’s just less bulk to put through the machine.

For the applique you will take the 4 prints that you set aside at the beginning.

Now, cut those strips into 1/4ths and sew them back together side by side creating a square. As shown in the image above.

For my circle flower I like to use a bowl to for my shape. Then refer to my starch applique tutorial to see my quick way of adding applique with no fusible.
Repeat this process with some scraps for the small circle centers. I used a cup for my template, perfect size.

 For the leaves on the applique cut out a shape like the petal above and cut out 6 leaves. (There should be enough brown scraps for all six leaves.

Use the image above to refer to for applique placement.
I used a blanket stitch and brown thread to applique by machine.

Sew the top and bottom portions together. Add a white border using your white jelly roll strips.
Now quilt.

Bind and enjoy!

Don’t forget to stop by my blog to see more of my fun tutorials using precut fabrics. Also stop by Piece N Quilt, use discount code ‘modabakeshop’ and save 10% off your total purchase!

1 Blush Quilt 57″x63″

0 comments on “I’m Blushing!

  1. Sherry says:

    Your quilts are always so awesome! Thanks for sharing this one with us. Happy Holidays!

  2. kpmattingly says:

    So pretty. LOVE it!

  3. So original and just beautiful!

  4. I LOVE this Natalia!! Great first project!

  5. Jewel says:

    That is so unique! I love it and will definately be trying my hand at it.

  6. Vicki says:

    Beautiful! I love it, and your quilting is just gorgeous.

  7. Oh…I like that! I was trying to find something to do with my wildflowers jelly roll. I think I found it!

  8. Lyric says:

    Oh, I'm in love! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Shorty says:

    That is absolutely adorable! I love it. The appliqued flowers add soooo much unique character and simple detail to a modern quilt design. Wonderful job, my friend!

  10. Natalia,
    You are soooo amazing! I LOVE this quilt and have to make it!

  11. WOW !!! THat is really a cute quilt!

  12. Ohh I love it! It is so pretty.

  13. Oh gosh that's so cute!

  14. Carol T says:

    I love your quilt!!! I want to make it!

  15. Erynn says:

    I've been searching for just the right pattern for a quilt for my new baby girl. Now I've found it. This is perfect! Thanks.

  16. How beautiful. I can't imagine how long it took to quilt all those cute pebbles. My shoulders hurt just looking at it! LOL but love it!

  17. jabeybaby says:

    Another great tutorial! Thanks for sharing! Oh and your quilting looks awesome!

  18. Tracey says:

    That is so great! I love it! I just ordered the Blush FQ bundle… I might have to add a jelly roll to my wish list too! 🙂

  19. happy zombie says:

    Gasp. Your quilt KNOCKS MY SOCKS OFF!!! And that's quite a feat since I'm barefoot!

    Wow, wow, wow, wowie zowie wow… I'm just cuckoo for cocoa puffs over your quilt!

  20. V and Co. says:

    too cute for words! 😉

  21. Elisabeth says:

    Great quilt! I've been looking at your blog for a while now and I was wondering when they were going to feature you on the moda bakeshop.

  22. kwiltmakr says:

    Super nice quilt. I think my granddaughter needs this one!

  23. CJ says:

    Beautiful!! I hope to get this one on my 2010 to do list. 😀

  24. Jackie says:

    A terrific first project! It is just beautiful!

  25. SheilaC says:

    Love, love love this quilt!!! Can't wait to buy the Blush so I can make one for myself.

    Thank you so much for sharing it!


  26. Kim Walus says:

    Great first quilt on the Bake Shop. I love the colors and your design is wonderful. Congrats!

  27. This is a wonderful quilt Natalia! I want to try it soon!

  28. Janis says:

    You have designed a gorgeous quilt! Your tutorial is excellent too. So happy to see you here on Moda Bake Shop – congrats! I'm off to check out your blog now. Love your work!

  29. Shawn says:

    I love your project and fabric choice, great design!

  30. Malissa says:

    I used to be a Bonner so I had to leave a comment:)

  31. Heather says:

    I really like this quilt. I'm headed to Heber while I'm in UT for Christmas and I hope to stop by.

  32. OkapiDiva says:

    This quilt is soooo cute! I am not a quilt person per se, but I have seen so many beautiful, modern and artistic quilts lately that I am inspired to make one myself. I mean, let's face it, I have enough fabric around to make about five or six myself. Living in and around Kalona, Iowa for for so many years, you kinda see the same traditional quilt over and over again. This is refreshing.

  33. Marianne says:

    Wowee! Too cute! 🙂

  34. genny says:

    I can't wait to make your 1st quilt on Bake Shop!

  35. Zee says:

    I am so proud of you. I love this quilt, you are one talented gal. Thanks for sharing.

  36. This is great! Thanks Natalia!

  37. happy zombie says:

    Natalia… I Just have to say… I think this is the 8th time I've come to look at this project/second comment. I'm still wowing and zowing over it! I can't stop thinking about it!

  38. Natalia says:

    Thank you to all who have left such sweet comments! I love how this quilt turned out. I'm thinking it'll make the perfect bedspread for my little girl. Your comments are all so inspiring and motivating to me.