Cobblestone Road Quilt and Pebbles Doll Quilt

by Julie Sebire of Narioka.
Welcome to my first Moda Bake Shop tutorial.
Cobblestone Road Quilt and matching Pebbles doll quilt, made using Honey Buns from the very pretty Hunky Dory collection.

2 honey buns
2.5 yards backing
20 inches binding
20 inches of two co-ordinating fabrics for pieced backs (optional).
2 yards batting.
Note:  Save any unused strips and off-cuts as you go.  With careful cutting there will be enough fabric left over to make the Pebbles doll quilt too.
Step 1:
From the first honey bun separate the strips into seven groups of five strips each.  There will be five strips left over, just put aside.   Try to vary the colours in each group then join them together sewing from selvedge to selvedge.  See image below.

Step 2:
Take your second Honey Bun and two of the leftover strips from step one.  From each strip cut ten, 3.5 inch long pieces.
Step 3:
The 3.5 inch long pieces will make up 84 of these rectangle blocks.  One color for the centre and four pieces of another fabric for the border.  Join the two sides to the center piece first.  Then add the top and bottom pieces.  See below.

Step 4:
Arrange the rectangle blocks in rows of fourteen, mixing the colors as you go.  There will be six rows.

Step 5:
Using the finished quilt image below as a guide, lay out the seven rows of complete strips and six rows of rectangles, alternating between the two.  You may need to rearrange rows until you are satisfied with the position of various colors.

Step 6:

Starting from the top.  Sew your first row of strips to the first row of rectangles.  Start close to one side.  The rows of strips will be wider than the row of rectangles.  After joining each row of strips onto rectangles, square up the edges making the rows of strips the same length as the rectangle rows, see below.
Tip:  Its much safer to trim off the excess than cut your rows to an exact size before joining them together.   There are a lot of seams using narrow pre-cuts so you will find a slight error in seam width can make quite a difference over a complete quilt.
Step 7:
Once all your rows are together, your quilt top is complete.   Fabric from a regular 44 inch bolt of fabric can be used for backing as the quilt top will be almost the same width.  If you are sending your quilt to be professionally quilted, your backing may be required to be wider than the quilt top.  To alleviate this problem I insert a pieced section into the backing, alternatively you can use a wider quilt backing.  You may not need to do this if you are quilting by hand or on a domestic machine.   See pieced back below.  It adds a little extra interest to the quilt too.

Step 8:
You can now baste, quilt and bind your quilt.  You will have enough scrap fabric left over to make the following matching doll quilt.
Pebbles doll quilt.
Step 9:
Gather all unused strips and off-cuts from the previous quilt.   Before you start, lay out your pieces roughly to see if you need to incorporate any additional fabric from a co-ordinating fabric to increase the size.   With  careful cutting, there should be enough scraps to make a reasonable sized doll quilt.

Join left-over sections of strips together, see image below.
Step 10:
Cut across these strips in 1.5 inch widths.

Step 11:
Arrange different strips and sew together.  Make as many blocks like this as your scraps will allow, then join blocks together to make the small dolls quilt top.

Step 12:
Baste, quilt and bind.

One quilt, single bed topper, 42.5 x 65.5 inches.
One matching doll quilt from leftover scraps, 20.5 x 16.5 inches.
A lovely quilt for a little girl and her favorite doll.