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.


gale said...

Gorgeous and the little one is so cute! I have avoided honey buns because they are so narrow but I think I may have to get a couple and try this.

Frauke said...

wonderfull springtime colours

Copper Patch said...

A brilliant pattern. I can't wait to give it a try. I love the fabric too!

Busty LaRue said...

What a wonderful set of patterns. Can't wait to make these both up! :)

blauraute said...

A very nice quilt, wonderful colours and patterns.

Meerkat said...

Really nice! I think this is must do for me. Thanks for the instructions.

Sandra said...

This is a great pattern. I have some jelly rolls waiting patiently to be turned in to something nice. This could work with those too I think....

Luisa said...

My first time over to this blog and it's a beautiful blog. Lovely colors

Luisa said...

My first time over to this blog and it's a beautiful blog. Lovely colors.

V and Co. said...

very very lovely! i love that line!!

Me and Madeline said...


I'm desperate for hunky dory yardage so I can get cracking on a number of products! Where can I find it?

Sam said...

This quilt is perfect for my early Christmas project! --- Sam

Sontza Design Works said...

Absolutely adorable!! I know a certain little girl that lives in my house that would love that one for her and her numerous dollys!

Thanks for the recipe!

rachel griffith said...

this is SO cute.

SillyMama said...

Love your design!

Amanda said...

I love it! I have a wonderful granddaughter that would love this! I guess I should make a couple of them.

Melissa said...

Those are both such beautiful quilts!!!!!
The little doll one is soo adorable!
Welcome to Moda Bake Shop!

Meet Virginia said...

This is too cute I think I will have to give this one a shot!!


Lizzie said...

Gorgeous pattern and I love the two for one aspect, can't wait to try it.

Wendie said...

these quilts are absolutely beautiful

Katie B. said...

Yes!! I've been looking for a honey bun pattern. Thanks for this.

Jennifer said...

I LOVE this quilt! Fabulous! I'm going to make a couple this weekend! Great job on your tutorial!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful pattern. Thanks!

motherof3 said...

Can't wait to make this, would love to have a PDF.

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats Julie on your first bakehouse design.......

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Congrats Julie! Can't wait to try them out :^)

Rachel said...

@ Me and Madeline: I, too, am waiting for Hunky Dory yardage. Should be coming soon, I bet. Just noticed this evening that the Make Life yardage is now available online - at least on eBay.

Qubie said...

What a clover idea

Kim Walus said...

What a great pattern and use of fabric. I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing your work with us. I definitely want to make this quilt and the fabric you used is perfect for it. Welcome to the Bake Shop, too.

Gr8life59 said...

I just finished the Cobblestone Road quilt using Moda honey buns - Swanky by Chez Moi. You can stop by my blog to see pictures. Thanks for sharing the the pattern, I am fairly new to quilting so this was a huge step for me. My blog is