Missy's Fall Garden Quilt

Louisiana has suffered a long, hot, humid summer. Anything reminding us of cooler fall weather was needed, so here came the idea of creating a Fall Quilt Garden from the Moda designs of Sandy Gervais, called "Awesome". This quilt uses every one of the 42 swatches from the Layer Cake and provides a variety of fall flowers scattered in field of soft white.

Hi, my name is Jamie with L' Fair Quilts, and I hail from the most southern part of Louisiana --- further south than New Orleans! I am a baby boomer closing in on retirement age (although no plans to leave a 36 year career in finance -- yet) and very excited to expand my quilting hobby. I have been watching the internet quilt world from afar and decided it was time to jump in head first. I started a blog this past January, and created a "hobby" pattern/quilt line under the name L'Fair Quilts (a play on my last name).
I hope you enjoy my first Moda Bake Shop submission and look forward to coming back again every so often to share my love of quilting.

  • 1 Layer Cake, "Awesome" by Sandy Gervais (contains 42 - 10" x 10" swatches)
  • 2 1/4 yards solid background, Moda Bella Snow (#9900-11)
  • 1 1/4 yards orange solid by Sandy Gervais for inner border and binding
  • 1 3/4 yards large print by Sandy Gervais for outside border (#17541)
  • 4 1/2 yards backing


From Layer Cake:
  • Cut each 10" x 10" fabric swatch into four 5" x 5" squares, yielding 42 sets of flower petals.

From Background Fabric:
  • Cut 9 - 2" strips, subcut to 168 - 2" squares
  • Draw a diagonal line on each of the 2" squares
  • Cut 15 - 3 1/2" strips, subcut to 168 - 3 1/2" squares
  • Draw a diagonal line on each of the 3 1/2 squares, and another line 1/2" apart (for snacks later in another project).

From Orange Solid:
  • Cut 14 - 2 1/2" strips for inner border and binding, pieced diagonally to make inner border and binding:
  • Subcut to 2 - 2 1/2" x 63 1/2" for sides
  • Subcut to 2 - 2 1/2" x 58 1/2" for top and bottom
  • Use remaining for binding

From Large Print:
  • Cut 8 - 6 1/2" strips, pieced diagonnally to make outside borders
  • Subcut to 2 - 6 1/2" x 67 1/2" for sides
  • Subcut to 2 - 6 1/2" x 70 1/2" for top and bottom

Sew a 2" background square to the top right hand corner of each 5" square.

Trim each corner as pictured below and press open the background square.

Sew a 3 1/2" background square to the top left hand corner of each 5" square, then run a second stitch along the other drawn line.

Cut between the lines, press open (and don't forget to save those trimmed leftovers for snacks in future projects). If you have a chance to visit my blog later on, you may even find the quilt top I made with my leftovers!

Assemble each of the 42 flowers, sewing the top two petals, then the bottom two -- helpful hint: don't cut the thread between the top and bottom. When you sew the top and bottom together, the thread keeps the intersection in tact for a perfect matching of seams.

Open the center intersection (clip the little thread first) and press counter-clockwise.

  • For the top, layout is 6 flower blocks across and 7 rows down.
  • Add side inner borders, then add top and bottom inner borders.
  • Add side outside borders, then add top and bottom inner borders.
  • Layer top, batting, and backing .... quilt as desired!

A finished quilt measuring 70" x 79", with each finished flower measuring 9".

Jamie in Louisiana


Cristina said...

I love it, so simple and yet so gorgeous and like in Louisiana here in Alentejo, Portugal the summer is still here and was and is very hot. I'm looking forward cooler weather.
This quilt is perfect

tvbleak said...

The quilt is beautiful, the directions are clear and then the half square triangles all ready to go on to another quilt. Thanks you so much. :^)

Dany said...


Sherry said...

I love this! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

Staci said...

Very nice quilt! Lovely for fall, and I can certainly imagine it done up in brights or pastels or even holiday fabrics! Looking forward to seeing your 'leftovers' in action on your blog!

traceyjay said...

I'm such a fan of how you did those flowers... it looks beautiful! :)

Thank you for the great tutorial, and your first photo is really nice too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful quilt - great design!!

Mary in NYC said...

Great job, Jamie! I bought the fabric - now to make the quilt.

Joanna said...

Massachusetts had a long, hot summer too, and autumn can't come soon enough for me. Therefore, I love seeing an autumn theme quilt. It's a beautiful design. You did a great job on the instructions for it. Thanks.

a.niza said...

I really love this pattern...so simple in construction but producing such a pretty quilt

corinne said...

I like winter!! I live in upstate NY and this summer was hot. I can not wait for fall. This is a great quilt, thanks for the directions. Will make it next weekend. I going to use the swanky fsbric collection.

Barb in Mi said...

Jamie, congrats to your 1st bake shop! The Fall Garden Quilt is beautiful - great job!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Very Pretty! I love the flower block! It is very nice! Can't wait to see more of your work!

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