Dot Dot Dash Quilt

Hi, I'm Karen from Lisnaweary Quilts and I'm delighted to share my second 'recipe' on the Moda Bake Shop with you. By adding some extra yardage of fabric to a jelly roll, I have made a generous single bed quilt. Just right for all those snowy, frosty days. Hoopla is such a bright and colourful range, its bound to brighten up your day!

1 Hoopla Jelly Roll
2 yds Moda Solid White Bleached 9900-98
1 1/2yds Hoopla green floral 32411-11
1yd Hoopla green check 32236-33
5yds Hoopla dot 32410-20

From the jelly roll, pick out 15 strips - 5 sets of 3 strips.

Trim off selvages (strips should measure 42 1/2").

Sew together in groups of threes, along the length of strips.

From remaining 25 strips: cut two 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares from 11 strips and one 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square from the remaining 14 strips - 36 squares in total.

From background fabric cut:

(12) 2 1/2" x 42 1/2" strips

(6) 2 1/2" x 13 3/4" strips

(3) 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips

(33) 2 1/2" x 3" strips

Sew a 2 1/2" x 3" white piece and 2 1/2" coloured squared together, then alternate white and coloured again until there are 4 coloured squares.

Sew a 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" white piece to the final coloured square. Sew a coloured square to this, and again alternate between white and coloured until there are 4 coloured squares, finish the strip with a 2 1/2" x 3" white piece. Press well. Strip should measure 42 1/2". Make 3 strips.

Sew a 2 1/2" x 13 3/4" strip to a 2 1/2" coloured square, then alternate between 2 1/2" x 3" white pieces and 2 1/2" coloured squares until there are four coloured squares. Sew a 2 1/2" x 13 3/4" white piece to the end. Press well. Strip should measure 42 1/2". Make 3 strips.

For each of the six strips: Sew a 2 1/2" x 42 1/2" strip to either side of the length of the strip.

Each strip should now measure 6 1/2" x 42 1/2".

Starting with a white background strip with 8 coloured squares, arrange the eleven strips as shown in the photo, alternating between coloured strips and white strips.

Sew strips together and press well.

1st Border: from green floral fabric cut (6) 6 1/2 x Width of Fabric.

First sew on top and bottom borders. Piece together and sew on side borders.

2nd border: from white solid fabric, cut (7) 2 1/2" x Width of Fabric.

Piece together and sew on quilt.

Sew remaining 25 strips from jelly roll together along length of strips, press well.

Some will be different lengths.

Fold over, right sides together. sew 1st and last strips together.

This makes a sort of tube!

Trim off selvages.

Cut the tube into 2 1/2" strips.

Now there should be a hoop- la!!

Unpick one of the seams anywhere in the hoop.

Sew on 4 more squares, this gives a strip of 29 squares.

Make 4 of these strips.

Make four more strips in a similar way, this time make sure you have 45 squares in each strip!

For top and bottom chequered border, sew two of the 29 square strips together along the length of the strip.

Repeat for side borders using 45 square strips. Press well.

Pin top and bottom borders to the quilt top.

Sew in place.

Nearly there....

Pin and sew chequered border to sides of quilt top.

Layer backing, wadding and quilt top. Quilt as desired. Sew on binding. Remember the quilt label!

A generous single bed quilt 66" x 90"

My quilt was beautifully long arm quilted by Yvonne McKee; dainty butterflies flutter across the flowers!


Hope you like the tutorial and the quilt!

Check out my blog for more photos and chat about sewing!

Karen Maxwell

Lisnaweary Quilts


Carly said...

super cute, i love these simpler quilt designs. might have to try it! :)

Quiltjane said...

Thank you for the great tutorial. The quilt is beautiful, especially set amongst the snowy backdrop.

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

what a beautiful quilt!

Shawn said...

I love it and your beautiful pictures in the snow!!

Kelli said...

Such a pretty quilt, and the fabric is perfect. No snow for me though! In Brisbane, Australia, we are having intervals of steaming hot and flooding rain. Lots of inside time for sewing :)

Sherry said...

Very cute quilt. I want to make this one for sure. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Admitted Fabricaholic said...

So very cute!!! Love it!

Mariaje said...

me encanta es muy cute

The Tulip Patch said...

very pretty quilt...and pretty economical for a bed quilt, too!

Tiffaney said...


krisgray said...

Lovely! So nice to see a bed size project.

Crazyquiltgirl said...

What a cute quilt. And I just love the photos of it in the snow. Thank you for sharing.

Carol said...

This is a really cute quilt and great tutorial.

Jennifer said...

oh wow, I'm loving this quilt design a lot, I say this about a lot of the quilts I see on here, but this one seriously looks like something I could try as my first quilt (my new years resolution is to stop quibbling and actually make one but I am so spoiled for choice!)

Jennie said...

ooohhh it's sooo pretty!! Love the butterfly touch!

Ree said...


Xoxoxxx Ree

Frauke said...

wonderfull colours and pattern the quilt is wonderfull in the snow

Bette Lee said...

My granddaughter would love this quilt and in those wonderful bright colors. Might have to make it for her.

Bette Lee said...

My granddaughter would love this adorable quilt esp. in the colors you have it. I may have to make it for her...

nansie said...

I LOVE your's just simply dashing!!! Thanks for the neat tutorial. Love the pictures of the quilt near the dog and snow.

Stephanie Zito said...

Absolutely stunning and gorgeous quilt Karen!

~Niki~ said...

So fresh and lovely~great pic with the snow!

Modern Male Homemaker said...

I love projects that make quick work of Jelly Rolls! I'm thinking it'd be cute to make this using Morse code for a secret message or kid's name.

PEGGY said...

I love that quilt...thank you for the tutorial and the gorgeous pictures.
Wish I could get a kit for that!!!
Know of anyone kitting them up?
Peggy in NJ USA

April said...

It's darling. Great job!

SJ said...


Love the quilt, would love to send you a CD!!


Michele said...

Wow, just love those bright gorgeous colors! What a wonderful quilt! Love the snow photos!

Spinning Beauty said...

Nice! I am inspired! Love the bright colors on these cold, dark winter days.

Ann Nora said...

Simple sewing and a little patience and you have a beautiful and unique quilt - thanks so much!

Susan said...

Sew Cute

Suzanne said...

I love how you made the checkered border something super easy!

Karyn said...

Very cute quilt love the bright colors!

Greenville Coupon Clippers said...

made this over the summer and love it! Nice bright colors.