Kristy's Dream Quilt

The highlight of this project was working with "A Morris Tapestry" fabric designed by Barbara Brackman. The colors and design of this fabric line is STUNNING! This is my second project for the Moda Bake Shop and I could not have enjoyed it more.

1 Layer Cake
3 yards for background, setting triangles, #8171-34
1/2 yard #8172-22 for border #1
2 3/4 yards 8175-11 for border #2
Backing, 5 1/2 yards #8176-11

Cutting Instructions:

Layer Cake
  • From each layer cake 10" x 10" sheet, cut (5) 2" x 10" strips for a total of 210 strips (will use 204)

From Background, For Blocks and set-in triangles
  • Cut (8) 3 1/2" length of fabric ("LOF") strips
  • Subcut to (96) 3 1/2" squares

  • Cut (4) 2 1/2" LOF strips
  • Subcut to (60) 2 1/2" squares

  • Cut (14) 2" wide LOF strips
  • Subcut (30) 2" x 6.5" strips
  • Subcut (30) 2" x 9.5" strips

  • Cut (2) 14" wide LOF strips
  • Subcut to (4) 14" squares (set aside left over for next step*)
  • Subcut diagonally twice (as pictured below) for 16 triangles

  • Cut 2, 7 1/2" squares from the left over * above
  • Subcut diagonally once for 4 triangles (as pictured below)

From Border #1 Fabric
  • Cut 7, 2" LOF Strips

From Border #2 Fabric
  • Cut 9, 6.5" LOF strips
  • Cut 8, 2.5" strips for binding

Sewing Instructions:

Large Flower Wheel - Make 24
  • For each flower wheel, make (4) 5" rail fence blocks
  • Choose 2 sets of 3 strips (2" x 10") from the sliced layer cake.
  • Sew each set of 3 strips together, pressing seams to one side.

  • Slice each set in half, for (4) 5" square rail fences.

  • Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on each of the 3 1/2" background squares and another line 1/2" away.

  • In the upper right hand corner of each 5" square rail fence block, sew a 3 1/2" background square diagonally. Then go back and sew a second seam on the other line.

  • Cut away excess between the two seams and press the blocks open. Because you have already sewn a second line, the leftovers can be opened for HST's for bonus projects later.

  • Assemble the Large Flower Wheel, following the picture layout below.

ASSEMBLY - Small Flower Wheel (Finishes at 9"), Make 15

For each small flower wheel, make 4, 3 1/2" square rail fence blocks.

  • Choose 2 sets of (2) 2" x 10" strips
  • Sew each set of 2 together (for 2 strip sets) pressing seams to one side.
  • Slice each set 3 1/2" to make (4) 3 1/2" square rail fences.
  • Draw a diagonal line across each of the 2 1/2" squares.
  • In the upper right hand corner of each 3 1/2" square rail fence, sew the 2 1/2" background square diagonally and cut away the excess.

Assemble the Small Flower Wheel, following the picture layout below.

Frame the Small Flower Wheel with the background strips, 2" x 6 1/2", pressing seams to the outside. Then sew the 2" x 9 1/2" strips to the top and bottom, press seams to the outside.

Top Assembly - Diagonal Setting
  • 4 - Large Flower Wheel Blocks across, 6 down
  • 3 - Small Flower Wheel Blocks across, 5 down
  • 16 - set in triangles for sides, top and bottom
  • 4 - 1/2 square triangles for corners

Border #1
  • Join 2" strips diagonally
  • Cut (2) 76 1/2" long for sides, and (2) 54" long for top and bottom

Border #2
  • Join 6 1/2" strips together diagonally
  • Cut 2, 79 1/2" long for sides, and 2, 66" long for top and bottom

Sandwich, quilt as desired, and add binding.

Finished Blocks, 9"

Finished Quilt: 66" x 91 1/2"

Jamie Elfert
L'Fair Quilts


Pokey said...

Another great quilt by you, Jamie! I love it ~ pokey

Quiltjane said...

Jamie, it looks so fantastic. Thank you for the great tutorial.

Linda said...

Congrats on #2! I love it. Great instructions.


It´s great!!!....Congratulations

The Tulip Patch said...

Love it!

pcflamingo said...

This is a simple but elegant pattern. I can see it would make up beautifully in so many different fabric lines.

Sherry said...

Wonderful quilt. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

krisgray said...

Love this quilt, both design and fabrics! Very elegant project. Hhmm - I may just have to get my first layer cake....

Needled Mom said...


Muddling Through said...

What an absolutely beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing it.

tarabu said...

I think I love this . . . . and I might just need to order a layer cake!

tracy_a said...


Laura said...

Cool pattern! This will be a fun one for playing with colors. Thanks!

Sheila said...

Wow! I was given a layer cake of William Morris fabric - now I know exactly what i want to do with it. Such a lovely design

Sarah Craig said...

Gorgeous quilt, Jamie, made even more beautiful by those beautiful fabrics! I didn't like this line at first but the more I look at it, the more impressed I am!

Suzanne S. said...

Oh my...that is just breathtaking. Thanks so much...Suzanne

Mousy said...

That is the prettiest quilt ever posted on Moda Bake Shop!!! And, it is on the top of my list. Thank you.

Connie said...

Really like this pattern and the fabrics are beautiful! Great tutorial!

Jules said...

Love it! Was looking for a great pattern to use the Morris layer cake on, and this is it!

Anonymous said...

Could you please list the color name of the fabrics used? The only place I can find this fabric does not go by number, just color. Thanks!