Chain of Faith






I'm so happy to be showing you my latest Moda Bake Shop Project, Chain of Faith. If you are looking for a quilt pattern that looks complicated but is actually not, Chain of Faith might be just the quilt for you! If you haven't seen or touched the fabric yet, you are going to want to. This fabric feels like it's already been loved. It's so soft and cuddly. If you want to see more behind the scenes information about the quilt make sure to stop over to my blog, Jo's Country Junction.

2 Collections for a Cause-Faith Jelly Rolls

3.5 Yards of Red Collections for a Cause-Faith 4609016 for cornerstones, border and binding


6 yards of Collections for a Cause-Faith 4609123 backing fabric

There isn't room for error when cutting the jelly rolls. You may want to purchase an extra 1/4 yard of fabric...just in case.




From the red cut: 41 - 2.5" strips
Set 8 aside for borders
Set 8 aside for binding

Sub cut 32 - 11" pieces
Sub cut 219 - 2.5" pieces

From Jelly Rolls (I set the solid red, brown and cream pieces aside)
From 11 strips sub cut 32 - 11" pieces
From 29 strips sub cut 144 - 8.5" pieces
From 22 strips sub cut 128 - 6.5" pieces
From 15 strips sub cut 128 - 4.5" pieces

You will need to use leftover pieces from previous strips to complete the number of strips needed.


There is VERY little leftover fabric when making this project, so cut carefully.

Take the 11" red strips and sew to the 11" strips along the length of the pieces. Press to the red.
Sub cut into 4 - 2.5" pieces.

Mix and match the pieces sewing them together to make scrappy four patch blocks.

Sew a 4.5" piece to each 4 patch as shown.

Sew a 2.5" red square to a 4.5" piece.

Sew the piece onto the main block.


Sew a 6.5" piece to the main block.

Sew a 2.5" red square to a 6.5" piece.

Sew the piece to the main block.

Repeat the process making a total of 64 blocks.

The next step is to take four of your smaller blocks, four 8.5" sashing strips, and a red cornerstone and sew them into a block as shown. Be careful to sew them together so that the small red squares form an "X". Also be careful to sew them together so that the vertical stripes of the block are across from each other.


Repeat making a total of 16 of these larger blocks. Set them aside.

Sew a red cornerstone between two sashing pieces as shown. Make 20 all together.


Now take four of your blocks and five sashing pieces. Sew the sashing pieces to them as shown.


It is really easy to turn the blocks in the wrong direction. Look at the photo closely and see how the blocks are still forming an "X" and the vertical strips in the block are still vertical. Make a total of four rows.


Now make sashing to strips to go between the rows. You will need to eight 8.5" pieces and 9 red cornerstones for each row, starting and ending with a cornerstone.


Connect them as shown. Make a total of five sashing strips.

Now sew the rows and the sashing strip together to form your quilt top. A sashing row will be at the top and at the bottom as well as between the block rows.

Take your border strips and sew them together. Attach to your quilt and your quilt top is finished.

Piece your backing together and quilt as desired.



One 86" x 86" quilt

This fabric line is SO soft....now it's perfect for a cup of cocoa and a snuggle.

Typically when I show a Moda Bake Shop project, my beagle Gracie is part of the photo shoot. She wasn't feeling the best when we took the photos...Stop on over the blog and see how she's doing at our blog Jo's Country Junction.


Jo Kramer
{Jo's Country Junction}

45 comments:

Eva said...

Precioso, me encanta !!!!!

Leeanne said...

Beautiful quilt lovely fabrics, fantastic design

Sandra said...

This is fabulous!

Belinda said...

It's just beautiful!!

Silk said...

Es precioso!!! it's lovely!!!

Renea said...

Love this quilt. Beautiful!

The Tulip Patch said...

That is a GORGEOUS quilt!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful quilt!

krisgray said...

Love this! It's big and it uses all the pre cuts. It's refreshing to see a more traditional project on MBS.

Iris-Julimond said...

fabulous, i like the colours.

Greets from Germany
Iris

Rilene said...

So pretty !

Karen said...

Beautiful! I love that it uses precuts and is more traditional.

Barbara said...

Jo-thanks for the tutorial with your helpful hints-love and hugs to Gracie!

susiloci said...

Que bien queda, es muy bonita!!!

Shannon said...

I love this quilt!! Very pretty.

kwiltnkats said...

Does the fabric line have any words "Cause" related kind on it? I can picture myself with this beautiful quilt wrapped around me holding a warm cup of Jo!

Carol T said...

I just love your quilt.

Barbara McD said...

I'm having trouble with the "Printer Friendly Version" link - anyone else having a problem?

Cherrie said...

You must be soooo proud.
Perfection!

KaHolly said...

OOooh, I like it!!

bingo~bonnie said...

What a beautiful quilt! These colors and prints were made for this pattern. The red is so bold and I love the secondary pattern it makes.

The bottom corner reminds me of the "Fisher of Men" symbol. Love that!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

philippa said...

Such a gorgeous quilt! I'm adding it to the top of my 'to make list' Thanks for the great tutorial

Vic in NH said...

Thank you, Jo for a warm and wonderful country design! I hope you will share comments on the quilting and batting you used that are so stunning too.
Vic in NH

anita said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!! Seems quick to do after all the cutting!

Greenville Coupon Clippers said...

Wow, Absolutely LOVE everything about this - the size, colors, strips! Gorgeous.

sewinglady said...

Love the quilt!

ytsmom said...

This is beautiful, love it!!

welsh penny said...

Lovely! But just a question on the layout. The photo of quilt is a bit different to graph layout. Chain lines in the quilt photo bottom right don't seem to be diagonal like in graph,looks a bit like a couple are put in upside down. Am I seeing that right? thanks,Gail

Sarah said...

Yes very nice, but I think Gail ment bottom left... I see it too.

welsh penny said...

Yes,sorry bottom left! Been niggling me all day, the x there looks off. Sorry,don't mean to be picky! But I do love the quilt! Will be having a go, Gail

Lovin' Life said...

I just found your blog. I think it's my new favorite! I have been thinking about making a quilt...I have the machine for it, but have never made one. I love how you show all the steps in pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Quilter Kathy said...

This is a beautiful quilt! Great photos of your daughter wrapped up in quilted love!

Rhanda said...

I have been looking for an Irish Chain pattern! This is my favorite! This will makes it debut at the top of my "to do" list! Thanks for sharing!

Lonnie Drahos said...

I just love the colors and the cozy pattern! I'm adding this one to my list of TO DO'S!

staner_y said...

I love this quilt! I also love red. Cant wait to make this one. Great photos too. Thank you
Cindy

Catherine Z. said...

Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan CANADA. This is a wonderful pattern but the designer said at least twice to be careful to sew them together right and she still made a mistake. That bottom left is totally wrong. It still is a beautiful pattern and I can't wait to try it!

Helen in the UK said...

Wonderful colours in those jelly rolls and you've turned them into a STUNNING quilt :)

jane said...

Where can I get the jelly rolls and extra fabric, none of the shops here carry it??

Sylvie BG said...

I just adore this quilt ! Wonderful !

Saska said...

Love this! It's definitely on my to-do list!
I see what the others are saying about the layout being different than the original design, but does it matter?

Josefina said...

I lake your work, is very, very beauitull.
I also do crafts
have a good day
Josefina

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Anonymous said...

nice job, but from the version I'm viewing it looks like the left side of the quilt is not set correctly, as you were saying ceck the way ther red block are laying.(I've done that also) other then that it beautiful.

domino said...

I am fairly new to using a quilt "recipe" like this so forgive me if this is covered elsewhere. Firstly, I can't find how wide my seams should be. The 1/2" selvedge seems too much, but it must be, because most of the selvedges do not have the pattern printed on?

Secondly, you state 3 1/2yds of the contrast colour, out of which I cut 41 2 1/2" strips. I have done this, and still have over a yard of fabric left - what do I do with this? This was not cheap fabric - I wouldn't have overbought so much if it wasn't required! Thanks in advance.

domino said...

never mind - I figured out that on the 11" strips the selvedge ends up as scrap when you cut the 2.5" pieces from it.

Still not sure what the extra contrast fabric is for.