Apple Crate Quilt


Hey again!  I am Angela from Fussy Cut, and I'm back with a second Moda Bakeshop tutorial.  I had a blast with my first and I just couldn't stay away for long. :)


Back in January of this year, I made my first quilt in this pattern. Since then I've received countless emails requesting a tutorial  for it.  Once I saw my friend Aneela's latest line for Moda, I knew it was just the right fabric to recreate my quilt.  So here you go... Apple Crate! 


 - 1 fat quarter set of Little Apples by Aneela Hoey or 2 jelly rolls (I chose to use this set rather than the jelly rolls so that I could fussy cut her wonderful illustrations)
- 3.5 yards of Moda Bella White 9900-97
- 5.5 yards of Little Apples 18514-15 (clothing on gray) for backing
- 1 yard of Little Apples 18512-51 (green leaves) for binding


This quilt consists of two blocks- A and B.  They are the same exact layout and size (14" x 16" finished), but the prints and solids are reversed.  I'll break down each block for you.

NOTE:  All seam allowances are 1/4".  Press seams toward printed fabrics.
 
Cutting instructions for Block A:

from WHITE SOLID:
- cut 1 strip: 2.5" wide x WOF (width of fabric)
- from that, subcut {2} 10.5" strips, {2} 8.5" strips, and {1} 4.5" strip

from the fat quarter PRINT:
- cut 4 strips: 2.5" x width of fat quarter (approximately 22")
- from 2 of those, subcut {2} 14.5" strips and {2} 6.5" strips (one of each length listed from each strip)
- from the other 2, subcut {2} 12.5" strips and {2} 4.5" (one of each length listed from each strip)

To begin the block, grab {1} 2.5" x 4.5" solid strip for the center, {2} 2.5" x 4.5" print strips for the sides, and {2} 2.5" x 6.5" print strips for the top and bottom.

Sew the side print strips to the center solid.  Press seams.

Sew the top and bottom print strips.  Press seams.

For the next round, you need {2} 2.5" x 8.5" solid strips for the sides and {2} 2.5" x 10.5" solid strips for the top and bottom.  Sew the sides onto the block, press.  Sew the top and bottom.  Press.

For the last round of this block, you will need {2} 2.5" x 12.5" print fabric strips for the sides and {2} 2.5" x 14.5" print fabric strips for the top and bottom.  Sew sides on first, then the top and bottom.

You now have a completed Block A!  At this point it should measure 14.5" x 16.5".  You need to make 15 of these.  If you are making your quilt the same as mine, you will need 4 green, 3 red, 3 aqua, 3 white, and 2 gray blocks.

Time to tackle Block B!  Here are your fabric cutting instructions:

from fat quarter PRINT:
- cut 2 strips: 2.5" wide x width of fat quarter (approximately 22")
- from the first strip, subcut {2} 10.5" strips
- from the second strip, subcut {2} 8.5" strips, and {1} 4.5" strip (if your FQ is a little short, simply cut the 4.5" x 2.5" strip from the remaining print fabric)

from the SOLID:
- cut 2 strips: 2.5" x WOF
- from 1 of those strips, subcut {2} 14.5" strips and {2} 6.5" strips
- from the other, subcut {2} 12.5" strips and {2} 4.5"

To begin the block, grab {1} 2.5" x 4.5" print strip for the center, {2} 2.5" x 4.5" solid strips for the sides, and {2} 2.5" x 6.5" solid strips for the top and bottom. 

Sew the two side strips onto the center print.  Press.  Sew the top and bottom strips.  Press.


For the next round, you need {2} 2.5" x 8.5" print strips for the sides and {2} 2.5" x 10.5" print strips for the top and bottom.  Sew the sides onto the block, press.  Sew the top and bottom.  Press.

For the last round of this block, you will need {2} 2.5" x 12.5" solid strips for the sides and {2} 2.5" x 14.5" solid strips for the top and bottom.  Sew sides on first, then the top and bottom.  You should know the drill by now! ;)

There you go, Block B!  Like Block A, it should measure 14.5" x 16.5" unfinished, and you need to make 15 of these.  If you are making your quilt just like mine, you need 4 gray, 3 red, 3 aqua, 3 white, and 2 green blocks.


Finishing:
Now it is time to assemble your quilt top!  There will be five blocks in each row with a total of six rows.  Alternate your A and B blocks.  If you'd like, please refer to the first pictures in this post for my specific layout.  Sew together each row, and then combine the rows to make your quilt top.

To make your quilt backing, simply cut your gray clothing yardage in half then sew together lengthwise.  Give it a good press, and then you are ready to layer, baste, quilt.  I chose to free motion quilt in a meandering pattern.  I love the round quilting curves with these blocks, they really soften up the straight lines.  Using your green leaf fabric, bind in your preferred method.  That is it; you're finished!



One charming quilt!

It is a slightly oversized twin measuring approximately 70" x 96".



I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, I had so much fun writing it for you!  If you make this quilt, please let me know.  I'd really love to see it.  Happy quilting!

With love,
Angela
{Fussy Cut}

53 comments:

CJ said...

This is GREAT! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Soooooo, if I wanted to use a Jelly Roll would ONE roll make this quilt?

Anonymous said...

I was wondering the same thing as CJ.

Quiltjane said...

Fabulous quilt. Thanks for sharing.

SewHappyGeek said...

It's a wonderful quilt! Well done Angela! You've really showed the fabric off which is fantastic.

Katie B. said...

Adorable, Angel!

Jenny said...

what a cute quilt...and perfect with Little Apples!

Tiffany said...

Can I make this using a Jelly Roll?

bmom said...

Love it!

Suzanne said...

Easy, simple, modern, love it, making it soon.

twin fibers said...

It's wonderful!

Angela {fussycut} said...

You can definitely make this quilt with 2 jelly rolls rather than the FQ stack.

Thanks everyone for you kind comments. :)

moreygirl said...

Awesome! I have got to get me some of that fabric! So cool to see you over here! Thanks!

Wendy said...

Beautiful! You did such a lovely job on it.

aneela said...

Angela as always you amaze me!
Beautiful.

Jen B said...

Beautiful pattern!

Qubie said...

Cute, Cute, cute

Jennifer said...

I love the quilt. I may have to make this one soon.

Elvy Crafts said...

Beautiful! I have a FQ set of Pips that will do perfectly!

suemac said...

I like your tutorial. This appears to be fairly easy but looks great.

Carla said...

What a cute quilt and nice tutorial...perfect fabric choice for your design as well!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Such a great quilt. Thanks so much for sharing. You inspire, as always.

Anna said...

beautiful!

LuckyLou said...

love it! thanks for sharing and i am going to use this pattern to get my oldest granddaughter started~thanks so much~xox~

Megan said...

Love it Ang!

Flying Blind... said...

So lovely - just when I needed to add another quilt to my 'to do list', thank you x

Lori E said...

Love it -too cute!

Jennifer said...

oh I love it, your tutorial makes it seem a straightforward make but the outcome is wonderful, I've been looking for something like this brilliant, thanks!

Denise in PA said...

Great quilt Angela (I popped over from your blog, which I love!) I'll be having a bunch of Hope Valley and this will be perfect for it!

Angela said...

I love it Angela! Such a great way to showcase the beautiful fabrics. I can't decide which version of this I like more...little apples or FMF?! tough decisions!

Nessa said...

Thank you so much Angela, this is complete and utter awesomeness! I love your FMF version, I adore your apple crate version. So generous of you to share. I know what I'm doing today!!!!

Sharon Pernes said...

What a great quilt! This is defiantly going on my list of future quilts.

Anita said...

I love it Angela. I will for sure make this quilt. I love the fabrics too. I look forward to having them in my stash and eventually having this quilt in my collection.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I love the quilt and the fabric!! What a great combo! Pinning it! :)

Gnomemade said...

Such a darling quilt...adding it to my ever-growing to do list!

harleywife57 said...

What a wonderful quilt and a great tutorial !

Dolores said...

Really nice quilt, I like all that white sashing.

dxx

Peach Rainbow said...

Beautiful :D

Sherry said...

What a wonderful quilt. It looks great in the Little Apples fabric. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Lynn In TX said...

<3 your quilt pattern. It would be a great way to use a Jelly Row. In fact I have a couple that I might work up.

JanetK said...

Great quilt pattern - thanks so much for putting it together!

Howard Leight ear plugs said...

It is wonderful to sharing with us these type of information. I am also planning to make it for my sister on her birtday gift. The colour selection is perfect.

Cindy said...

Love your quilt! Great tutorial!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for this post! I am going to go and whip out a few of these in some Christmas themed fabrics.

I have recently started following your blog and I just love it! Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

I think I'm going to try making it with the fat quarters and the jelly rolls. See which I like better.

Thanks for posting!

Cristina said...

Thank you so much for posting this tutorial. I love everything you do.
Best wishes from Spain

Ronnie said...

Darn cute!! A great showcase for Little Apples, but I'd love to try it in other colorways, too.

Suzanne said...

Great job, Angela!

Anonymous said...

Just love the quilt. Could I use a jelly roll for the white sashing and if so would I need one or two! Thanks

Maryse said...

I leave this quilt for so many reasons...the colors,the block,the fabric it just makes me smile!

Anonymous said...

HI, Just wonder if you need two jellyrolls would that be one white and one in a pattern?

Promosyon said...

Your tutorial is very much helpful for new ideas. Ordering of each boxes colours are perfect and looks very attractive.

osha eye wash station said...

Each block is a finish on it's own. You have just gone past Christmas 2011 and are heading for 2012. It is a really beautiful project and your blocks look great.

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DKB said...

hi, lovely design. I have a question- how many FQs were in your stack? does 1 FQ make 1 block, or can you get 2 blocks out of each FQ?
hope to make this up in FMF
thanks