Ruby, Pearl, and Opal Quilt


Hey all!  I am so excited to be sharing another Bake Shop Quilt with you all!  It's me, Corey, from Little Miss Shabby.  As soon as I saw Bonnie and Camille's Ruby line of fabric, I knew that some of it had to make its way to my house.  Not only is the fabric beautiful-- it also shares its name with my husband's Great Aunt Ruby.  Incidentally, my husband's Grandmother's name was Opal, sister to his Great Aunt Ruby. Let's not forget their other sister, Pearl.  No Joke, how cute is that?!? --So, of course we have the Ruby, Pearl, and Opal Quilt. =)

I have also included instructions for a pieced backing using your leftover fabric.  I do love a great pieced backing. You will have very little fabric leftover if you opt for the pieced backing. 

Without further ado... "Ruby, Pearl, and Opal".



1 Ruby Layer Cake
3 yd. Cream Solid {9900-97}
2 1/4 yd. Backing Print {55030-13}
1/2 yd. Binding Print {55037-11}




Layer Cake Cutting Instructions:

Divide the layer cake into 2 piles of 20 pieces.  Make sure to distribute the colors evenly between the 2 piles.

From Pile #1 cut the following (shown above in the aqua fabrics):

~ {1} 2.5" strip, subcut into 3" and 5" (pieces F and G)
~ {1} 5.5" strip, subcut into 3.5" and 4.5" (pieces E and D)
*save the leftover piece from cutting this strip--it will be used for piece C*
~ Save the 2" x 10" leftover piece for the pieced backing

From Pile #2 cut the following (shown above in the green fabrics):

~ {1} 3.5" strip, subcut into 3.5" and 4.5" (pieces A and B)
*save the leftover piece from cutting this strip--it will be used for piece C*
~ {1} 3.5" x 8.5" strip (piece H)
~ Save the 3" x 10" leftover piece for the pieced backing

~Label the cut layer cake pieces as you go.~


White Fabric Cutting Instructions:

For the Blocks cut:
--{22}strips 1.5" x WOF (width of fabric), set aside 2, from each of  the remaining 20 strips subcut as follows: {1} 12.5", {2} 8.5", {1} 5.5", {2} 3.5"

From the 2 set aside strips subcut {20} 2.5" strips

For the Sashing cut:
--{5} 1.5" x WOF strips, subcut into {15} 12.5" strips
--{5}1.5" x WOF strips, sew end to end and cut {4} long strips 1.5" x 51.5"

For the Borders cut:
--{6} 4.5" x WOF Strips, sew end to end and cut {2} long strips 4.5" x 59.5" and {2} long strips 4.5" x 64.5"

For the Pieced Backing cut:
-- {4} 7.5" x WOF strips, sew 2 pairs together to make {2} long strips 7.5" x 88", trim to 7.5" x 81"

Backing Fabric Cutting Instructions:

Cut backing fabric into {2} pieces, one 12" x 81" and one 32" x 81"

Binding Fabric Cutting Instructions:

Cut {7} strips 2.25" x WOF

Piecing Instructions:
{All seams allowances = scant 1/4"}


Use the set aside pieces leftover from cutting the layer cake ( 2" x 5.5" and 2" x 3.5").  Make sure not to use the pieces set aside for the pieced backing. 


With right sides together, sew together {2} 2" x 3.5" pieces, press seams open.  Repeat until all pairs are sew together.  You will have 10 units.  Repeat for the 2" x 5.5" strips.


Trim all 20 of the strip sets to 3.5" x 3.5" blocks.  These units will be piece C.


This is the block layout.


Begin by sewing the A/B/C strip section section together with the 1.5" x 3.5" white strips.  Piece 1/2 of the C blocks with the seam running horizontally as pictured and 1/2 with the seam running vertically as pictured.  Press all seams away from the white strips.  The completed strip sets will measure 3.5" x 12.5" and will be referred to as A/B/C strip set.


Sew together pieces D and E along with the 1.5" x 5.5" white strip.  Press seams away from the white.  These strip sets will be 5.5" x 8.5" and will be referred to as D/E strip set. 


Sew together pieces F and G with the 1.5" x 2.5" white strip.  Press seams away from the white strip.  The strip unit will measure 2.5" x 8.5" and will be referred to as F/G strip set.


Sew together a D/E strip set, an F/G strip set, piece H, and the two 1.5" x 8.5" white strips.  Press all seams away from the white strips.  These strips sets will measure 8.5" x 12.5".


Now sew together the strip set you just completed, the A/B/C strip set, and the 1.5" x 12.5" white strip.  Press away from the white.  These will be your completed blocks and will measure 12.5" square.


Arrange the quilt blocks 4 blocks by 5 blocks, orienting the blocks randomly as you go.


Sew together the top row using 4 blocks and 3 sashing strips 1.5" x 12.5".  Press seams away from the white fabric.  Continue with the remaining rows. 


Sew together the completed rows using the 1.5" x 51.5" long sashing.  Press away from the white fabric.  Add borders--Left and Right sides first, Top and Bottom second.  Your quilt top is now finished and we are ready to piece the backing.


Pieced Backing:
Sew together all the 2" x 10" and 3" x 10" extra layer cake strips into a long strip approx. 10" x 81".  Sew a white backing strip onto the left and right of the pieced section.  And finally, sew a backing print piece to the right and left of the white pieces.  Trim up the backing if needed.

You are now ready to sandwich your quilt top/batting/backing, baste, quilt and bind.  I opted to straight-line machine quilt my quilt.


You now have one fabulous 59" x 72" quilt with an equally snazzy pieced backing.


I hope that you have a great time making this quilt!  And I'd love to see you over at my blog. =)

Corey Yoder
{Little Miss Shabby}


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Shawn said...

Love it. thanks so much!!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous!

Quiltjane said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt and excellent tutorial. I loved pieced backings as well.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I love this quilt. I think I have just the fabric for it. Thanks so much for a fab pattern.

krislovesfabric said...

Great design, easy to follow directions, thanks for sharing!

memmens said...

Mmmm looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing

Susanne said...

Love that quilt! :)

Patchwork and Play said...

Fabulous! Love the emerald colour too!

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Sheryl F. said...

Beautiful! I love the Ruby fabrics. Fan4may at aol dot com

Lindsey F. said...

Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Fiona said...

awesome quilt and I love that you included an intersting backing for us...
Hugz

Kathy said...

Beautiful! Love Rubey, Pearl & Opal!

Karen H said...

Very pretty....... I am sure I'll be making this one!

KatheG said...

Just too cute for words - and you make it look easy. Thanks.

Robyn said...

Beautiful! And my husband's grandmother's name is Ruby. Maybe a christmas gift...hmmm...

Jane said...

Gorgeous quilt, with gorgeous fabrics. What a gem!

sonia said...

Beautiful. I love Ruby!

Suzanne said...

Such a pretty design with this fabric. I like the layout on the back a lot!

Melanie said...

What a sweet quilt! I especially love its name!

Lettyb said...

Love Ruby and this is a lovely quilt.

sewhappy said...

I love this quilt! Thank you for the tutortial. I've wondered how to do those type of blocks. I'll be downloading the "pattern" asap. The fabric is lucious! Yay corey!

Cheryl said...

Love your tutorial and the fabric choices. So fresh and pretty.

denise said...

Very Mondrian. It reminds me of Laurie on Trading Spaces and some of the artwork she did.

Ellyn said...

just beautiful! I love pieced backs!

free indeed said...

I'm so drawn to this quilt...I think it is all the 'mortar' work...I'd love to make one! THanks for the tute!

Wag Doll said...

Love this quilt, so much gorgeous colour set off by the white, lovely!

Martina said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! I love this recipe! Thanks so much!

BeeSewSweet said...

Such a beautiful quilt! And the fabric is gorgeous. Thanks.

Ruth said...

What a charming quilt. I love it.

Anonymous said...

you are right the grey adds a lot.

Mommarock said...

Oh this is just beautiful!!

Linda said...

Super Cute Quilt. I love how you labeled everything :)

Cecilia said...

Gorgeous quilt and great tutorial! I love the colors and how they pop against the cream. Thanks for sharing.

I am Just One Mom said...

delicious! terrific tut, too. perfect way to start this week's Let's Do It list.
Thank you.

Linda said...

Absolutely love Ruby, amazing how it blends and contasts at the same time, just love that. Your design is devine.

Janet said...

Love the mix of squares and rectangles seperated by the white! Great backing as well. Thanks for the pattern!

Hildy said...

Love that quilt and ruby! Thanks for sharing!
Greetings from germany
Hildy

Kathryn said...

Who doesn't have a layer cake laying around that would look great in this quilt. I've never made such a graphic quilt, and think I may try it out. Thanks for the pattern and the giveaway. kathie L in Allentown

Auntie Pami said...

Love this!

Briawna said...

i love this quilt! and the fabric lien, of course. my FQ bundle of ruby is in transit and i can't wait! this is beautiful and your instructions are crystal clear. i'm excited to try this one out.

Sherry said...

What a wonderful recipe for a layer cake. Your quilt is gorgeous using the Ruby fabrics. Thanks so much for sharing.

Nancy said...

oh...I think I have the perfect layer cake for this!!

Amy said...

Awesome quilt!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Wow Corey you are just too clever, I think this might be my favourite Moda Bake Shop quilt EVER and there are lots of MBS projects I love. Totally and utterly perfect and such a wonderful design.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I've been looking for just the right pattern for a gift I want to make. This is it!! Woot!

...so we added chickens said...

What a fun and happy quilt! I think it's great - Thank you for sharing this tutorial.

love for seven said...

I left this sweet little charm pack on the table at the fabric store and haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. Oh the regret! My grandma's name is Ruby! Thius quilt MUST be made in her honor.

Karen said...

Should I mention that ruby is my birthstone and I love it! Cute, cute quilt.

Julie said...

So pretty!! And I love the Ruby fabric too!! :)

Mom2RyandSis said...

Very cute, love the quilt and the fabric :)

Clyda and John said...

Love it. I have just the person in mind that I want to make this quilt for. Thanks for sharing your talent and for the tutorial.

Two Wednesdays said...

I LOVE this! I have a city weekend layer cake that I have been wondering what to do with - and now I know. Thank you :-)

Liz said...

I love this pattern! It looks like this quilt really wants to be "used" -- perfect for any occasion!

Kelly O. said...

love that you gave us the pieced back pattern too!

Katie said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the fabric and the lines of it.

Anita said...

I love it!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous quilt! Pinning it for a future project!

Mitzi said...

Love the tutorial! Very pretty quilt.

Mitzi said...

Love the tutorial! Very pretty quilt.

Kimberly said...

I met a little 4 year old girl at and market I was involved in this weekend and her name was Ruby... so then I found myself thinking a lot about this line of fabric! Your quilt is gorgeous and I really love the pieced back! Totally worth the pain of figuring it out, I'd way!

Busy Beavers said...

I love this quilt. Thanks for showing us. I don't know about anyone else, but it helps me to see the colors all together in random ways.

Wendz said...

This is a really lovely pattern. You make it look so easy plus ... it showcases this range of fabrics so well. Thanks for doing this.

Jewelboxchar said...

Corey, you've done it again! Luv your quilts.

eg7243 said...

I was in love with Bliss, and now I'm falling for Ruby! Beautiful pattern!

marcella said...

You are making it very difficult to stick to my "don't start anything new until you finish some old things" goal. Really, really adorable!

Greta said...

Beautiful as always! This line makes everything look so pretty but I love how this is simple but impactful at the same time.

MN2NM said...

Great tutorial, Corey! Thanks so much. Love the pieced back option, as well!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Love the colors - wish I had your "vision" and thank goodness I can use you for inspiration.

Linda T said...

Very nice quilt - This may be inspiration for my newborn son's quilt (once I get to it).

AstaD said...

I think I might do this lovely quilt in Flury. Should look smashing too. Or in vintage sheeting. or in nicey Jane! or ... ok I stop now cause it seems like so many (if not all) fabric would suit.

Shannon said...

I love it!! That pattern for the blocks looks so fun. Thank you!!

Laura said...

Love this quilt and will definitely make it but maybe with Terrain! :)

The Little Shop of Stitches said...

Love the Ruby line of fabric! Thanks for this great tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Really love the colors in that quilt! The backing is awesome too!
Tricia

Tamara said...

i love it! thanks for the great tutorial!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Wonderful pattern. Must have a layer cake around here somewhere, can't wait to make one.

traceyjay said...

it's so pretty Corey!
I swear, I need a couple months just to work on patterns of yours I like. :)

ktquilts said...

Great quilt!!!!!

Gunilla said...

Now I know what to do next! Looks wonderful! Gunilla

Cherise said...

Love the quilt and the fabric! :)

marilyn said...

Thank you for sharing the pattern with us! I love the Ruby fabric.

deserae said...

Beautiful!

Nancy said...

What a great pattern and fabulous fabric. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Fabulous tutorial - really clear and well explained - and a gorgeous quilt!

debstokes said...

Love the pattern. Can't wait to "touch" Ruby - look wonderful.

Maxwells said...

Super cute! Great job!

Rebecca said...

This quilt is drop dead gorgeous!! I love everything about it. Thanks SO much for the tutorial!!!

epban said...

Going to have to get some Ruby and make this one. Beautiful!

Lisa said...

So fresh and modern looking. Love it. Great job!

Crafty Newbie said...

I'm in love with this quilt! Very nice! Thank you ;)

Katie B. said...

This looks beautiful, Corey! Makes me want to buy some Ruby!

babiesdoc said...

this looks so pretty in ruby but, I might just do it in scraps
thanks

Jennifer said...

i LOVE THIS! what a great way to utilize the colors and show them off!

Rosa said...

Awesome!!Thanks so much.

Jill S. said...

I fell in love with the Ruby line when I saw it, too! I loved bliss and made my daughter a quilt out of it. I'm hoping to acquire some ruby and this quilt is so equisite....it looks like this is what I'll be making with it! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Sharon T said...

Pretty quilt...love the design and the fabrics used.

eamylove said...

Beautiful line, great story and awesome "recipe" for a layer cake! I don't have Ruby yet but am really wanting to use one of my other layer cakes for a sweet quilt. Thanks!

Katherine said...

Beautiful design and love the Ruby line. The two together make a swoon worthy quilt!

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous tutorial with us.

Terrie said...

Love everyone that you do and this is no exception. Goes on the "must do" list :)
Thanks so much !!!

Laurel said...

this is definitely going on my "make someday" list! i love the white sashing... it's so interesting looking with the "random" rectangles - it's reminiscent of stained glass. ooh, how would this look with some jewel tones? i love how this would work with absolutely any fabric line, to showcase the colors and designs.

thedoridog said...

This looks like an easy to follow tutorial. Thanks for sharing! Beautiful quilt~

Jen said...

Wow, so beautiful! Really shows off the fabric!

Maria said...

I love it : ) Thanks for sharing

QuiltyGirl said...

I love this layout, and the fabric choice is beautiful. :)

Jan said...

Fun quilt, thanks for the tute!

Sarina said...

So fun! I love how summery and cute it is. Thanks for the tutorial.

~Laurie~ said...

Mmmmm! Love this one - Thanks for this tutorial - it's another bookmarked one for me. Now, if I can just stretch my days out a little longer and hire a maid - I can start!! Thanks so much Corey!

Cathy said...

Beautiful quilt nice happy colors

twelfthzodiac said...

The look of this quilt is amazing! When I first saw it, I thought, "I hope it's a ticker tape style!" because I just don't know I'm ready for something with all those little background fabric bits!

krista said...

love this fabric line and the quilt pattern!

hope said...

It is really a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing

Corinne said...

This quilt is just my style. I love it! I'm a fan of the gray, too.

Teri said...

Beautiful quilt. It looks similar to a pattern I have made before

chris said...

I really like the random blocks. Another great tutorial, Corey!

The Mitchells Five said...

First, I love those names! And, the fabric is great - love the colors. Your design is just right for bringing out the beauty of the fabric too.

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

Love love Ruby and what you've done with her :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Joan and Kevin said...

I just love this quilt!!!!!!

LesQuilts said...

Hi Cory!
I've printed out your tutorial, I think I will find some fabric to get started!
Thanks for the giveaway and the pattern!
Take care, Leslie

tabbiegirl said...

Modern but still pretty - the perfect combination!

gill said...

I love this fabric line and the quilt is perfect!

amber said...

I love this quilt!!

PDXPam said...

Great tutorial. I checked your blog out too, and added you to my Google reader :)

beth said...

love the quilt. I also love the pieced backing - that way we use up everything we have!

Amorette said...

love this quilt! perfect color to white ratios.

Andi said...

A beautiful and very clever tutorial.
I love that you have used every sceric of fabric!!

Sherron said...

I love that you used up the scraps in the back. Wonderful quilt! It is beautiful!

toots2u said...

i love this quilt and it is the perfect pattern for this fabric line. I need to order a layer cake and can hopefully have this cut and sewn back together before the yardage is available to make the quilt back. Thanks for the great tutorial!

MollyP said...

I have been hoarding a neptune layer cake and some yardage for ages trying to find a pattern I liked for it. This is it! Love it! Cory always has clear and concise instructions in her tuts. Yeah, LMS!

Di~ said...

Awesome quilt, Corey. I love it! Thanks for doing it.

Pilgrim Days said...

beautiful1 I can't wait to get some ruby!

slfranks4 said...

This is lovely!! Such a pretty presentation for the Ruby line! Thank you :)

Christine M said...

I love this quilt! I also love the fabrics you have used.

Karen S. said...

The quilt is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Pulling out my Summer Garden Layer Cake and cutting this afternoon!

Alexenvrac said...

Waowwwwwwwwwwww!!!This Quilt is so Beautiful!!!!!Just like everything you do.I'm a french fan of your work;)
Congratulations!

Jessica said...

This is a fantastic quilt! I love the fabric at the pattern! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Harrysmum said...

Great quilt and I love the pieced backing!

Stephanie C. said...

This is a beautiful quilt!

CJ said...

What a great quilt! I can't wait to have some time to make one (or two). Thank you!

SewLindaAnn said...

Love the quilt! LOVE the fabric. Great job on it and thank you for the fab tutorial. I'm going to print it out in a minute!

Mama Joan said...

Love this quilt. It will go on my to do quilt list:)

Joy said...

Great design...thanks for the tutorial!

Kelly said...

Love this. Thanks for sharing!

Beverly said...

I love this quilt and I'm going to make it with the Ruby fabric. Thanks for just the pattern I've been looking for!

Lesley said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt and excellent tutorial. Thanks so much!

Kirsten N said...

Lovely quilt - I have a layer cake of Origins that I think would look great with this pattern.

Jackie said...

It's a fantastic quilt! I've saved it to Pinterest and think I already have fabric for it.

charlotte said...

another beautiful job! thanks for sharing.

Alli said...

I really like your pattern! I've had fat quarter pack of somethingorother sitting by itself, waiting for the perfect pattern, and here it is! :)

BonnieN said...

I have been waiting for Ruby! your qujilt is beautiful,and easy to understand, Thank you for this post!

webmailaddress2 said...

Lovely!

Jane said...

beautiful!

Alisa said...

It's a beautiful one!

Beth said...

Love the quilt! Love the fabric! and Love, Love, Love the story about the sisters! What a fabulous tribute.

Amy H said...

I love this quilt and this fabric, adding this to my list of to-dos!

Marianne said...

Fabulous quilt and beautiful fabric!

SoozeM said...

I love your quilt! The grey in Ruby really sets it off doesn't it!

Lindsay said...

Beautiful quilt and I love the fabric!

Joyfulmomofmany said...

*Love* the Ruby colors and the quilt is fabulous! I think this will be going on my "to make" list for sure. Thanks for posting the directions!

Jodi said...

I love your quilt ! Ruby is just gorgeous fabric. I'm new to your blog so I'm going to go back and read thru your tutorial.

Angela Walters said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love it!!

LindaB said...

A great tutorial...thanks for sharing...I am sure I can find a layer cake lurking in my stash just waiting to be turned into this pretty quilt...LindaB

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

What a darling quilt! I love seeing how you featured the prints.. The sashing really adds a lot to the quilt!

Henria O. said...

This turned out so beautifully!

susan said...

The pattern sets off the fabrics beautifully. Love it!

Linda said...

Great quilt. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

cherilyn said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for the great tutorial you make it look easy. This quilt is going on my to do list!

Mama Spark said...

Oh Corey I love this quilt!!

sungoddess105@yahoo said...

ooo...thats another great line for Moda. i love all those polka dots. they're calling my name. and i love your tutorial. it's so clear. this quilt is def going on my list of to do's. thanks corey!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely tutorial! I am going to do this with my Terrain LC. Thanks so much.

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

I have to say that I just love your quilt pattern in this tutorial.
~Kimberlee
SpunkyDiva at live.com

KatieQ said...

Thanks for another great tutorial. I love the way the white sashing makes the colors pop.

Peach Rainbow said...

Such a lovely quilt, So bright & beautiful :D

Cheryl said...

Love this pattern!!! So simple yet really catches the eye at the same time!!! Can't wait to make it.

Robin said...

I just adore the paver-patio look of this quilt and the colors are lovely!

kathy said...

Beautiful quilt and great tutorial. I'll be making this one!

heather said...

I love this quilt!

LN said...

Fresh and lovely colors and pattern!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful!!

Beth-Sugarsmacks Boutique said...

I love this fabric as well and your quilt design is just beautiful. I'll have to give it a try! Thank you!

Dawn said...

L.O.V.E this quilt! My daughter's nickname is Ruby.

Cotton Blossom said...

That is so sweet! I love the Ruby line. Thanks so much for sharing and back is just as sweet

Lyn said...

Great story about the name of the quilt, and I really like the pattern. It's neat how the one block, rotated, can look entirely different. Moda Bake Shop: More from this designer, please!

Barbara said...

I love this choice of fabrics with the bright white borders. No one could claim quilting is for old fashioned grannies looking at this quilt!! I'm adding this to my to do list!!

Kristy said...

So so pretty!!!

jetvic said...

Great tutorial and quilt!
Love that Ruby line.

Kell said...

It's so gorgeous! I can't wait to get my hands on some Ruby.

Michelle said...

Love this quilt!

Carla said...

Love it! Very crisp.

vickibenyo said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

The quilt you designed is really beautiful! I want to buy a layer cake of Ruby and get started....I pinned your quilt too and I love the name you gave it :)

Dianne Neale said...

Great pattern - showcases the fabric well.

Janis said...

I REALLY LOVE this quilt!!! Your work is amazing - and so is your blog! :)

Anonymous said...

What a pretty quilt, I think this will be my next one.

Bev said...

Love the quilt!! And the fabrics! Was just thinking how cute in would be in lots of different colorways!

Michelle said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

9patchnurse said...

What a great quilt! I love the white sashing framing up all the blocks.

Heather K. said...

This is beautiful quilt. It makes me want to go out and buy what I need to make it!

Heather K. said...

This is a beautiful quilt. It makes me want to go buy what I need to make it!

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