Birchbark Lodge Quilt




Hello folks, I am Stacey and I blog over at Stacey's Place. I am super excited, and a little nervous to share with you my second project here for the Bake Shop. I sketched this quilt up a long time ago and was not sure what to do with it for a while. As you can see I finally decided and am ecstatic about it! These pictures really do not do it justice; it's a new family favorite in my house for sure! The line, Birchbark Lodge by Holly Taylor goes perfectly with our outdoorsy lifestyle (we live in Maine). I have a special place in my heart for traditional quilt blocks. I love the modern blocks too, but quilts like this one sing to me... I hope you enjoy!




1 fat quarter bundle, Birchbark Lodge by Holly Taylor
3 yds solid color for main background
5 yds backing
1/2 yd binding

You need:
52- 4" x 4" pinwheels
cut 104 solid 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" squares
cut 104 print 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" squares

4- 2" x 2" pinwheels
cut 8 solid 1 7/8" x 1 7/8" squares
cut 8 print 1 7/8" x 1 7/8" squares

40- 2" x 4" flying geese
cut 40 solid 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles
cut 80 print 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles

32- 8" x 8" stars
cut 128 solid 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares
cut 128 print 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares
cut 128 solid 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" squares
cut 128 print 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" squares

24- 8" x 8" strip squares (cut after your other fabric pieces are cut; use the remaining fat quarter fabric)
cut 192 print 1 1/2" strips
cut 48 solid triangles from diagram A



Flying Geese block:
On your 80 print 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the square. Place the print square right sides together on top of the 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" solid rectangle so that the line is placed like in the picture below. Sew on that diagonal line. Trim off excess, making sure you leave a 1/4" seam allowance. Press open. Repeat for the remaining 39 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" pieces and the 39 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" print squares.

Repeat for the other side.

This is your flying geese block.

You will have 40 of these fully completed.

Pinwheel block:
Take each of your solid squares and draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the fabric. Sew a 1/4" seam on both sides of the line.

Cut on that line.

Press open. This yields two half square triangles. Layout your two half square triangles as shown below.

Sew. Repeat from beginning of pinwheel directions again.

You now have two of these units. Layout according to picture below.

Pin together and sew. Press open. Your pinwheel block is complete.

Repeat with remaining blocks until you have 52 finished pinwheel blocks.


Star block:
You need 4 of your solid 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" squares and 4 print 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" squares. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the fabric. Place one solid and one print square right sides together.


Sew a 1/4" seam on each side of the line. Cut on the line.


Press open. You have made your half square triangle. Repeat with the 3 remaining squares of each.


Next you need 2 solid 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares, and 2 of your half square triangles you just made. Sew them together as shown. Press your seams to the left. Repeat once more so you have two like this.


Now, you need 2 half square triangles, and 2 print 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares. Sew together as shown below. Press seams to the right. Repeat again so you have two of these.


Sew the 4 rows that you just made together as shown below to complete your star block. Press your row seams down.
Repeat with remaining fabric, you need 32 completed star blocks.

Strip block:
You need 8 of the 1 1/2" strips you cut earlier. Sew them together as shown.


I used my 8 1/2" Omnigrid ruler, and I lined up my diagonal line on the seam that has 4 strips on each side. Trim off the excess that is past your 8 1/2" square.


Diagram A:

Attach your cut piece from diagram A to one side. Sew press.

Repeat for the other side.

You will have 24 of these completed blocks.

You now need to sew your pieces according to the quilt layout.

Layer, Quilt, and Bind!



1 super cozy comfy quilt measuring 64" x 80".

Stacey Carey
{staceysplace.com}

20 comments:

Dawn Hendrix said...

WOW... LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Thanks so very much for sharing!

jean said...

What an awesome quilt! Thanks so much for the pattern.

Barbara said...

Love the stars and pinwheels borders! Great fabric! Thank you so much!

Rhonda said...

Absolutely a stunning pattern, so glad you sketched it out and found the time to complete it with such a beautiful range of colours. I hope you won't mind, but I'd love to do this one for a donation for a silent Auction in my community, it's too nice to not share! GREAT JOB!!!

Quiltjane said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt. I love the combination of the three simple blocks.

Andrea said...

It's so beautiful!!!

Susan said...

What an awesome design. I love it.

Sherry said...

Wow! What a wonderful quilt. Great recipe, thanks for sharing.

Laurissa said...

Very beautiful quilt! I love traditional blocks also. I have a question on the diagonal strip pieced blocks. What is the method for your layout?

Heidi @ Boys, Buttons, and Butterflies said...

Love seeing a traditional quilt! Thanks so much!!!

Sheila said...

Too bad the flying geese method and the pieced squares waste so much fabric. Now you gotta come up with a way to use the remaining fabric! :-)

Stacey said...

Laurissa said...

Very beautiful quilt! I love traditional blocks also. I have a question on the diagonal strip pieced blocks. What is the method for your layout?
November 25, 2011 10:49 AM

Laurissa,
Hi, thanks for your question, what I did was cut 4 of each print that I wanted, and then batched the sets together, then when I sewed, I actually did sections of 4, figured out which sections I wanted where, then added two sets of the 4 together. Kinda going step by step, and laying the sections out together as I went so I did not mess up.


Blogger Sheila said...

Too bad the flying geese method and the pieced squares waste so much fabric. Now you gotta come up with a way to use the remaining fabric! :-)

Sheila,
I kept all my scraps :O} and after I did all this quilt, and was writing up my pattern, the light bulb went off, but I did my pattern the way I made my quilt, I know there are easier ways to do some of the blocks, I just did not think of them soon enough :O} had enough on my plate, packing and moving, and taking care of 4 very active kiddos!



And thank you all for the lovely comments, they have totally made my day!

Pauline said...

What a beautiful design- thank you so much!

Donna S. said...

That is awesome.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

The quilts are so fantastic! I love all of them!!! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

Dee said...

I love the look of this quilt! I imagine there are perfect Moda fabrics to complete the project.

Marianne said...

Beautiful quilt
Marianne

Carol said...

I simply love your Birch Bark Lodge quilt pattern, but I have a question. How many fat quarters are needed? (I have seen bundles of 27 and bundles of 33. Which should I purchase? Thanks.

Stacey said...

Blogger Carol said...

I simply love your Birch Bark Lodge quilt pattern, but I have a question. How many fat quarters are needed? (I have seen bundles of 27 and bundles of 33. Which should I purchase? Thanks.

December 12, 2011 11:02 AM

Hi Carol, I used a fat quarter bundle of 33. I hope that helps! Thank you.

Stacey

Kate said...

I love this quilt! Thank you for the pattern! I made one...

http://betweenthetoys.blogspot.com/2012/05/birchbark-lodge-quilt-done.html

Kate