Cross-Terrain Quilt



Hi there! I'm Lee from Freshly Pieced, and I'm so excited to be showing you my first Moda Bake Shop project, using one of my current favorite fabric lines, Terrain by Kate Spain.



1 jelly roll of Terrain by Kate Spain
2 yards of a contrasting solid for background
3/4 yard for binding
3 1/2 yards for back


Select 36 strips from the jelly roll. From each jelly roll strip, cut the following:

4 - 2.5" squares
4 - 1.5" squares
4 - 2.5" x 5.5" rectangles

Cut your solid background fabric into 2.5" strips. Cut on the lengthwise grain (parallel to the selvage) so that you get longer strips (this will come in handy when you make the borders). Now sub-cut the following:

144 - 2.5" squares
144 - 2.5" x 3.5" rectangles

On the back of your solid 2.5" squares and print 1.5" squares, use a pencil to draw a diagonal line from corner to corner.


Match up each of your solid squares with a 2.5" x 5.5" rectangle, as shown above, with right sides facing (so the marked diagonal line is facing out). Make sure that the diagonal line is slanting in one direction for half of the squares, and in the other direction for the other half, as shown above. I found it helpful to layout all four rectangles from each print/strip, as I did above, to ensure I was doing half in each direction.


Sew directly onto the marked diagonal line, and trim, as shown.


Press open.


Now match up each 1.5" print square with a solid 2.5" x 3.5" rectangle. Again, right sides should be facing, with the marked diagonal facing out. Again, make sure that the marked diagonal slants in one direction for half of the squares, the other direction for the other half, lining up the squares so that the diagonal slants across an outer corner.


Sew on the marked line, trim, and press open.


Now match up a print 2.5" square with each of your shorter pieced units, as shown. Sew together, with the 2.5" square always on the end with the pieced corner.


Match up each of those units with one of the 5.5" rectangle units you pieced earlier, matching the prints so that each unit contains only one print. The bias (angled) seams should always run parallel to each other, as shown above. You should now have a 5.5" x 4.5" unit that will make up one quarter of a completed oval.


Arrange your quarter-oval units into 12 rows of 12, mixing up the colors/prints so that they are randomly placed throughout. Sew the units together, first into groups of four to make completed oval blocks. Then sew those blocks together. I arranged mine so that there are half-ovals around all the edges, but you could also arrange it so that all of the ovals are complete and unbroken.


To Make the Borders:
For the inner solid border, use your remaining solid 2.5" strips. Cut two strips 60.5" long and two strips 52.5" long. Sew the strips to the edges of quilt, starting with the long sides.

For the outer pieced border, cut 1.5" x 2.5" strips from your remaining jelly roll scraps and strips. You will need (116) 1.5" x 2.5" pieces to complete the border.


Join the 1.5" x 2.5" pieces short-end to short-end to create two strips 64.5" long and two strips 54.5" long (these strips may need to be trimmed down to size just a bit). Join these to the quilt as the final, pieced border.


Finish your quilt by quilting and binding as desired.


One fun, colorful quilt measuring about 52" by 63"—enjoy!


Lee Heinrich
{Freshly Pieced}


64 comments:

Debbie said...

Wow! Congrats on your first bakeshop quilt! It's a great pattern, & of course, Terrain - just beautiful!

tusen said...

What Debbie said :) Thanks for sharing this with us.

felicity said...

Having made one of Lee's designs before, I can tell this is going to be another winner. Thank you, Lee!

Kate S. said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Lee! And your construction technique looks awesome. Super impressive!

Angela said...

It's just sooo lovely! I can definitely see trying this pattern. I have an Amy Butler Love Jelly Roll that needs a home....this may be it!

Quiltjane said...

Beautiful Lee. Who could not love anything Kate Spain.

ladybugquilting said...

Your quilt is beautiful,I will be putting this on my to do list.

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely!!! I have lots of Terrain scraps. This quilt would be perfect for it!!

gill said...

Congratulations on a really great design! Now I have to find a Terrain jelly roll!

Kerry said...

Beautiful and easy to follow instructions too!

Kathy said...

Another great job, Lee! Congrats on your first Moda Bake Shop recipe.

Frauke said...

what a wonderfull Quilt, Thank for lerning and i triy to do it, excuse my englisch
Frauke

Cindy said...

Great job Lee!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Fantastic! This is such a great design :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

Love this pattern!! It's perfect for those beautiful fabrics!!

Little Miss Shabby said...

Wonderful Lee!--This quilt is so pretty and your instructions are great!!

Elizabeth D. said...

So pretty, Lee, I love it!!! Definitely on my list of quilts to make :) Thank you for such an awesome pattern!

Alicia said...

Love it! gonna start one today! There's no limit on how many things we an have "started" all at once is there?

angela said...

LOVE it! Fun and one of the most awesome jelly roll patterns I've seen. Love it Lee!

Jenny said...

so lovely! very eye catching design!

Megan said...

Thanks for a wonderful tutorial. It's a beautiful quilt. I just love jelly rolls. And I just love a quilt made from a jelly roll.

Sherry said...

Very nice! Thanks so much for sharing.

2MuchFun said...

Great design, way to go!

Becky said...

I love the design and easy looking instructions. I keep seeing it in red, gray, and white for Ohio State. It would be a perfect gift for my nephew. LOL

Jacey said...

It's really lovely, Lee!

Coisas da Laura said...

This quilt is amazing!!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Just beautiful, the pattern the fabric....beautiful!

jmniffer said...

Love your design and fabric choice! I hope to make one of these for myself. Thanks for sharing.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Wow! Great jelly roll pattern and it looks beautiful using Terrain.

Lettyb said...

Just love this and can't wait to make it! Thank you and congrats.

Lettyb said...

Love this - can't wait to make it!
Letty
www.happydancequilting.wordpress.com

Lettyb said...

Love this - can't wait to make it!
Letty
www.happydancequilting.wordpress.com

What Comes Next? said...

I love this!

audrey said...

Love this! SO gorgeous!

AnneMarie said...

Great job Lee! Your designs are beautiful!

Kelly said...

Awesome job Lee! I love it!

Anonymous said...

LOVE this!! I want to make it NOW!

Katie B. said...

So stinking awesome! I'm in love with that itty bitty border!!!

The Tulip Patch said...

really cool quilt!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! I just received my Terrain squares packages and didn't know what pattern to choose.Now I know LOL.Your pattern will be perfect for my next project.
Many thanks your talent is appreciated

Andrea said...

so so so pretty!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your first Bake Shop Quilt! So excited for you Lee!

Pam said...

This is my favorite fabric right now and you did an awesome job with your quilt. I love it!

BJ is Quilting! said...

I simply LOVE it! Way to go!

Beth said...

Have the Jelly roll. Gotta make this one. Love the design!

bhafer said...

Really pretty!

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

Congrats Lee! Lovely design :-)

ThirdMargaret said...

I love everything about this quilt! I'd love to try it. Thanks!!!!

Linz said...

Yea Lee!! What a great quilt! congratulations!!

The Little Shop of Stitches said...

So beautiful! I love the Terrain line of fabric. Great job!

Ullan tilkut said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! I love the quilt! It's very nice! IT's so nice to find toher quilters from different countries! :)

Anonymous said...

Great use of Jelly Roll. Good and clear directions. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

Great quilt! Love your blog and love this quilt!!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Leila said...

Beautiful!
Great name too! :)

The Spicer Family said...

I love your quilt! I especially love the pieced border and the way you left half ovals around the edges instead of closing all of them. I wouldn't have thought to do that but it adds a dynamic element to the design. Great job!

kate spain said...

Lee, your quilt is beeeauuutiful!! I love everything about it and the cute scrappy border sets it off perfectly. Thank you for making Terrain sparkle with your awesome design!

Aggiequilter said...

Great job! Love your creativity, thanks for sharing with us!

The Twilight Quilters Coven said...

Awesome quilt! I love patterns that only require x1 Jelly Roll.

Dawn said...

Great tute!! Love the design and can't tell you how much I love patterns that require just 1 jelly roll. Thanks!

Julie said...

This quilt is really fun, fresh, and modern- and a great tute. Thanks!!!

Handbags by Helen said...

That's really lovely. I've just bought some Kate Spain fabric to try and make my first ever quilt - keep looking at it but not quite sure where to start your tutorial will be a real help!

Handbags by Helen said...

That's really lovely. I've just bought some Kate Spain fabric to try and make my first ever quilt - keep looking at it but not quite sure where to start your tutorial will be a real help!

Kell said...

Congrats Lee on your first MSB tutorial! It's a gorgeous quilt!

Heidi said...

I don't know HOW I missed this Lee! I am so excited. I a perfect jelly roll that I can use this pattern with!!!