Starry Terrain Quilt

Horray, Horray, it’s a Moda Bake Shop Day!! Well everyday is a Moda Bake Shop day, but today it’s my day to show you the latest project that I have been working on, Starry Terrain. I needed a wedding present and the couple had requested a black, lime and magenta quilt. I checked to see what fabric lines Moda had and of course, they had something that would work…the fabric line Terrain along with the black swirl fabric…perfect. For interest, I ended up adding the orange too. I hope you like it.

Terrain is a fun fabric line with deep jewel toned colors. Kimberly over at the Fat Quarter Shop has fabric from the line at her shop. She has generously offered to sponsor a give away for $50 gift certificate to one of my lucky blog readers. After you check out the tutorial here, head on over to my blog, Jo’s Country Junction, to learn more about it.



1 Terrain Layer Cake
6 yards Black Marble Swirls Jet9908 29
2 yards Orange
Terrain Lichen Bloom 27098 13
3 1/2 yards Magenta Terrain Fern Berry 27099 12
2 yards Lime/Teal Terrain Lichen Foliage 27098 14
6.5 yards Backing Terrain Forest Floor Foliage 27090 14-More fabric will be need if you don’t want to piece a scrappy backing.
Batting


Cutting Instructions:

Black-6 yards
Cut 32~ 2 1/2″ strips sub cut into 512~2 1/2″ squares
Cut 19~2 7/8″ strips sub cut into 256~ 2 7/8″ squares cut on diagonal
Cut 8~5 1/4″ strips sub cut into 64~5 1/4″ squares cut twice on diagonal

Lime-2 yards
Cut 19~2 7/8″ strips sub cut into 256~ 2 7/8″ squares cut on diagonal

Orange-2 yards
Cut 8~5 1/4″ strips sub cut into 64~5 1/4″ squares cut twice on diagonal
Cut 7~ 3 1/2″ strips. Set aside for a pieced back.

Magents-3 1/2 yards
Cut 16~5 1/4″ strips sub cut into 128~5 1/4″ squares cut twice on diagonal
Cut 9~2.5″ Strips for binding

Layer Cake
Remove the lime, orange and magenta squares from the remaining squares cut 64~ 4 1/2″ squares. There will be a few repeated fabrics and some leftover.

Note:
When you initially look at this quilt, it appears like the quilt features the green star block. That is not true! This is the actual block:

As the blocks come together, they create the secondary green star. Also note the center square of each of the stars features a different fabric.

Start by sewing the black and green triangles together to make half square triangle blocks. You will need 512 total. Press to the black.

Now take a black 2 1/2″ square and pair it with one of the half square triangles that were just created. Sew together as shown. Press to the black square. Now pair the pieces together and sew. Press seam to one side. Set these aside.

To create the hour glass portion of the block take a magenta triangle and lay it on a black triangle. Sew as shown. Press to the magenta. You will need 512 total.


Take a magenta triangle and lay it on an orange triangle. Sew as shown. Press to the magenta. You will need 512 total.

Lay the newly formed triangles on top of each other and sew making sure to match the center seams. Continue until you have 512 quarter square triangle blocks.


Begin assembling the blocks by sewing the pieces into strips as shown.


Sew those strips together to create the block. Complete 64 blocks.

Assemble the blocks into an 8 x 8 layout.


To piece the backing, take the leftovers from the layer cake and sew them into a 126″ long strip that is 10″ wide. Sew the 3.5″ orange strip pieces together. Sew them along the sides of the layer cake pieces. Cut the backing fabric into two 126″ pieces. Sew that to the sides of the orange fabric.


Press the backing and top. Layer backing, batting and top. Quilt as desired.

Bind with the magenta 2.5″ strips. ENJOY!!


96″ x 96″

As long as I quilt, it will always amaze me to see the designs created when blocks come together.


Don’t forget to come on over and check out the give away I am hosting for the $50 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.

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Jo Kramer and oldest daughter, Kelli Kramer, spend many weekends together while the men in their lives are busy farming. During these weekend hang out sessions, they are busy creating quilts, cooking, remodeling, canning, gardening and laughing at the antics of their beagle dogs, Ruby and Puppycat.

The gals are avid bloggers adding regular new blog posts daily.You can read about their adventures atjoscountryjunction.com.
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