Battle March Quilt






Hello!  My name is Kelli.  I make guest appearances every now and then on my mom’s blog at Jo’s Country Junction.  We enjoy getting together on the weekends to work on quilting projects, make yummy food, and let the dogs run around to keep us entertained.  Another of our favorite things to do is to look through old quilt magazines to find quilt blocks and layouts that are new to us.  While looking through a magazine, I stumbled upon the English Wedding Ring block.  After a little bit of color play, I came up with this quilt entitled Battle March. Stop over to the blog and sign up to win a $40 gift certificate from Cabbage Rose Quilting and Fabrics to get you started on making your own quilt.


One fat quarter bundle (1862 Battle Hymn by Barbara Brackman)
Sashing/Binding/Side Setting Triangles/Block Parts--4.75 yards Bella Solids U Brown 9900 71 Moda #1
Corner stones/Block Parts --2.5 yards Bella Solids Parchment 9900 39 Moda #1
Batting
Backing--7 yards New Bern Red 8224 15 Moda #1 



I also used an easy angle to cut the triangles in this quilt.










 CUTTING THE FABRIC:
1. From each fat quarter, cut 6- 2”x 21” strips. These strips will be placed in two piles. Place two single strips, as individuals, to the first pile. Make two sets of 2 strips each and place in the second pile.

 
 
2.  From the brown yardage:
 
-Cut 34 2” strips to be used in the sashing.  
-Subcut into 5  2” x 8” rectangles to be used as sashing from each strip.  You will need to cut a total of 168 sashing strips.
-For side setting triangles, cut two 14” strips.
-Subcut into 6  14” squares.  Cut twice on the diagonal to yield 22 side setting triangles

-For corner triangles, use the remaining 14” strip to cut two 7.25” squares.  Cut once on the diagonal for a total of 4 corner triangles.
-For the border, cut nine 3” x WOF strips.
-For binding, cut ten 2.5” strips x WOF.
3.  To cut the center of the blocks and the cornerstones to be used in the sashing of the quilt, you will need to cut a total of 45 2” strips from your neutral fabric.  

-Sub-cut 9 strips into 2” squares, for a total of 169 squares.  Seventy two of these squares will be used as the center in each block.  The remaining 97 squares will be used as cornerstones in the sashing.
-Cut the remaining 36 strips in half to yield a total of 72  2” x 20” strips.


MAKING THE BLOCKS:
1.  To make 1 block, you will need 1 block strip set (2 matching strips from Pile 2 and one complimentary strip from pile 1), 1 neutral 2” x 20” strip, and one 2” cornerstone.



2.  From the complimentary strip, cut four 2” x 3.5” rectangles and set aside.

3.  Placing right sides together, layer the rest of the complimentary strip with one of the strips from the matching set.  Using your Easy Angle ruler, cut a total of four 2” finished triangle sets.

4.  Layer the second matching strip with the neutral strip, right sides together.  Using your Easy Angle Ruler cut a total of 12 right triangles.

5.  Sew all triangles together along the diagonal.

6.  Press all triangles to the matching strip set color.

7.  Arrange block as shown.
 8.  Assemble the block as shown.  




9.  Repeat to create 72 blocks.


ASSEMBLING THE QUILT TOP:
1.  Arrange the blocks, on point, in a 6 x 7 layout.


2.  Sew sashing and cornerstones between blocks. Make sure to end each sashing strip with a cornerstone to create the outside half square triangles.

3.  To trim the quilt, line up your ruler one quarter of an inch from the outside cornerstone diagonal.  As this is a large quilt, I simply trimmed mine from cornerstone to cornerstone until I had trimmed the entire quilt.


4.  Putting right sides together, sew all 3” border strips together.  After pressing your quilt top, lay out and measure the quilt the long way through the middle of the quilt.  Cut two border strips to this measurement.  Sew onto the long sides for the quilt and iron towards the border.  Repeat to add the border on the shorter side.


FINISHING:
1.  Quilt as desired.

2.  Bind using the ten 2.5” strips.



One approximately 77" by 89" quilt.
Kelli Kramer
{www.joscountryjunction.com}

43 comments:

Meredith said...

Lovely Quilt. Great directions. Plus I can make it a little bit bigger to fit my bed. I am inspired

KaHolly said...

Kelli, it's beautiful. Good job with the directions. ~karen

Jo said...

I love it Kelli. Congrats on being a Moda Chef. You deserve it!

dwright33055 said...

Kelly, your quilt is wonderful, I would love to make one for my grandson, he loves war stuff, I have never used this fabric but would love to try it, thanks for the tutorial block, and congradulations.

Donna said...

You should be very happy with yourself; the quilt is beautiful and your mom is very proud of you.

paulette said...

Wow!! Gorgeous quilt, Kelli!! I can see why mama is so proud!! Well done!
Paulette

KatheG said...

Congratulations on being our 'Chef' for the day with such a beautiful quilt and your instructions really break it down to look easy. Thanks.

krisgray said...

Lovely! I can see myself doing this one with scraps, too.

DonnaP said...

Beautiful job, Kelli! I love the colors and the pattern!

Chatty Kathy said...

That is a beautiful quilt, Kelli. Love the block arrangement, and the dark fabric background. It shows of the blocks very well.

goody said...

Kelli, your quilt is Beautiful! Love it!

vtquilter said...

Great quilt Kelli. Love the fabric line you chose for the pattern.

Carolyn Sullivan said...

beautiful!!! I've been a quilter since I was in my mid 20's now almost 35 yrs later, I can't say that I have ever done anything this complex! Awesome really!

Logan said...

Fantastic quilt! Just love the pattern:)

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Ida said...

Beautiful quilt, but the PRINTER FRIENDLY (PDF) is not working.

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt and great tutorial. Congrats on being the latest Chef.

brenna said...

Beautiful quilt! I love it.

Johanna said...

Great job Kelli!

vintagemodernquilts | Lisa said...

Hi Ida! The Printer Friendly link has been fixed. Happy quilting!

Colleen M said...

I love this quilt!

Mary said...

Well that is just great, another quilt to put on my "must" do list. And really great instructions too. Plus wonderful fabrics, this is a triple play, home run, all those sports metaphor thingys. Love what you done, congratulations

Linda (Petey) said...

Kelli, Your quilt is a show stopper! Visit your mom's blog and can see why she is so proud. I am NOT starting this quilt today, but it is going on my to-do list. Love your color choices. The directions are wonderful and clear. Thanks!

Melanie said...

Gorgeous quilt Kelli, totally worth making all those half square triangles!

Unknown said...

Love it Kelli! :)

Unknown said...

This is a beautiful quilt! I have done lots and lots of quilting in my lots and lots of days, and I have seen few quilts that are this beautiful.

Laura said...

Great job, Kelli!

Andrea Louise said...

Beautiful quilt!

Julie said...

It's beautiful! I pinned it for later use. Thanks for the great tut and congratulations on hitting the Bake Shop big time!

Debbie Lou said...

Love your quilt, Kelli! Great job! Your instructions are great and I need to put this on my list. Great fabric choice. Congrats on being a Moda baker. Super!

Lisa Cox said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Beautiful quilt! Great job!

Teresaquilts said...

Very beautiful, Kelly, you did a great job.

Quiltjane said...

Exquisite. Thank you for sharing this beautiful quilt.

Kayla Revae said...

Love it! I am so lucky to have seen it IN PERSON. Your directions are great.

Becky G said...

Your value choices really makes this quilt sing! A lovely quilt indeed. Thanks for the tutorial. Will print this out when i get to a printer. Good luck on your future posts, this is wonderful. Becky G in NC

Pieces of Cotton said...

That is absolutely beautiful. I know it's more intricate than most of the patterns here, but sometimes you want a challenge! I'm definitely keeping this pattern in mind for future projects.

Barb in Mi said...

Wow, what a beautiful quilt design! Congrats on a great bake shop pattern!

P'tite Plume said...

C'est magnifique!!!

Marianne said...

I love the quilt and the fabric you used!

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt Kelli. Thanks for the pattern.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Carla G said...

Beautiful quilt! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

Sally said...

This is gorgeous. What a wonderful way to use that line. Very nice instructions--think I'll have to make this one--it's on the list (I LOVE 1800s fabrics!)

Rachel said...

Love love love it! 1862 - yippee!