Mod Nine Patch Quilt


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Hi there, I'm Elizabeth Dackson from Don't Call Me Betsy, and I'm so happy to be back at the Moda Bake Shop for another quilt tutorial! This super simple quilt is a great way to feature your favorite colors and prints! I used Ellen Luckett Baker's gorgeous Quilt Blocks collection, full of fun, vibrant colors and paired it with several coordinating solids. This quilt pattern comes together very quickly and can easily be whipped up in a weekend! If you make a quilt using this Mod Nine Patch quilt tutorial, I'd love to see it in my Flickr group.



1 fat quarter bundle of 30 prints or more - I used Ellen Luckett Baker's gorgeous Quilt Blocks collection
1/4 yd of five different coordinating solids - I used Moda Bella Solids in Fuschia, Amelia Blue, Lime, Silver, Turquoise, and Surf
1 yd white background fabric
5/8 yd binding of your choice
4 1/4 yds backing of your choice
70" x 90" batting




Cutting:
1. Sort your fat quarter bundle into color stacks, for a total of five colors. From each color group, cut:
(6) 4 1/2" squares for the center of your blocks
(24) 4 1/2" squares to surround the center of your blocks

2. From your coordinating solids, cut:
(6) 7" squares from each, 30 total

3. From your white background fabric, cut:
(30) 7" squares

4. From your binding, cut:
(8) 2 1/2" x WOF strips

Block Assembly:
1. Let's begin by making some half-square triangles (HSTs). Pair one white 7" square with a coordinating solid 7" square, right sides together. Sew a scant 1/4" all the way around.


On your cutting mat, cut across both diagonals of your square, creating four HST units. Press seams open. Trim each HST unit to 4 1/2", aligning the 45 degree mark on a quilting ruler with your seam.

 


Repeat for all white squares and solid squares, creating a total of 120 half-square triangle units.

2. Next, choose a color to begin working with. I chose to start with my pink blocks. Sew two surrounding 4 1/2" squares on the right and left sides of a center square, as shown. This creates the middle row of your block.


3. To create the top and bottom rows, use a coordinating surrounding 4 1/2" square in the center and add two HST units to the right and left sides as shown below.



4. Sew the block together, sewing two rows together at a time. Press seams open to finish block.


5. Repeat steps 1 - 4 to create a total of 30 blocks.

6. Lay your blocks out in six rows of five blocks each, in an order that's pleasing to you. Sew blocks together into rows, then sew rows together to finish quilt top.

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7. Baste, quilt, and bind as desired.

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One beautiful 60" x 72" quilt!

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Happy sewing!!

Elizabeth Dackson
{Don't Call Me Betsy}

38 comments:

Quiltjane said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the design and fabric.

Kara said...

Lovely! The combination of solids and prints really makes this pattern pop.

Pam said...

This is very striking, I love the diamond and snowball block effect. A pattern that could be taken from my stash, leaving room for more new fabric. Win win.

Hollygrove Carole said...

I am so taken by the design! Awesome, hope I can make this one.

restitcherator said...

I absolutely love the use of solids in this pattern. They are perfectly chosen!

Ellyn said...

what a beautiful quilt. I would so make this one...

Angela Nash said...

Awesome combination of prints and solids! Love it!

4jetts said...

I love this and want to try it. However, when I click the link to the "printer-friendly version" there is nothing there. Anyone else have this problem?

Amy said...

Love this pattern! Thank you Elizabeth!

Debbie said...

I love it! Congrats on another lovely quilt design!

Mitzi said...

Perfectly gorgeous! So glad you shared this pattern! Thank you.

Marzipan said...

Gorgeous. You see so many different patterns within the pattern, depending on how you look at it. An illusion quilt! Lovely.

Sherryl said...

Love this! But, I also am unable to download the PDF - I get a message stating the file is damaged and can't be repaired.

Jan said...

Brilliant.

Katie B. said...

Amazing! Your design is deceptively simple, but it looks really fancy. ;)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!

Anita said...

Love the pattern, but says the file is damaged and can't be repaired when I try to download the "printer friendly version" or pdf. Thanks!

CathyK said...

What an AWESOME quilt! Love the fabric and the quilt pattern! Thanks for sharing!

SewSealy said...

Yes, I too got the "damaged" message. Perhaps someone from Moda can re-load the file???

Jennifer said...

Love it Elizabeth! So worth the wait to see it!

Sharon said...

Wow this is just awesome....will love to make this one...thank you!

BlinkeysBlog.blogspot.com said...

So beautiful. Love the colors and the pattern. This is one I would like to make. Thank you for sharing your lovely quilt.

Dora said...

Love this. I think it would even make a pretty scrappy quilt.

Yes, please fix the Printer Friendly version.

Pam said...

Beautiful Quilt!! Would love the have the recipe! The link is not working!

Helen Summers said...

I, too, hope you fix the printer friendly version.

Karen Seitz said...

This is a beautiful quilt, and the recipe makes it sound easier than it looks to create. I am considering using my Odds & Ends FQB for this quilt, and I wonder if anyone at Moda can tell me the corresponding Bella Solids colors for the Vintage, the cocoa brown, and the blush pink used in the Odds & Ends collection. Thanks so much!

Karen Seitz said...

BTW, my email address is krseitz at earthlink dot net. Thanks.

Kristie said...

Well done!

Aggiequilter said...

Love your pattern ... but the link is not working ??!! Moda, please fix !! thx

SewSealy said...

Moda Please Help Us

The link for the printer friendly version is still not working. Would you please reload this so that we may download this beautiful quilt?

We sure would appreciate it. It seems to be a problem with everyone that is trying to print the printable version. See the comments.

Thank you!

AlyceB said...

Stunning! I love the colours, and the design is fabulous!

Pieces of Cotton said...

I've already used two of your tutorials to make quilts, some of my favorite quilts I might add, and this one may have to be a third!

Pauline said...

I love it! Will there be a printer-friendly version available soon? Thank you.

Dora said...

FYI~ The printer friendly link is working. It opens differently from in the past. It goes to Google Docs, then you can download or print from there. :)

Beeshebags said...

It appears today, that the google docs print version is broken....it keeps saying it has an error.

Hugs
Naomi

Kate Brown said...

The printer version is still broken :(

Rose E. Glasses said...

I would like to have this PDF. Lovely project. Could you please fix the site?
Thanks.

Robin Huss said...

Love the design and fabric. Absolutely gorgeous!!!