Hi everyone, my name is Pauline Francis and I blog over at Quilt n Queen. I’m happy to be back to share with you my second recipe for the Moda Bake Shop. This recipe is super fast and easy and makes a lap size quilt. This is my new ‘go to‘ pattern to make a donation quilt or as I like to call them…comfort quilts. With careful cutting I was able to cut enough blocks from one Dessert roll to make two lap size quilts. Do you know what a Moda Dessert Roll is? It’s 20 strips of fabric that are 5 inches wide and 44″ in length, tied in a roll with a Moda twill ribbon. Have you every used a Dessert Roll? Let’s get started…you will need…
1 Marble Ombre Dessert Roll 9883DR 2 yards of Bella White 9900 98 for sashing and borders 3 yards Marble Ombre Dot Lime 9883 17 for backing and binding. I was going to use the pink but I had enough fabric left from squaring up my quilt after it was quilted to make the binding…I will use the pink in another Marble Ombre Dots project. It’s a Moda basic you are going to love.
1/4” seam allowance throughout
remove salvages before cutting strips and rectangles
1. From the Moda Bella White cut:
14 strips lengthwise 2.5″ x 72″, set 10 strips aside for sashing and borders
50 rectangles 2.5″ x 5″ from the remaining 4 strips
2. From the Dessert Roll select 10 different strips and cut:
24 rectangles 9.5″ x 5″
25 rectangles 5.5″ x 5″
1. With right sides together chain piece the 5″ edge of a Bella white rectangle to both 5″ ends of the 5.5″ x 5″ rectangle.
2. Set the seams and press the seams towards the dark. I will call this block “A”.
3. Once you have your pieced blocks pressed you will make 7 rows with 7 blocks in each row. Rows 1, 3, 5, and 7 will start with an “A” block. Rows 2, 4, and 6 will start with the 9.5″ x 5″ rectangle followed by an “A” block. Arrange the blocks to your liking.
4. Measure the length of your pieced strips… from the 10 strips you set aside for sashing and borders cut 8 of them the length of your pieced strips. They should all measure approximately 63.5 inches. The 2 remaining strips are for the top and bottom border.
TIP: I pin both ends first, then the middle of the strip and then I pin the rest, always dividing the space in half. I would say I am a ‘pinner’…it is faster to pin than to unstitch. When I attach my sashing to the pieced block strips, I pin RST…with the sashing strip on the bottom and sew with the sashing strip next to the sewing machine. The pieced strip is on the top…that way you can see the seams and do not have any of the seams changing direction under your presser foot.
The picture below is another version of the quilt using Bella Black for the sashing and borders. The completed quilt is pictured at the end of the tutorial.
5. Stitch the side borders and the sashings to the pieced strips. Press the seams towards the sashing/border…it just lays better.
6. Now it is time to stitch the vertical strips together. Align the seams so they will nest. Your smaller block will be centered with the rectangle when the vertical strips are stitched together…again stitch with the pieced block strip on the top and the sashing next to the sewing machine.
7. Stitch the vertical strips together…press seams towards the sashing. I like to stitch strips 1 & 2 together…then 3 & 4 together…5 & 6 and lastly 7 & outer border. Set the seams and press towards the sashing. Then I join 1 & 2 with 3 & 4…and 5 & 6 with 7. Then 1 2 3 & 4 with 5 6 & 7. Voila, you are almost finished…the only step left to do is add the top and bottom borders. Measure your quilt top a few inches from the top, in the middle and a few inches from the bottom. The measurements should be approximately 48.5 inches. Attach top and bottom borders.
8. Quilt and bind as desired.
…and a view of the back…
I love the ombre look…I was able to line up the binding to match the shading of the backing.
It is hard to pick a favorite…I love all three on the Cobblestone quilts hanging on the line.
The middle one is made with Kate Spain’s Honey Honey and Bella white. I used the left over Dessert roll pieces to make a pieced backing and a scrappy binding.
The one on the left is made with the other half of the Marble Ombre Dots Dessert Roll with Bella Black for the sashing and backing.
The binding is Bella Black and I added piping using Marble Ombre Dots Lime, the quilting was done with a variegated thread.
A lap size quilt approximately 48″ x 68″. The dark one is perfect for a picnic.
Thanks for stopping by the Moda Bakeshop today to check out my recipe. It has been a lot of fun baking with Moda. I would love for you to stop by and visit myblog.