Contempo Throw Quilt


At The Calico House, we love to create new projects to showcase the fabulous fabrics in our shop. We’re excited to be accepted as a Moda Bake Shop Chef and share our “Contempo Throw” with you!

This 55¾” x 70½” contemporary quilt features Moda’s “Contempo” line of fabric. A piano key border of 9 coordinating fabrics complements the beautiful center panel and inner borders. The glowing oranges, mustard golds, and relaxing taupe colors make this a perfect autumn throw!


• 1 ⅔ yards of Contempo Spice 32841 14 Moda
(For the design to be centered may require more fabric)
• 7/8 yard of Bella Solids Weathered Teak 9900 129 Moda
• ½  yard of Contempo Mustard 32846 18 Moda
• 1 Contempo layer cake OR 1/8 yard cuts of 9 coordinating fabrics


Use ¼” seam allowances throughout, unless otherwise noted.
Note: All measurements are based on unwashed fabric.

• Contempo Spice 32841 14 fabric is the center of the quilt. Cut center 43 ½” x 58″
(pay attention to the pattern repeat).
Cut the selvage off each side so the pattern is equal on both sides.

• ¼” accent border is Bella Solids Weathered Teak 9900 129.
Cut (5) ¾” x WOF (width of fabric) strips.

• 2″ inner border is Contempo Mustard 32846 18. Cut (5) 2 ½” x WOF strips.
Cut (1) 3 ½” x WOF strip. From this strip cut (4) 3 ½” squares for cornerstones,
then cut 2 ½” x the amount needed to complete the inner border. Join strips for side borders:
(2) 2 ½” x 59″ strips. Join strips for top and bottom borders: (2) 2 ½” x 48″ strips. Trim to fit.

• ½” accent border is Bella Solids Weathered Teak 9900 129.
Cut (5) 1″ strips x WOF.

• The piano keys outer border is created by making strata from (9) coordinating fabrics.
Cut 3″ x  WOF from each fabric. Join, then cut into 4″ strips. If using a layer cake, cut coordinating
colors into 3″ strips. You’ll need 45 strips to make your strata, then cut into 4″ strips.

• Cornerstones: Use the (4) 3 ½” squares previously cut from the Contempo Mustard fabric. Add 1″
Bella Solids Weathered Teak 9900 129 strips to 2 sides (the binding adds the other 2 sides).

• Quilt as desired.

• Cut Bella Solids Weathered Teak 9900 129 for binding in 3″ strips for a finish border/binding. Sew
on with a ½” seam allowance.

Note: Meaurements on the diagram are finished block and strip sizes
(¼” seam allowances are not included on the diagram).


55 ¾” x 70 ½” Throw

We hope you enjoy sewing this great “Contempo” throw.

We have Contempo Throw Kits available at our store or on Etsy. (Quantities Limited)

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