Holiday Road Quilt


Hi, my name is Alison Tudor of Sew and Tell Quilts.  Holiday Road was inspired by the Summer Vacation Batiks line and my love of  3D and geometric designs.  I used yardage for my version, but fat quarters would make for a scrappier version.

Summer Vacation Batiks by Moda Fabrics
3/8 yd Ocean 4328-14
2-1/8 yds Ocean 4328-19
3/8 yd Sunset 4328-33
3/8 yd Sunset 4328-36
2-7/8 yds Sand 4328-41
3/8 yd Sunset 4328-35
1/4 yd Sunset 4328-32
4 yards backing fabric of your choice
1/2 yd your choice of binding fabric
68" x 68" batting
Foundation patterns


Cutting Directions
  • From the Sand background fabric cut 144 strips 2-3/4" x 8" for the star paper pieced blocks. Cut 72
  • 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" squares and 36 5" x 2-3/4" strips for the alternating pieced blocks
  • From Ocean blue Cut:  24 2-3/4" x 8" strips for the paper pieced star blocks and  72  2-3/4" x 2-3/4" squares and 36 5" x 2-3/4" strips for the alternating pieced blocks
  • From Sunset 4328-36 cut 32 2-3/4" x 8" strips for the paper pieced star blocks.
  • From Ocean 4328-14 cut 32 2-3/4" x 8" strips for the paper pieced star blocks.
  • From Sunset 4328-33 cut 32 2-3/4" x 8" strips for the paper pieced star blocks.
  • From Sunset 4328-32 cut 24 2-3/4" x 8" strips for the paper pieced star blocks.
  • For the Inner border cut six 2" x WOF strips
  • For the Outer border cut seven 4-1/2" x WOF strips
  • For binding cut seven strips 2-1/2" x WOF

Piecing the Blocks
This quilt is made with two blocks.  Block 1 is a paper pieced block. Find the templates  {here}.

Block 1 Assembly:
  1. Make 18 copies of each of the paper-foundation pattern pieces and trim the pattern to a comfortable size, leaving at least 1/4˝ around the outside cutting line.  Tape the pieces together to make two identical halves, A and B.
  2. Place a 8” x  2-3/4”  printed rectangle right side up on the blank (unmarked) side of the pattern. Make sure the fabric covers the entire area by at least 1/4˝ on all sides and pin in place. Place a 8” x 2-3/4” white rectangle on top of  the print rectangle, right sides together. With the marked side of the paper foundation up and the fabrics on the bottom, sew on the line between areas A1 and A2.
  3. Fold the paper pattern back and trim the seam allowance to 1/4˝. Open the fabrics so that both pieces are right side up and press. 
  4.  Fold the paper back along the next seam line, between areas A2 and A3. Trim the fabric so that it extends 1/4˝ past the folded line. This trimming creates a straight edge upon which you can line up your next fabric piece, making the placement easier. 
  5.  Repeat step 4  adding white and print rectangles in numerical order until the pattern is completely covered with fabric pieces. Press the unit.  
  6.  Use a rotary cutter to trim away the excess fabric around the block, leaving a 1/4˝ seam allowance all around the outer sewing line Do this for both halves of each block.   To finish the block place the right sides together, carefully line up the two halves and sew a 1/4" seam across the long side to complete the block.. The block should measure 9-1/2” square.  Make 18 of these blocks paying close attention to the layout diagram for color placement.
Paper pieced block


Block 2 Assembly:

  1. Sew a white 2-3/4" square to a blue 2-3/4" square.  
  2. Paying close attention to the block color layout, sew this unit to 5" x 2-3/4" rectangle.  Make four of these, two with a white corner and two with a blue corner. 
  3. Sew the quarters together to make two halves
  4. Sew the halves together to finish the block. 
  5. Square to 9-1/2".  Make 18 of these blocks.
Alternating pieced block layout

Quilt Assembly:

  1. Following the layout diagram, sew blocks 1 and 2 side to side making sure to line up the seams.  Alternate blocks to make a row.   
  2. Sew the rows together, matching your seams to complete the quilt top center.
Borders:
  1. For the inner border, sew two 2" x WOF strips end to end, cut to 54-1/2".  Sew these to the sides of the quilt center.
  2. Sew two 2"  x WOF strips end to end, cut to 57-1/2".  Sew these to the top and bottom of the quilt center to finish the inner border.
  3. For the outer border, sew two 4-1/2"  x WOF strips end to end, cut to 57-1/2".  Sew these to the sides of the quilt center.
  4. Sew two 4-1/2"  x WOF strips end to end, cut to 65".  Sew these to the top and bottom of the quilt center to complete the quilt top.

Layer, baste, quilt and bind to complete the quilt.  I quilted this one in an overall spiral pattern.

Quilt Layout Diagram
Holiday Road two tone
Here is what this quilt would look like using just the blue and white for those interested.  Yardage for quilt top would be 2-1/2 yards white, 3-1/8 yards blue.  You might want to bump yardage up a bit to account for paper piecing.


Finished quilt = 65" x 65"
36 - 9" blocks

Alison Tudor
{www.sewandtellquilts.com}


9 comments:

KathyinMN said...

Interesting pattern! I'm glad you showed it in multi-color, but it'd be interesting to see in just 2 colors too.

CruiseFan said...

This is so nice!
I've downloaded the pattern right away and will try this in a black & white version to reduce my enormous stash from a previous project.... ;-))
Thanks a lot for sharing!

Sue Daurio said...

what a great pattern!

berylthepearl said...

Beautiful pattern, love it in batiks!

Rebecca Toman said...

I'm viewing the instructions on my ipad and see everything but cannot see the paper pieced pattern to copy. Anyone else or just me? Can't wait to try this pattern.

Sew And Tell Quilts said...

Rebecca there is a link at the end if the Piecing The Blocks section.

jholland211 said...

Reminds me of the Starlite fruit flavored dinner mints, very colorful and attractive.

JayTee said...

I printed the paper pieced block ( actual size on printer) and it only makes a 7 1/2 inch square.

Step 1 of block assembly says tapes pieces together...is this to make the square block??? but in step 6 it says sew the halves together.
what am I missing??

Sew And Tell Quilts said...

I have sent Moda the corrected foundation template. Sorry for the confusion. If it does not get updated please contact me at sewandtellquilts@yahoo.com and I will gladly send you the correct template.