Avant Garden Turning Squares Quilt

Hello!  I am Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting and I am here today with a tutorial for a quilt using MoMo's gorgeous new fabric line Avant Garden.  I made this quilt nice and big with picnics in mind, but it is just as good for snuggling.  However you use the quilt, this is a quick way to make a big quilt using jelly rolls.

2 Jelly Rolls Avant Garden
1 Yard Mochi Unbleached Linen
4 1/4 Yard Linen Mochi Dot Boysenberry
Batting at least 76" x 76"

You will need 72 total jelly roll strips for this project.  I chose to cut a few 2.5" x Width of Fabric strips and mixed them in with my jelly roll strips, but the jelly rolls have more than enough strips.  Set aside the extra strips for future projects or use them to make your binding.

Take 36 of the jelly roll strips and cut them down to 2.5" x 12.5".  Cut the remaining 36 strips down to 2.5" x 6.5".  You will need a total of (108) 12.5" strips and (216) 6.5" strips.  It sounds like a lot but the precuts make it quick work!

For each block you will need (3) 2.5" x 12.5" strips and (6) 2.5" x 6.5"
Place your strips into the following layout.
And start piecing the strips into pairs, pressing the seams open.
Add a third strip to each pair and press.
Then piece the 6.5" squares together.
And then add the 12.5" piece to create a 12.5" square.  If you are using a scant quarter inch, you might need to trim your block down a little to get make it 12.5".

Make 35 more blocks.
Place your blocks into groups of 4, turning them so that the 4 small squares in the center line up.  Piece them into pairs and press the seams open.
And then piece the pairs together.
Arrange the squares into 3 rows with 3 squares in each row.  Piece the squares together into rows and then join the rows.

Baste, quilt, and bind as desired.

Finished size: 72" x 72"

I used the linen dot for the back of the quilt and the solid linen for the binding.  Not only does it have a wonderful texture, but it was wonderful to work with and gives the quilt a nice weight.  If you decide to use linen for the binding I would suggest cutting it slightly wider than normal (I cut mine 2 5/8" instead of 2 1/2").

Erica Jackman


Muddling Through said...

What a beautiful colorful quilt and that it's an easy pattern just makes it that much better! Thank you for sharing.

FabricDiva54 said...

Fun quilt! Can't wait to make one:).

curious said...

Very colorful quilt and very easy
Thanks for a great idea

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing the pattern/tutorial. :-)

CruiseFan said...

So nice and easy!
What great crisp colors!
Thanks for sharing!

Tawnie Duckett said...

I love the colors and simple pattern! I must try this!

Irene spiezio said...

So colorful I love it thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

Love this easy pattern, so effective too. I have some wonderful jolly fabrics so I can make this for project Linus, the children will enjoy it I hope.

Unknown said...

I'm thinking 'BATIKS'! Yummy and very straightforward for us beginners. Thanks!

Gayle Ballinger said...

Fantastic! I love quilts like this that really show off the beautiful fabrics and lets the fabric be the focal point of the design. Plus, this is a simple, straightforward pattern, yet it looks like you had to do tons of work in piecing it! I love it! It is definitely on my "Do!" list.

Alice said...

As others said, this is a beautiful quit. I love prints and bright colors and your quilt is full of those. I will definitely make this quilt. I plan to use my fat quarters instead of jelly rolls. I don't always like all the fabrics in rolls I'm partial to fat quarters.

Jo said...

Perfect fabric line for this pattern. Beautiful!!

Melissa said...

Love this!!! The fabric and the pattern are beautiful!!!:)