Figgy Pudding Quilt

Figgy Pudding

Hey ya’ll! This is Vanessa from Lella Boutique and I’m sorta hoping that I’m not the only one to have missed Christmas in July! Now that Into the Woods fabric is on its way to shops, I’m celebrating by sharing my Figgy Pudding quilt pattern.

Figgy Pudding

For this project, you will need 10 of your favorite Christmas-y fat quarters. I went for the sweet reds and mints from Into the Woods for this project.

 Into the Woods

  • 10 fat quarters for the blocks
  • 1 fat quarter for the corner blocks
  • 2-3/4 yards background fabric
  • 1 yard border fabric
  • 2/3 yard binding fabric
  • 4-1/2 yards back fabric
  • 75 x 75″ cotton batting


*NOTE: Because each block uses two prints, this quilt requires an even number of fat quarters. (10 fat quarters = 10 blocks.) Since I’ve chosen a layout with an odd number of blocks (9), there will be one extra block.

1. Organize the fat quarters into pairs. From each fat quarter, cut the following:

  • One 10″ square
  • Four 4-1/2″ squares
  • Nine 2-1/2″ squares

2. From the background fabric, cut the following:

  • 3 strips 10″ x WOF. Sub-cut into 10″ squares, 4 per strip until you have 9.
  •  9 strips 2-1/2″ x WOF. Sub-cut into 2-1/2 x 8-1/2″ strips, 4 per strip until you have 36.
  •  12 strips 2-1/2″ x WOF. Sub-cut into 2-1/2 x 18-1/2″ strips, 2 per strip until you have 24.
  •  5 strips 2-1/2″ x WOF. Sub-cut into 2-1/2″ squares, 16 per strip until you have 72.

3. From the corner block fabric, cut sixteen 2-1/2″ squares.

4. From the border fabric, cut eight strips 4″ x WOF. Piece together (end-to-end) in pairs.

5. From the binding fabric, cut seven strips 2-1/2″ x WOF.


*Assume 1/4″ seam allowance

6. To make one block, you will need the following:

  • One 10″ square of FAT QUARTER A
  • Four 4-1/2″ squares of FAT QUARTER A
  • Nine 2-1/2″ squares of FAT QUARTER B
  • One 10″ square of background fabric
  •  Eight 2-1/2″ squares of background fabric
  •  Four 2-1/2 x 8-1/2″ strips of background fabric

7. HALF-SQUARE TRIANGLES (HSTs): Mark a diagonal line on the back of the 10″ square of background fabric to form an ‘X’. Use a ruler to draw an additional set of lines to divide the square into four equal (5″ square) sections. Place a marked square right sides together with the 10″ square of FABRIC A, aligning raw edges. Sew 1/4″ away from the diagonal on both sides, on both diagonals.


Using your rotary cutter and mat, carefully cut along all drawn lines. Open and press each half-square triangle. Trim each HST to 4-1/2″ square.


8. FOUR-PATCH SQUARES: You will need eight 2-1/2″ squares of FAT QUARTER B and eight 2-1/2″ squares of background fabric. Sew together in pairs and press toward FABRIC B. Sew two pairs together and press the seams.


9. Gather together the 4-1/2″ squares of FABRIC A, the half-square triangles of FABRIC A, and the four patch-squares of FABRIC B. Sew the blocks into rows and press the seams. Sew the rows together; press the seams. Make 4.


10. Arrange 4 blocks as indicated below–with a 2-1/2 x 8-1/2″ strip of background fabric separating them, and one 2-1/2″ square in the center. Sew the block into their rows and press the seams. Sew the rows together; press the seams. Finished block should measure 18-1/2″ square. Repeat to make 10 blocks.


11. Arrange 9 blocks into three rows of three. Sew the blocks of each row together with a 2-1/2 x 8-1/2″ strip of sashing in between and on the outsides.


12. You will need four 2-1/2″ squares of corner fabric and three 2-1/2 x 8-1/2″ sashing strips. Sew together the pieces end-to-end in the following order: corner square, sashing strip, corner square, sashing strip, corner square, sashing strip, and corner square. Make four.


13. Sew the block rows together with a pieced corner square/sashing strip in between and on the top and bottom.


14. Retrieve the pieced border strips from step #4 and attach to the sides first, trimming the excess. Repeat to add pieced border strips to the top and bottom, trimming the excess. Square up the quilt-top, if necessary.


15. Baste and quilt as desired. Of course, you could always incorporate the extra quilt block into your backing at this point 🙂

16. For the binding, use the binding strips from step #5 and refer to my Moda Bake Shop binding tutorial here.

Finished quilt size is 69-1/2 x 69-1/2″

Figgy Pudding

This quilt makes a great class project! You can access a free PDF to view/print here.

Vanessa Goertzen



Vanessa Goertzen

Vanessa Goertzen

Moda Fabrics Designer at Lella Boutique
In September 2013, I became a fabric designer for Moda Fabrics with my first collection, Into the Woods making its way to stores August 2014. I have always been a huge addict of all things Moda so it is nothing short of a dream to be part of such an amazing company.
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