Garden Girl Quilt

We’re back…Yep, it’s been awhile since Kelli and I have had a quilt for you here at Moda Bake Shop. We’ve been really busy.  We sent our quilt book, scheduled to come out in early 2015, to our publisher.  Kelli’s been taking college classes and we bought an old foreclosure house that we are remodeling.  You can read all about that and see pictures on our blog, Jo’s Country Junction.  With all that going on you’d think we’d not have time to to sew anything else..NOT!!  Sewing is therapy for us and trust me, we need therapy.  Besides, who can resist a great fabric line like MoMo’s Avant Garden…not us!  Read the pattern here then stop over to our blog and we’ll fill you in on some behind the scenes info about the quilt and we have a sweet $50 gift certificate for one our readers to win.

Before we get going here are a few stats on the quilt.

Finished Block Size:  10”
Finished Quilt Size:  80” x 90”
Layout:  8 x 9

Fat Quarter Bundle of MoMo’s Avant-Garden
4 yards Blue Background
4- 1/3 yard cuts of coordinating solids/dots
5 1/2″ yards backing
3/4 yard binding

**Note WOF means the width of the fabric**

Pick 24 fat quarters from the bundle.  From Each (of 24) fat quarters, cut:

  • (3) 7 1/2″ squares
  • (12) 2” x 3 1/2” rectangles

Use the graphic below as your guide. Take care with directional prints.

MBS-garden-girl-cutting-guide
From Blue background fabric, cut:
  • (36) 2” x WOF strips; subcut into (576) 2” x 2 1/2″ rectangles
  • (29) 2” x WOF strips; subcut into (576) 2” squares
From Each of 4 coordinating solids/dots (cornerstones), cut:
  • (4) 2” x WOF strips; subcut each strip into a total of (72) 2” squares of each color {a total of (288) 2” squares}
From binding fabric, cut:
  • (9) 2 1/2″ x WOF strips
Sewing Instructions (for one block):
1.  Using 4- 2” squares and 4 matching 2” x 3 1/2″ rectangles, place a blue square, right sides together, on the corner of each of the colored rectangles.  Sew from corner to corner on the blue square.  

Trim seam allowance to a quarter of an inch.  Press to the blue.  Add a second square to the opposite side of the printed rectangle.  Again, sew from corner to corner of the blue square.  Trim seam allowance to a quarter of an inch and again, press to the blue. 

 Repeat for each matching colored rectangle.

2.  Attach a 2” x 2.5” rectangle to opposite sides of each flying goose created in step 1.  Press to the blue rectangles.

3.  Attach a 2” colored square (cornerstones) to opposite ends of two of the units created in step 2.

 Attach the remaining two segments created in step 2  to the opposite sides of the main 7 1/2″ colored squares.  Press to the colored center.
4.  Attach the remaining segments (with cornerstones) to opposite sides of the block.  Press to the colored middle.
5.  Repeat to make a total of 72 blocks.
6.  Arrange in a 8 x 9 layout sewing the blocks first into rows then sewing the rows together.
7.  Quilt as desired. Check out our blog, Jo’s Country Junction, to see what we did for a quilting design.

8.  Join binding strips and bind.


Finished Quilt Size:  80” x 90”

This is such a fun fabric line…perfect for picnics and perfect for any girls room.  We couldn’t resist the fabric!!


Jo and Kelli Kramer
{ Jo’s Country Junction}

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Jo Kramer and oldest daughter, Kelli Kramer, spend many weekends together while the men in their lives are busy farming. During these weekend hang out sessions, they are busy creating quilts, cooking, remodeling, canning, gardening and laughing at the antics of their beagle dogs, Ruby and Puppycat.

The gals are avid bloggers adding regular new blog posts daily.You can read about their adventures atjoscountryjunction.com.
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