Equally Fancy Quilt


Hi there, I’m Julie Hirt from 627handworks.com and I’m really excited to share this tutorial with you.  This pattern works up pretty quickly because we are strip piecing with pre-cuts.  Using a solid fabric combined with a print really changes the look of a traditional rail fence design.


1 Jelly Roll print (Fancy by Lily Ashbury)
1 Jelly Roll solid (Bella White)

4.5 yards backing (Orange Spice Twirl)
5/8 yards binding* (Golden Tatiana)

*you will have enough print strips leftover you’d like to utilize those for a scrappy binding.

Gather up your materials and let’s get started!



You need to decide which size of quilt you’d like to make:

60″ x 80″  (48 blocks)
36 White Strips
24 Prints

70″ x 70″ (49 blocks)this is the size I made and you’ll have 3 leftover blocks
39 White Strips
26 Prints

Group your strips into piles of 3 solids + 2 prints:


Stitch using a scant 1/4″ seam


Sew the strips together lengthwise alternating white+print+white+print+white.

I press after stitching each strip because it makes pressing seams to the printed side easier.


Cut each strip set into 10.5″ blocks – you will get 4 blocks from each set.

(If you find your strip sets were only 10.25″ wide, go ahead and cut 10.25″ blocks.  The key is consistency so your blocks are square.)


Repeat for all remaining strip sets and start laying out your blocks alternating the direction of the stripes.

60″ x 80″
Use 48 blocks laid out in 8 rows of 6 blocks

70″ x 70″
Use 49 blocks laid out in 7 rows of 7 blocks


When you are happy with your layout, start piecing them together.  You can sew these together in rows or sections.  What’s nice is there are no seams to match up.




Finished Quilt Size: 60″ x 80″ or 70″ x 70″

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I’d love to see your version if you make one!

Julie Hirt

6 comments on “Equally Fancy Quilt

  1. Betty Grove says:

    There are so many sites that have quilt patterns and tutorials, but time after time I find myself at the Moda Bake Shop. The talented designers that you feature are some of my favorites. Some of the new young talent would never have a chance if you didn’t feature their work and that would be a real loss. The Moda lines of fabric are the best. Time after time I’ve found myself in the middle of a project that just needs that extra touch and I’ll find it in my stash; more times than not it is a Moda fabric. I have SABLE big time and I love every little piece. Thank you for the Bake Shop. if a quilter can’t find a project there then it hasn’t been put on paper yet.

  2. Susan Fryman says:

    I love this. So crisp and beautiful.

  3. Vickie says:

    Really cute quilt! Going on my to-do list. Thanks.

  4. This is a fabulous quilt! 🙂

  5. This is such a bright and cheerful quilt, it also reminds me of winter with all that white! Loving it! I too, live in Kansas City and just discovered Lake of the Ozarks (found out an uncle and aunt live there)… are you a part of the KCMQG?

  6. Dolly says:

    Great design………hope I get to try it out really soon ! Looks like a ‘stashbuster’ for sure Thank you for sharing !

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