Step Up Quilt

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Hello from Jo and Kelli from  Jo’s Country Junction.  When we saw the Here Boy fabric line from Moda, we knew we had to do something with it.  If you read our blog, you know both of us are dog lovers.  When things aren’t too crazy, we try to volunteer with our local Humane Society.   We often find ourselves feeling bad that we can’t do more.  Then we remember, when working towards any type of goal we can only get there one step at a time- thus the steps in our quilt design and name, Step Up.  If we all take one step up to help in causes important to each of us we can make good things happen.  Our Step Up quilt will be donated to the Humane Society’s next fundraising event.  Hopefully the money raised from it’s sale will benefit many dogs.  One more thing, stop over to the blog once you’re done checking out the tutorial.  We have a fun give away going on.

 

Finished Block Size:  8”
Finished Quilt Size:  84” x 100”
Layout:  10 x 12, 120 total blocks

Fabric Requirements:

Red 5 fat quarters
Blue 4 fat quarters
Green 4 fat quarters
2 ½ yards stripe
½ yard Yellow Solid
5 yards background Essential Dot
6 Yards backing


Cutting Instructions:

NOTE:  *WOF means width of fabric**

From  EACH Red Fat Quarter:
Cut 3- 2 ½” x 21″ strips
Subcut into 12- 2 ½” x 6 ½” rectangles and 14- 2 ½” x 8 ½” rectangles

From  EACH Blue Fat Quarter:
Cut 3- 2 ½” x 21″ strips
Subcut into 13- 2 ½” x 6 ½” rectangles and 15- 2 ½” x 8 ½” rectangles

From EACH Green:
Cut 3- 2 ½” x 21″ strips
Subcut into 12- 2 ½” x 6 ½” rectangles and 14- 2 ½” x 8 ½” rectangles

From Yellow Solid:
Cut 7- 2 ½” x WOF strips
Subcut into 13- 2 ½” x 6 ½” rectangles and 16- 2 ½” x 8 ½” rectangles

From Stripe:
Cut 31- 2 ½” x WOF strips
Subcut 15 strips into 4- 2 ½” x 8 ½” rectangles and 1- 2 ½” x 6 ½” rectangle
Subcut 6 strips into 34- 2 ½” x 6 ½” rectangles
The remaining 10 strips will be used as the binding

From Background:
Cut 4- 8 ½” x WOF strips
Subcut 1 strip into 1- 8 ½” square and 4- 6 ½” x 8 ½” rectangles
Subcut the remaining 3 strips into 16- 6 ½” x 8 ½” rectangles
Cut 17- 6 ½” x WOF strips
Subcut into 99- 6 ½” squares
Cut 10- 2 ½” x WOF strips for the border

 

Sewing Instructions: 

  1. Join a short (2 ½” x 6 ½”) striped rectangle to one side of a 6 ½” square. Press to the striped fabric. Make 49.HereBoy-BS-stripe
  2. To the right side of 12 of the blocks, add a long (2 ½” x 8 ½”) red rectangle with the striped portion positioned at the bottom. Press to the red rectangle.HereBoy-BS-red
  3. To the right side of 13 of the blocks, add a long (2 ½” x 8 ½”) yellow rectangle with the striped portion positioned at the bottom. Press to the yellow rectangle.HereBoy-BS-yellow
  4. To the right side of 12 of the blocks, add a long (2 ½” x 8 ½”) blue rectangle with the striped portion positioned at the bottom. Press to the blue rectangle.HereBoy-BS-blue
  5. To the right side of 12 of the blocks, add a long (2 ½” x 8 ½”) green rectangle with the striped portion positioned at the bottom. Press to the green rectangle.HereBoy-BS-green
  6. Using the remaining 50- 6 ½” squares, add a short (2 ½” x 6 ½”) red rectangle to 12 squares, add a short (2 ½” x 6 ½”) yellow rectangle to 13 squares, add a short (2 ½” x 6 ½”) blue rectangle to 13 squares, and add a short (2 ½” x 6 ½”) green rectangles to 12 squares. Press to the colored rectangles.HereBoy-BS-side1
  7. Add a long (2 ½” x 8 ½”) striped rectangle to the right side of the block when you are looking at the block with the colored segment at the bottom. Press to the striped fabric.HereBoy-BS-side2
  8. Arrange quilt in rows, taking care to ensure that all blocks are positioned properly and not turned so they create a stair step effect. Join rows together to complete the center of the quilt.HereBoy-BS-all
  9. Join the 10- 2 ½” x WOF background strips. Measure your quilt vertically through the middle.  Cut two pieces to this measurement and attach to the sides of the quilt.  Press to the border.  Measure your quilt horizontally through the middle.  Cut two pieces to this measurement and attach to the top and bottom of the quilt.  Press to the border.
  10. Quilt as desired.
  11. Join the 10- 2 ½” x WOF strips.  Bind.

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Finished Quilt Size:  84” x 100”

Don’t forget to come on over our blog, Jo’s Country Junction, and learn all about the giveaway!

Jo Kramer
{Jo’s Country Junction}

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9 comments on “Step Up Quilt

  1. CruiseFan says:

    Nice and very easy, indeed!
    Thanks for the tutorial. My little daughter will love to get the instructions and get working….

  2. kathyinmn says:

    It ends up looking like twisted ribbon. That’s so cool!

  3. Way cool — the fabric gives it a really different look – terrific!!

  4. Sue says:

    This is a great easy quilt pattern. I sew quilt tops for Lutheran World Relief and am always looking for simple patterns to keep things interesting

  5. Regina says:

    Another win Jo & Keli! I love this.

  6. Lesley Gilbert says:

    Very clear and easy to understand instructions – thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. manicmumdays says:

    Gorgeous quilt Jo! Definitely going to try this one, thanks! 😀

  8. Jo,
    From someone who is quite involved in working to make a dog’s world better, I want to thank you for helping… every volunteer at every rescue organization makes such a difference, and makes it all possible! I love your quilt and look forward to making one, which my own pup, Dancer, will surely enjoy while we cuddle together! Thanks, Gayle

    And in the spirit of such precious moments:
    “Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever!”
    ~Karen Davison

  9. Has Moda changed the way to leave comments, or am I getting too old to figure this out on a cell phone? Regardless, I really like your quilt and wanted to add that I thought you did a great job on tutorial! Got a new quilt pattern and learned a trick or two!
    Thanks!
    Gayle

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