My Sisters Choice Quilt

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Hello! My name is Sharon and I am thrilled to share my first project for Moda Bake Shop.  Quilting, art journaling, gardening and grandchildren occupy most of my time.  I have been published in 2 books, Art Journal Kickstart and From Cards to Canvas. You can find me on Instagram at punkydoodle53 and on my blog Camp Gramma. The inspiration for this quilt came from one of m favorite traditional blocks, Sisters Choice.  When I saw a charm pack of Bandana by Me and My Sister, I knew I wanted to use it in this quilt.  It could be used as a spring table topper or wall hanging, or even a baby quilt.  Enjoy!


2  Bandana Charm packs by Me and My Sister
2 yards Bella Solid white (9900)
1 1/2  yards Bandana Tranquil Turquoise (22241)



For the scrappy 9 patch:

Scrappy 9patch

Sort out 18 charms.  Cut into (72) 2 1/2″ squares

Piece together to make (8) scrappy nine patch squares.  Squares should measure 6 1/2″

Unit A  

Background Moda Bella White   cut (24) rectangles 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

cut (16) squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

From charms cut (48) 2 1/2″ squares

Make (24) units:  Using a pencil and ruler, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each of the print 2 1/2″ squares

Layer a print square over one end of a 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle.  Stitch on the drawn line.  Press and trim the corner triangle . In same manner, sew, press, and trim to the other end of the rectangle, placing it in a mirror image as shown

Unit A

Using the Unit A’s make the following sets following the images.

Make (8) of these: Unit A2

Unit A2

Make (8) of these: Unit A3

Unit A4

Unit B

Background Moda Bella White  cut (24) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

From charms cut (8) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

Using a pencil and ruler, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each of the print 2 1/2″ squares

Layer a background square to print square and stitch on the drawn line.  Trim away leaving a 1/4″ seam to make a half square .  Press open.

Make (8) units like this.

Unit B

Unit C

Background Moda Bella White cut (8) 6 1/2″ squares

Charms  cut (8) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares.

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each of the print 2 1/2″ squares.  Layer a square on one corner of the 6 1/2″ square.  Stitch on the diagonal, trim to 1/4″ seam, and press open.  Make (8) units like this

IMG_0678 (1)

Assembling the block

Make (4) blocks


Sew unit B to unit C as shown:

B and C

Sew unit A2 to the unit you just made as shown:

a2 C B

Make (8) sections like this.

Next section is made as follows:

Sew unit A to a scrappy 9 patch as shown in diagram.

Sew unit A3 (this has a print square on one end) to the scrappy 9 patch unit as shown.


Now you will take all the sections you just made and sew the block together as shown:

block construction     block1

Make (4) blocks

Piecing the quilt center

Referring to the photo layout the four 16″ blocks to form a square.  Sew together.  The pieced quilt center should measure

32 1/2″ x 32 1/2″including seam allowances.

quilt top1

Inner Borders

From Moda Bella Solid White, cut (8) 2 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ rectangles

From charms cut (12) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares.

Layer a 2 1/2″ inch print square to one end of a 2 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ rectangle as shown in diagram.  Make 4


Layer a 2 1/2″ inch print square to one end of a 2 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ rectangle as shown in diagram.  Make 4.

inner border2

Sew together as shown:


Make 4 units.  They should measure 2 1/2″ x 32 1/2″. Sew two of these units to the sides of the quilt top.

To two of the units, add a 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ print square to each end. Sew these units to the top and bottom of the quilt.


Pieced quilt should now measure 36 1/2″ x 36 1/2″.

with inner border

Outer Border

These strips are cut from the length of the fabric.  

From the border print cut (2) strips 4 1/2″ x 36 1/2″ and (2) strips 4 1/2″ x 44 1/2″.

Sew the 4 1/2″ x 36 1/2″ strips to the top and bottom of the quilt.  Sew the 4 1/2″ x 44 1/2″ strips to the sides of the quilt as shown in the diagram.

quilt top

Completing the Quilt

Layer quilt top with batting and backing.  Quilt as desired.

For Binding cut (4) 2 1/2″ x LOF strips.  Sew into one length and use to bind the quilt.


One 44 x 44 quilt. As you can see, this block can be set in more than one way and more could be made to create a larger quilt.  Have fun playing with this block!

Sharon Denney Parcel
{Camp Gramma}

21 comments on “My Sisters Choice Quilt

  1. Karee says:

    Well done! Great use of Candy squares and your tutorial is terrific. Thank you so much!

  2. gayatri says:

    This looks amaxing,will definitely make one put a pic.

  3. Jeanne Boswell says:

    Love your pattern, would like to try it using the whole 5″piece instead of 21/2″ to make a larger quilt.

  4. Vivian says:

    Love your quilt pattern, I hear it asking for 1930’s fabric. Guess I better get sorting. Thanks for sharing :^)

  5. Linda Gentle says:

    Love the quilt and love the colors, just what ivebeenwaiting to see, but I will make mine bigger. Beautiful, great job!!

  6. Susan Best says:

    Love this quilt!! I have that same fabric and now I know what I can do with it! My only problem is I can’t figure out how to save this pattern on my iPad….

  7. Connie says:

    how could you make it bigger? I am not adept at altering patterns….I would love to make in 30’s prints, but a larger lap size…ty in advance

  8. LOVEEEEE IT !! I need 2 baby quilts and I have lots of 30-40’s fab just waiting for a lovely quilt pattern. Bless you for sharing….Libby

  9. Pam from CA says:

    I have always loved this block. I love the design you have created. A must on my list for a baby quilt needed!

  10. Congratulations to the site it is very nice to be more interactive and more originale.De it has a lot of content and links.

  11. Pamela Cullinan (Belfast) says:

    Lovely idea for all the odd F/quarters I have, EVERYONE will get one..thank you

  12. Amy Fahy says:

    I love this and would like to make it for my niece. I’ve downloaded and printed the instructions, but am a little confused where you use the Tranquil Turquoise? The instructions don’t say specifically when it is used. Is it the “print” fabric? If so, the fabric number provided doesn’t match what is shown in the finished picture. The 22241 is the white with large flowers, the 22242 looks like what you have for the border. I’m sorry for being so picky, but I want to order the fabrics and want it to look just like yours. Thank you.

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