Bella Solids Crumb Cake


To commemorate the release of new Bella Solids, I’ve whipped up an all-solids version of Blackbird Designs’ wonderful Blueberry Crumb Cake pattern. The original pattern is a free Moda Fabrics download available {here}. This quilt finishes at 68″ square. It’s an ambitious quilt because it entails lots of cutting and the blocks are pieced slightly out of the norm.




1 fat quarter bundle of new Bella Solids (SKU 9900N5AB) OR 33 fat eighths (9″x 22″)
3½ yards background fabric
1⅝ yard each sashing and binding fabric
4½ yards backing fabric

NOTE: The instructions are written for fat eighths.


Main Block & 4 Patches
from EACH of 25 Dark prints/Bella Solids, cut:

  • (1) 3½” x 22″ strip
  • (1) 2½”  22″ strip
  • (1) 2″ x 22″ strip
    • subcut (2) 2″x 5″ rectangles

from EACH of 6 light prints/Bella Solids, cut (3) 2½” x 22″ strips

from Background fabric, cut:

  • (18) 3½” x WOF strips, subcut:
    • (25) 3½” x 22″ strips
    • (100) 3½” x 2″ rectangles
  • (7) 5″ x WOF strips, subcut:
    • (50) 5″ x 2½” rectangles
    • (25) 5″ x 3½” rectangles
    • (25) 5″ x 2″ rectangles
  • (6) 2½”x WOF strips, subcut (12) 2½” x 22″ strips
  • (2) 2″ x WOF  strips, subcut (25) 2″ squares

From Sashing & Binding fabric, cut

  • (10) 2½” x WOF strips. Set aside 7 strips for Binding. Subcut (5) 2½” x 22″ strips from remaining strips for blocks.
  • (5) 2″x WOF  strips. Sew end-to-end and cut:
    • (2) 2″ x 52½” strips
    • (2) 2″ x 49½” strips
  • (10) 1½” x WOF strips. Subcut (20) 1½” x 9½” strips. Sew 5 remaining strips end-to-end and then subcut (4) 1½” x 49½” strips


Main Block: One Bella Solid/Dark print is used within a block. Follow the steps below to make a block. Always press away from the background fabric. Repeat to make a total of (25) 9½” square Main Blocks.



Four Patches: Combine (1) 2½” x 22″ Bella Solid or Sashing and (1) 2½” x 22″ Background strip. Make 30 strip sets. Cut each set into (8) 2½” wide segments. Join 2 segments to make one Four Patch. Make a total of 120 Four Patches.


Quilt Assembly: Combine 5 Main Blocks and (4) 1½” x 9½” Sashing strips as shown to make a row. Always press toward the Sashing. Make 5 rows. Join the rows and (4) 1½” x 49½” Sashing strips as shown to make the quilt center. Add (2) 2″ x 49½” Sashing strips to the sides of the quilt then (2) 2″ x 52½” Sashing strips to the top and bottom. Sew (13) Four Patches into a column. Make 4. Add to the quilt sides as shown. Sew (17) Four Patches into a row. Make 4. Add to the top and bottom sides as shown. Be sure the Four Patches are facing the right direction!


Sew the (7) 2½” x WOF Binding strips together. Layer, quilt, and bind. ENJOY!


Quilt is 68″ x 68″.

Happy Sewing to You,


Oda May

Oda May

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7 comments on “Bella Solids Crumb Cake

  1. Sigi G says:

    Love this!! Thank You!

  2. blg2240 says:

    Wow! The colors hit you and it is like being inside of a rainbow, if that were possible. Some of my quilting buddies asked why I bought all those Moda solids. Well they are the most wonderful blenders, but this quilt will really show them off for what they are – amazing. Thank you and when the snow is coming down and the wind is blowing this will be the perfect quilt to cut and piece.

  3. Rosemaryflower says:

    very cute. I have a lot of fabric to use. I will make a real crumb cake from it
    Thank you for this pattern

  4. I love it! Now, will the Moda fairy put all those colors in my mailbox? 🙂

  5. CruiseFan says:

    This is so beautiful!
    I do not have all those Moda Solids, but enough other fabrics to make it a real success!
    Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  6. Karen Miller Karen Miller says:

    Perfect – what a lovely way to remake this pattern. Thanks Oda May.

  7. foto di scarpe hogan

    You really make it seem really easy along with your presentation however I in finding this matter to be really one thing which I think I’d never understand. It kind of feels too complicated and extremely large for me. I am having a look forward to you…

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