Ma Maison Quilt

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Hi, I’m Cheryl Brickey of {Meadow Mist Designs}, back with another fun recipe for the Moda Bake Shop.  This quilt pattern builds upon a block I designed called Brick Borders for the Trifle Dish Quilt-A-Long.  Using a single jelly roll, you can make a nice sized lap quilt.  This is a simple, beginner friendly quilt pattern that contains almost no seams to match.

When piecing the quilt top, press seams using your preferred direction, open or to the side.  The width of fabric (WOF) is assumed to be at least 42” and a scant ¼” seam width (a thread width or two smaller than a ¼”) should be used throughout the construction of the quilt top.

This quilt finishes at 48″ x 56″.


1 Jelly Roll™ {Petite Prints Deux by French General}
¾ yard sashing fabric
3 ¼ yards backing fabric
½ yard binding fabric

yellow brick road fabrics



  1. Select 30 of the jelly roll strips having good contrast with the sashing fabric. Cut each strip into 6 rectangles (4 ½” x 2 ½”) and 4 squares (2 ½” x 2 ½”).  Note: You can leave the jelly roll strips folded for easier cutting.

strip cutting

  1. Sew 2 rectangles (4 ½” x 2 ½”) together as shown below forming a double unit (8 ½” x 2 ½”). Repeat to form a total of 60 double units.

piecing 1

  1. Sew 1 rectangle (4 ½” x 2 ½”) between 2 squares (2 ½” x 2 ½”) as shown below forming a triple unit (8 ½” x 2 ½”). Repeat to form a total of 60 triple units.

piecing 2

  1. Arrange and sew 2 double units (8 ½” x 2 ½”) and 2 triple units (8½” x 2 ½”) together as shown below (alternating between double and triple units) forming a block (8 ½” x 8 ½”). Repeat to form a total of 30 blocks.

piecing 3

  1. Sew together blocks to form 5 rows, each having 6 blocks. Make sure the orientation of each block is the same.  The rows should measure 48 ½” x 8 ½”.

piecing 4

  1. Cut the sashing fabric into 5 sashing strips 4 ½” x WOF and trim the selvages off of the sashing strips.  Cut 1 sashing strip (4 ½” x WOF) into 4 quarter pieces, 4 ½” x approximately 10”.
  1. Sew a quarter sashing piece 4 ½” x 10” onto each of remaining 4 full sashing pieces (4 ½” x WOF) to form sashing rows.  Trim the sashing rows to the width of the rows of blocks (approximately 48 ½”).
  1. Arrange the 5 rows of blocks alternating with the 4 sashing rows, starting and ending with the rows of blocks as shown below. Sew rows of blocks and sashing pieces together to form the quilt top (48 ½” x 64 ½”).

quilt top

  1. Layer the quilt top, batting, and backing. Baste and quilt as desired.  I quilted an undulating feather in each sashing and quilted the rows of blocks using a straight line diagonal cross-hatch.

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  1. Cut the binding fabric into 6 strips 2 ½” x WOF and trim off selvages. Sew the strips together end-to-end to make the binding.  Bind and enjoy your quilt!


This quilt finishes at 48″ x 56″.


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I hope that you use this pattern to make a fun and easy lap quilt.  You can visit my blog to see the quilt pattern rendered in many different Moda fabric collections, which give the quilt totally different looks.

Cheryl Brickey

8 comments on “Ma Maison Quilt

  1. blg2240 says:

    I am in love with this pattern! I have five Jelly Rolls of Moda that need to be put to use. While that is way more than your pattern needs the pattern is perfect. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

  2. Rosemaryflower says:

    This is a marvelous quilt! I also have way too many jellyrolls and some scraps would also make a fun quilt. Thanks for the pattern, and Happy Christmas, Cheryl and Moda Bake Shop!!

  3. Beth says:

    I agree, this is a great pattern! The sashing helps calm the business and really gives a lovely balance. I will definitely use this pattern. Thanks so much!!

  4. Another great pattern, Cheryl! I love the row style and the quilting really sets it apart.

  5. cruisefan says:

    Nice…and easy, indeed!
    Not only for jelly rolls, but also for all those “I can’t throw these wonderful scraps away”-fabrics.
    Since (according to hubby) I have scraps for the next 200 years, I can see me doing this.
    Thanks for sharing.

    P.S. Your quilting is marvellous and adds to the simple pattern!

  6. Pam says:

    Love the colors and design of your quilt!

  7. Katie T says:

    Hmm, those lovely scraps – wonder if they could be used for a scrappy binding…

  8. Daniela Kirk says:

    This would be so much fun to gradient the color way. As well as scrappy left over fabric.
    How fun Cheryl, thank you for sharing.

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