Oda May Quilts Along


Are you still trying to decide on a layout for the ABC Birthday Quilt-Along? If you need some tips or are overwhelmed by the prospect of laying out a unique design, this post is for you.

Hello, folks! Oda May here. Today I’m sharing my layout for the ABC Birthday Quiltalong. I’m cheating a bit by using the original layout of the quilt and filling in the empty letter spots with filler blocks and background fabric.

Here’s a sketch of my design:


This quilt design sticks to the dimensions of the {original quilt} so I don’t have to recalculate the borders. Who doesn’t love that? The blocks have sashing already added and there is room for 30 letters and/or filler blocks (or just blank space!).  This quilt finishes at 59½”x68½”.

If you would like to use this layout as your jumping off point, download the Printer Friendly version below. It contains a blank sheet for sketching as well as important dimensions for the blocks and borders and will get you started on your design.


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The Moda Bake Shop is a division of Moda Fabrics that provides online recipes which you can use with the wide range of Moda Pre-cuts. All sizes and types of projects will be featured from various designers and shops. Tutorials for various Moda projects sheets will be illustrated with step by step pictures. Some techniques and products will also be featured throughout, so check back often for what is "baking" here at Moda Fabrics.
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11 comments on “Oda May Quilts Along

  1. Audrea Constancio says:

    When does this start?

  2. Donna says:

    Thanks for the little nudge to get started on this quilt. It’s a fun idea for a project.

  3. Linda says:

    I’ve been wanting to do this for a while!!!! ❤️

  4. Christina K.E. says:

    So Glad you re-introduced your QAL alphabet series! How do I join in if I’m not a blogger?

  5. V Higgins says:

    No fill in blocks?

  6. fran says:

    How do I join this group?

  7. Loretta says:

    Found this posting frustrating. There is no access to this booklet where I live. Do you really expect people to search through 26 Pinterest postings looking for patterns? Some of those blogs do not have an index which means you have to search through the blog until you find the correct entry. I assumed the patterns would have been posted on the Moda Bakeshop site at regular intervals. So disappointed.

  8. VHiggins says:

    Fill-in blocks?

  9. Bev Harrison says:

    I’m confused also.. hiw do i access the patterns for the letter blocks?

  10. Bev Harrison says:

    How, not hiw…

  11. cnoel2013 says:

    You have to purchase the Moda booklet. Here is a link from the Fat Quarter Shop- http://www.fatquartershop.com/moda-spell-it-with-fabric-booklet. Hope this helps!

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