Garden Plots Quilt

Hello, fellow bakers! I’m Alison from Little Bunny Quilts back today sharing a brand new quilt featuring Voyage by Kate Spain! Lately, I’ve really enjoyed making and using big blocks to make quilts and this quilt uses only sixteen 18″ blocks to make a very generous throw sized quilt! With no triangles to piece, this quilt would be easy to piece for a confident beginner with a mastery of the 1/4″ seam. Let’s put new blades in our rotary cutters and new needles in our machines and get to work!

This quilt finishes at 76″ square.

One Jelly Roll of Voyage by Kate Spain
4.5 yards teal trellis print for backing + piecing
1/3 yard blue trellis print for piecing
1 yard pink trellis print for piecing and binding
One Jelly Roll Bella White -or- 3 yards Bella White

Note: All of the background piecing can be cut from a jelly roll -or- yardage — it’s your choice!

From your background, cut 32 rectangles 18.5″ by 2.5″ and 224 2.5″ squares. Also cut 8 WOF strips 2.5″ long — these will be used as the outer border.

Cut a total of 16 rectangles 10.5″ by 6.5″ from your three focal fabrics. I cut 6 from the teal print and 5 each from the blue and pink prints. Set aside the remainder of the teal print to use for the binding. Set aside the remainder of the pink print for the border.

Pair together 16 strips – you will need two jelly roll strips for each block. If your jelly roll has a significant number of repeat fabrics, you can use the same fabric for both strips needed for each. Voyage precuts only have a few repeats so I chose to pair two fabrics with similar colorings but different prints, as shown below.

From each pair cut the following:

From strip A: cut two 14.5″ x 2.5″ rectangles and four 2.5″ squares.
From strip B: cut two 10.5″ x 2.5″ rectangles and six 2.5″ squares.

Lay out your block as shown below, combining with 14 2.5″ background squares. Start by sewing together your sets of 2.5 inch squares.

Next sew your strips of squares to the 2.5 inch strips of the same length.

Your shorter strip sets (with two colored 2.5 inch squares used) will measure 10.5 inches. Sew these two sets to the 10.5 inch sides of your focal rectangle. Your longer strip sets (with three colored 2.5 inch squares used) will measure 14.5 inches. Sew these two sets to the top and bottom of your block unit. Your block will now measure 18.5 inches long and 14.5 inches wide.

To each side of your block, sew a 18.5″ x 2.5″ background rectangle. Your block will now measure 18.5″ square. Repeat for a total of 16 blocks.

Lay out your 16 blocks as shown in the diagram below. Note that you want your blocks to alternate which direction the background rectangles are oriented — side to side then the next block should be up and down, and so forth. This means that the only matching required is matching the intersections of the blocks themselves — there’s no matching of the seams within the block to the seams of its neighbor! Hooray! Sew together your 2.5″ x WOF background fabric strips in pairs end to end to make 4 border strips ~80 inches long. Sew one border strip to each side and trim excess.

Layer with backing and batting and quilt as desired. Use remaining pink fabric for binding. I quilted my quilt with a flowered meander — one of my favorite motifs!

This quilt finishes at 76″ square!

As always, don’t hesitate to contact me with questions about this or any of my other Moda Bake Shop patterns! I love sewing with all of you bakers, and I enjoy hearing all about your own adventures with precuts!

Alison Vermilya
{Little Bunny Quilts}

Alison Vermilya

Alison Vermilya

Blogger and Pattern Designer at Little Bunny Quilts
Alison comes from a long line of crafty ladies and her crafty drug of choice is quilting. She is one-third of Honey, Bunny, and Doll Quilt designs and blogs at Little Bunny Quilts. Alison does, in fact, own a bunny named Clara who inspects all quilt projects before Alison shares them.
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9 comments on “Garden Plots Quilt

  1. Lori says:

    I absolutely love this pattern!

  2. Danette says:

    This quilt is just gorgeous and unique! I love how you can fussy cut a center piece of your favorite fabric and it is framed. I will be bookmarking this for future use. Thank you!

  3. Elsie Bulva says:

    Lovely. Bookmarking for a scrap quilt. Easily done. Great way to high light special or favourite fabrics
    Thank you

  4. Dottie says:

    This is just beautiful. Thinking of trying a little smaller block and using up some of my stash that goes well together. Your fabric choice is perfect, however. Thank you for sharing

  5. Beautiful, just beautiful quilt Alison! 🙂

  6. Claudia Wilson says:

    Allison, I just love your new pattern – it does remind me of the beautiful English gardens – and some herb gardens I’ve seen on tv shows!!! Congratulations on bringing your vision to a lovely pattern – and sharing it with us – I can’t wait to make it!! Putting these beautiful fabrics on my wish list.

  7. Michelle Isbell says:

    I would love to get this pattern! How??

  8. Jacqueline Marois says:

    You are my sunshine I’m for Eastman,Québec .And to day it is very good day …I’m happy to découvre your site I will by your french follower

  9. Judy Johnson says:

    Where is the pattern?

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