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Moda Bake Shop: Oh Good Night!

As many of you know, Kelli and I did a lot of quilts for Moda Bake Shop several years ago.  Some of the things you likely don’t know is that Moda Bake Shop isn’t run quite the way it used to run.  The site has been reworked and can now be found through www.modafabrics.com.  Well through all of this, Kelli and I have been overwhelmed by questions from interested parties wanting the patterns for specific quilts as some of the patterns have been “lost in the archives”.  Well, to be honest, we are wanting to avoid all those emails and requests so we are going to be featuring one of our old Moda Bake Shop quilt or projects each week until all of them are posted here on our blog so we can readily find them and have access to them whenever we want.  These quilts will be archived here on the blog in the free patterns section on the right column.

I’m so excited to be showing you this quilt.  It was my first step out to design quilts.  I was so nervous.  Kelli was there holding my hand just like she still is!!

The quilt got its name as a play on the “O” of the quilt.  Kramer’s mom used to always say “oh good night” as her way of saying “no way” or “I can’t believe it”.  So this quilt was named for her.   

This quilt is simple to make as it is made with only two shapes, squares and triangles. The challenge to this quilt is organizing the layout…but don’t worry, it’s very do-able.

If you look carefully, you will see that you need to make 42 blocks. The remaining blocks are created with sashing.

I loved this fabric line!!  It is designed by Basic Grey and even many years later I’m still in love with Basic Grey.

1 Fat Quarter Pack, Origins by Basic Grey
1.75 yards of background fabric
5 yards backing fabric

Full size quilt batting
No binding fabric is needed as the binding is cut from your fat quarter pack

We used an Easy Angle Ruler to make this.  You can get your ruler HERE from Amazon.  You can also use the Essential Angle tool.

From your background fabric, cut:

17 – 3.5 inch strips.
Sub cut into: 165 – 3.5″ squares and 48-easy angle triangles.

I am a HUGE fan of my easy angle ruler. It saves fabric and it just makes sewing triangles together easier. If you haven’t used this ruler before, don’t panic….

For easy instructions to use your easy angle ruler, follow this link to my blog, Jo’s Country Junction.

From your fat quarter pack you will need to cut 72 sets of 4 – 3.5″ x 3.5″ squares and one 3.5″ strip. Sub cut the strip into 4 easy angle triangles. Being my background was the solid brown, I chose not to use a few of the prints.

This quilt has a scrappy binding. To achieve this you will need to cut a 2.5″ strip from 16 of your fat quarters.

Start sewing:


Make 42 “blocks” as shown. Yes, my instructions are correct. We will add the corners later. The remaining pieces will be sashing.

Pick four of the blocks to be your corner blocks. Add background triangles to three of the corners.

Pick 18 blocks to be along the edge. Add two background corners to those blocks.

Now lay the blocks out as shown, putting the edge blocks along the edge and corner blocks at the corners. You should have a 6 x 7 design layout.

Take the remaining cut pieces and start filling in the spaces as shown. You really need a design wall or floor space for this. Take your time doing this. It’s not hard at all…it’s just easy to get the pieces in the wrong spot.


Turn the triangles on each corner over, pinning the triangle in place. Sew. Then iron the block.

Now go back and pin the three sashing squares that are between the blocks together and sew.


Then sew the row of blocks to the sashing pieces creating a row.

Pin together and sew the squares that create the sashing between the rows.

Sew the sashing rows and the rows of blocks together to create the quilt top.

Seam the backing together. Quilt as desired.

Your finished quilt should be 69″ x 81″.

I just loved making this quilt and watching it come together.  I’m so tempted to make another of this quilt only instead making it based on 2 1/2″.  Hmm.  I guess I’ll have to add that to my list.

Moda Bake Shop: Doggie Do Bag

As many of you know, Kelli and I did a lot of quilts for Moda Bake Shop several years ago.  Some of the things you likely don’t know is that Moda Bake Shop isn’t ran quite the way it used to run.  The site has been reworked and can now be found through www.modafabrics.com.  Well through all of this, Kelli and I have been overwhelmed by questions from interested parties wanting the patterns for specific quilts as some of the patterns have been “lost in the archives”.  Well, to be honest, we are wanting to avoid all those emails and requests so we are going to be featuring one of our old Moda Bake Shop quilt or projects each week until all of them are posted here on our blog so we can readily find them and have access to them whenever we want.  These quilts will be archived here on the blog in the free patterns section on the right column.

I wrote this back when my beagle was Gracie.  I called this a Doggie Do bag.  You may wonder what a doggie do bag is…Well, Gracie needed to go to dog obedience class and the instructor required all owners to have plastic bags (to pick up any messes) and treats with us at all times. So I made this little bag to carry my keys, wallet, and all the necessities Gracie needed.
Don’t have a dog? Don’t worry. This cute little bag can be used for anything: makeup, a crayon case…whatever you like.


What you need:
1 honey bun of Charlevoix
2 fat quarters
zipper
fusible fleece
Deco Bond
black thread

Mini ricrac
Black scrap of felt

 

To make the bag:
From the fat quarter, cut two 7.5″ x 8″ pieces for the lining.

Cut 2 pieces of fusible fleece 7.5″ x 8″.

Fuse the fleece to the lining pieces.

 


Select 9-10 fabric strips from your honey bun. Layer two of the pieces right side together diagonally on the fusible fleece. Sew them diagonally onto the fleece, using a quilt as you go method.


Continue adding pieces until the whole piece is covered.


Do this for both pieces.

Trim both pieces to 6.5″ x 7.5″. Set aside.


For the front pocket, take the other fat quarter and cut a 7.5″ x 8.5″ piece. Cut a piece of Deco Bond 7.5″ x 4.25″. Iron the fabric in half. Open up. Place the deco bond on the fabric. Fold over.


Position a piece of mini ricrac 1/2″ from the fold. Using matching thread, sew in place.

Using the dog pattern included in the Printer Friendly Version, cut a dog from a scrap of black felt. Cut a 1/4″ x 6″ strip of fabric from one of the fat quarters. Tie in a knot around the dog’s neck. Position the dog 1.25″ from the side and .75″ from the top of the right-hand side of the pocket piece.

 

Sew in place using black thread.

Cut 4- 1.5″ x 2″ pieces of fabric from one of the fat quarters. Take two of the pieces and put them right sides facing. Slide the zipper pull down. Sandwich the zipper in the middle of the two pieces. Sew over the top using a 1/2″ seam. Press the fabric open. Trim to 3/4″.


Cut the zipper so it is 7.5″ long including the fabric piece.
 Take two of the fabric pieces and put them wrong sides facing.

Sandwich the opposite end of the zipper in the middle of two of the pieces. Sew over the top using a 1/2″ seam. Press the fabric open.

Trim to 3/4″.

Trim the sides so they are the same width as the zipper.

For the handle, cut 2- 12″ x 1.5″ pieces of fabric from the fat quarter. Cut one piece of Deco Bond 12″ x 1.5″.


Put the pieces right sides together and lay on top of the Deco Bond piece. Sew 1/4″ from each of the sides to make a tube. Turn right side out.


Pr
ess. Topstitch along both edges.  Fold in half.


Lay the zipper along the 7.5″ side of the bag piece with the right side together.
 Stitch in place.


Layer the other bag piece along the other zipper side with right side together and stitch in place.
 Press the seam away from the zipper. Top stitch along the zipper on both sides.

Lay the pocket along the edge of the bag piece. Pin in place. Baste in place.

Pin the handle in place just above the pocket matching the seams. Tack in place.


Open the zipper 3/4 of the way
. Fold in half with right sides together. Sew around the edge, pivoting at the corners. Trim near the zipper and at the corners.

Fold the corners in as shown. Pin. Measure in 3/4″. Draw a line. Sew along the line.


Cut away excess. Do this for both corners.

Turn right side out. Poke the corners out and your clutch is finished.


Your bag will be about 5.5″ x 7″…not including the handle. You can easily leave off or shorten the handle, depending on the intended purpose of your bag. I made my handle long so it could hook over my wrist when I was walking Gracie.

You will have plenty of honey bun strips leftover to make a few more bags.

 

Moda Bake Shop: Battle March

As many of you know, Kelli and I did a lot of quilts for Moda Bake Shop several years ago.  Some of the things you likely don’t know is that Moda Bake Shop isn’t ran quite the way it used to run.  The site has been reworked and can now be found through www.modafabrics.com.  Well through all of this, Kelli and I have been overwhelmed by questions from interested parties wanting the patterns for specific quilts as some of the patterns have been “lost in the archives”.  Well, to be honest, we are wanting to avoid all those emails and requests so we are going to be featuring one of our old Moda Bake Shop quilt or projects each week until all of them are posted here on our blog so we can readily find them and have access to them whenever we want.  These quilts will be archived here on the blog in the free patterns section on the right column.

Hello!  My name is Kelli.  I make guest appearances every now and then on my mom’s blog at Jo’s Country Junction.  We enjoy getting together on the weekends to work on quilting projects, make yummy food, and let the dogs run around to keep us entertained.  Another of our favorite things to do is to look through old quilt magazines to find quilt blocks and layouts that are new to us.  While looking through a magazine, I stumbled upon the English Wedding Ring block.  After a little bit of color play, I came up with this quilt entitled Battle March.

One fat quarter bundle (1862 Battle Hymn by Barbara Brackman)
Sashing/Binding/Side Setting Triangles/Block Parts–4.75 yards Bella Solids U Brown 9900 71 Moda #1
Corner stones/Block Parts –2.5 yards Bella Solids Parchment 9900 39 Moda #1
Batting
Backing–7 yards New Bern Red 8224 15 Moda #1

I also used an easy angle to cut the triangles in this quilt.

CUTTING THE FABRIC:

1. From each fat quarter, cut 6- 2”x 21” strips. These strips will be placed in two piles. Place two single strips, as individuals, to the first pile. Make two sets of 2 strips each and place in the second pile.

2.  From the brown yardage:
-Cut 34 2” strips to be used in the sashing.

-Subcut into 5  2” x 8” rectangles to be used as sashing from each strip.  You

will need to cut a total of 168 sashing strips.

-For side setting triangles, cut two 14” strips.
-Subcut into 6  14” squares.  Cut twice on the diagonal to yield 22 side setting triangles

-For corner triangles, use the remaining 14” strip to cut two 7.25” squares.  Cut once on the diagonal for a total of 4 corner triangles.

-For the border, cut nine 3” x WOF strips.

-For the binding, cut ten 2.5” strips x WOF.

3.  To cut the center of the blocks and the cornerstones to be used in the sashing of the quilt, you will need to cut a total of 45 2” strips from your neutral fabric.

-Sub-cut 9 strips into 2” squares, for a total of 169 squares.  Seventy-two of these squares will be used as the center in each block.  The remaining 97 squares will be used as cornerstones in the sashing.

-Cut the remaining 36 strips in half to yield a total of 72  2” x 20” strips.

MAKING THE BLOCKS:
1.  To make 1 block, you will need 1 block strip set (2 matching strips from Pile 2 and one complimentary strip from pile 1), 1 neutral 2” x 20” strip, and one 2” cornerstone.

2.  From the complimentary strip, cut four 2” x 3.5” rectangles and set aside.

3.  Placing right sides together, layer the rest of the complimentary strip with one of the strips from the matching set.  Using your Easy Angle ruler, cut a total of four 2” finished triangle sets.


4.  Layer the second matching strip with the neutral strip, right sides together.  Using your Easy Angle Ruler cut a total of 12 right triangles.

5.  Sew all triangles together along the diagonal.

6.  Press all triangles to the matching strip set color.

7.  Arrange block as shown.

 8.  Assemble the block as shown.



9.  Repeat to create 72 blocks.

ASSEMBLING THE QUILT TOP:
1.  Arrange the blocks, on point, in a 6 x 7 layout.

2.  Sew sashing and cornerstones between blocks. Make sure to end each sashing strip with a cornerstone to create the outside half square triangles.

3.  To trim the quilt, line up your ruler one quarter of an inch from the outside cornerstone diagonal.  As this is a large quilt, I simply trimmed mine from cornerstone to cornerstone until I had trimmed the entire quilt.

4.  Putting right sides together, sew all 3” border strips together.  After pressing your quilt top, lay out and measure the quilt the long way through the middle of the quilt.  Cut two border strips to this measurement.  Sew onto the long sides for the quilt and iron towards the border.  Repeat to add the border on the shorter side.

FINISHING:
1.  Quilt as desired.

2.  Bind using the ten 2.5” strips.

One approximately 77″ by 89″ quilt.


I love this quilt….Kelli made it and I’ve always thought I want to go back and make one.  Like all of you, there are so many “want to make” quilts on my list.

Moda Bake Shop: Ring Around the Rosies

As many of you know, Kelli and I did a lot of quilts for Moda Bake Shop several years ago.  Some of the things you likely don’t know is that Moda Bake Shop isn’t run quite the way it used to run.  The site has been reworked and can now be found through www.modafabrics.com.  Well through all of this, Kelli and I have been overwhelmed by questions from interested parties wanting the patterns for specific quilts as some of the patterns have been “lost in the archives”.  Well, to be honest, we are wanting to avoid all those emails and requests so we are going to be featuring one of our old Moda Bake Shop quilt or projects each week until all of them are posted here on our blog so we can readily find them and have access to them whenever we want.  These quilts will be archived here on the blog in the free patterns section on the right column.

Hello from Jo and Kelli at Jo’s Country Junction. We’re here with you today to show you our latest creation made with Moda’s Rambling Rose fabric line. The second we saw the beautiful line with pretty floral prints we knew we wanted to make something with it. Our Ring Around the Rosies was so fun to make. We made a bonus quilt with the leftovers. Make sure to read through the entire pattern to find the bonus baby quilt we made.

Finished Block Size: 8”

Finished Quilt Size: 77 ½” x 89”

2 Jelly Rolls of Rambling Rose
2 1/2 yards neutral background
3/4 yard for inner border
2 yards brown print for outer border
6 yards backing
Cutting Instructions:

note: WOF means Width of Fabric

From 72 Jelly Roll strips:
Cut 5- 2 ½” x 6 ½” rectangles
Cut 1-2 ½” x 2 ½” squares

From Neutral Background:
Cut 18- 2 ½” x WOF strips
Subcut into 288- 2 ½” squares

Cut 2- 12 ¾” x WOF strips
Subcut into 6- 12 ¾” squares and cut each square twice diagonally

Cut 1- 6 5/8” x WOF strips
Subcut into 2- 6 5/8” squares and cut each square once diagonally

Form Brown Print:
Cut 9- 4 ½” x WOF stripsCut 9- 2 ½” x WOF strips

Sewing Instructions:

  1. To make one block, you will need a set of 5 matching 2 ½” x 6 ½” rectangles and a matching 2 ½” square. You will also need 4- 2 ½” neutral squares. To begin, draw a line on the back of each of the neutral squares, connecting opposite corners. With right sides together, place a square on one end of a colored rectangle. Sew on the drawn line, trim the seam allowance to approximately ¼”, and press to the neutral background.

  1. Using the remaining 2 ½” x 6 ½” rectangle and 2 ½” square, assemble the block. Make 72 blocks by sewing a 2 1/2″ square onto one of the matching three units.

Sew one of the matching three units, the single unit, and the fabric strip together as shown.

Sew the remaining unit to the side as shown.

  1. Layout the quilt, taking care to disperse the colors throughout the quilt. Assemble first into diagonal rows. Add the appropriate setting triangle to each end of the rows. Add the corner triangles as shown.  Sew the rows together to complete the center of the quilt.

Your finished quilt should be 77 ½” x 89”.