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.

6 thoughts on “Moda Bake Shop: Battle March

  1. Diane Bucknill

    The step one directions are a little confusing. The picture shows fabric 1 & 2, but the instructions do not match.

  2. Carmen Montmarquet

    I really love this quilt too!!! Especially love the details on the making of the block!, well done!!
    Thank You Kelli for sharing this fabulous quilt!
    Carmen

  3. Lisa

    Thank you ladies! Beautiful quilt! I wish we could enlarge the pictures on your blog. I would love to see the fabrics used withing the quilt for all the different blocks. It would also help to see the picture of the cut with the ruler. I know it’s 2″ finished and I have the ruler but I have to go hunt down how to use that ruler every time I use it. LOL! I have to google that information. If I could click on your picture there to enlarge it, I would have it right there where I need to line up to on the ruler. Please think about making your pictures where we can click on them to enlarge them. I have wanted to do this with so many of your pictures over the years too. We miss so much by not being able to do that.

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