Moda Bake Shop: Peaks and Valleys

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.

To cut out this quilt you will need a Tri Recs Ruler. I have this one…You can find one HERE on Amazon.

Fat Quarter Bundle- Ours was the fabric line Salt Air
5 yards Moda Marble
3/4 yard stripe for binding
6.5 yards for backing

Before cutting I want to show you what the block looks like that we will be making.

We will be constructing “triangle in a square units” and coupling them with squares to create the block.  Each block consists of:
4~ cream squares
4~colored squares

4~triangle in a square blocks with a colored center

 

4~triangle in a square blocks with a cream center

56 of these blocks are joined together to create the zig zag Peaks and Valleys design.

Working with this specialty ruler can be a bit tricky but very do-able.
Please note
:  There is a left and a right side to the small right angled triangles that are sewn to the center triangle.

To cut these right and left hand side pieces it is important to keep the fabrics laying right sides together as you cut the triangles.  This will insure that you will get a right and a left side piece each time you cut.  If you are hesitant to use the ruler, there are good videos out that show you how. Here’s one.

Let’s start cutting:
From the cream background fabric:
Cut 48~ 3.5″ strips.
Subcut:  232~ 3 1/2″ squares
232 center triangles
232 right handed triangles
232 left handed triangles

Open the fat quarter pack and press the fat quarters.
Cut four 3 1/2″ strips that are 18″ long from 29 of the fat quarters.

From each set of strips:
Cut 8~ 3 1/2″ squares.
Cut 8~ center triangles
Cut 8~ right handed triangles
Cut 8~left handed triangles

Now that everything is cut, let’s start sewing.  I sorted my left and right handed colored triangles into piles.

All seams are sewn at 1/4″.

Take the cream triangles and add the left hand side piece like this.

Press the seam to the printed fabric to create this.

Add the right hand triangle next.

Press to the printed piece to create this….

Repeat to create 232 units.  Repeat the process making units with a printed center and cream outer triangles creating 232 units.

Next add a square to each triangle unit as shown.  Note that the center of the triangle is the color of square that is added.  Make 232 units of each type.  Press all seams to the point of the triangle.

Sew the units together in a line as shown.  Press all seams to the point of the triangle.

Make 232 units.

The units now need to be sewn together to make blocks.  To do that, arrange four of the strips together as shown.

Match the seams and sew.  Press.  Repeat to make 56 blocks.  You will have some units left over.  Save these to piece the backing.

Sew 8 blocks together in rows.  Make 7 rows.  Sew the strips together to create the quilt top.

To piece the backing sew the remaining units together into one long strip.  Cut the backing in half.  Sew a strip of backing to each side of the pieced unit.  Press.

Sandwich top, batting and back.

Quilt as desired.  This is what I did…

 

Cut 9- 2 1/2″ binding strips.  Bind.


This was such a fun quilt to make..rewriting this post has made me tempted to make another….

 

12 thoughts on “Moda Bake Shop: Peaks and Valleys

  1. Jeanne in Ohio

    I love this! Thanks for sharing. The way you did it makes it much more doable !

  2. Jo Post author

    Anne. Hmm. It varies. I don’t remember how many were in this bundle. I’m guessing around 36. Each fabric line varies.

  3. Rosalie

    It looks like an interesting pattern. Maybe I missed it but what size are the blocks and what size is the finished quilt?

  4. Patricia Boelens

    Jo, I used to get Bloglovin’ on a daily basis with your blog in it. Lately, I don’t get it daily. I tried to go directly to your blog, but now I can’t find it anymore since Kalissa “redid” your website, it doesn’t show the blog. I don’t have Facebook. Is that the reason? I miss you! Can Kalissa help you help me? Thanks so much!

  5. Joy

    Hi Jo, I love following you and your adventures!
    I am looking for the Peaks and Valleys pattern, but so far unable to find it at the Moda site. Any help would be appreciated. Have a great day!

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