Moda Bake Shop: Sophie’s Bouquet

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 quilts 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.

Our old farm dog, Pepper, is showing off the quilt that features fabric from the line Sophie by Chez Moi. Sadly as I’m writing this, Pepper is gone and has been for several years.

I was so in love with this fabric. I am especially in love with the turquoise blue floral fabric that is used as the setting squares. The floral design is amazing. The quilt uses one jelly roll along with extra yardage.

Here’s what you need:
1 Jelly Roll-Sophie for Blocks and Scrappy Binding
4 1/4 yards Nosegay Blue Fiesta (32501-11) for Setting Squares, Setting Triangle and Corner Triangles
2 yards Sophie Leafy Swirl Pink Sorbet 32504 13- for constant pink in the blocks and the inner border
1 3/4 yards Sophie Petal Pink Sorbet 32506 22-for background fabric in the blocks
6 yards Sophie Paisley Floral Cream 32502 14 for backing

You will also need a half square triangle ruler such as an Easy Angle.

I use this one…You can find it HERE on Amazon.


Others use the Essential Angle Ruler.  You can find it HERE on Amazon.

Note:
If you would want to fussy cut the setting squares, you will need extra yardage.

From the setting fabric:
Cut 12~ 6 1/2″ strips. Sub cut into 72~ 6 1/2″ squares.

Cut 3~ 9 3/4″ strips. Sub cut into 9~ 9 3/4″ squares. Cut these squares twice on the diagonal to get your setting triangles. You will use 34.

Cut 2~ 5 1/8″ squares. Cut once on the diagonal to create 4 corner triangles.

From the pink constant fabric in the blocks:
Cut 17~ 2 1/2″ strips. Sub cut into 270 2 1/2″ squares.

For the background fabric in the blocks:
When I made my version, I used the lights from the jelly roll pieces for some of the back ground in the blocks. I cut the remainder from the light yardage. You can do it the way I did or you can make all of the background from the same fabric. You will need a total of 23~ 2 1/2″ strips for the background.

I pulled out the strip of fabric that matches the setting fabric and set it aside.

Take one of the jelly roll strips. Layer it right sides together with one of the light 2 1/2″ strips as shown. Place it on the cutting mat. Take the half square triangle ruler and position it over the top. Cut a straight edge on the side as shown.

Following the manufacturer’s instructions that came with the ruler, cut triangles as shown. Flip the ruler as you make each cut. Each block needs six sets of triangles. Continue cutting across the strip making triangles. You will get four sets of six triangles per strip.

Chain piece the triangles, keeping the like triangles together.

Cut the triangles apart. Clip the dog ears and press towards the dark fabric. Continue keeping like squares together.

Layout the half square triangles along with three pink squares as shown.

Sew the blocks into rows.

Sew the rows into blocks. Continue until you have 90 blocks. Press blocks.

Now is the fun part…the layout. This quilt is set on the diagonal. It’s easy to get blocks twisted or turned. I kept watching and checking to make sure those pink squares were lined up in rows.  See?

Continue laying the blocks out in a 9 x 10 setting. Sew the blocks into rows then sew the rows into a quilt top. Notice the pink squares are all in a line.

Take the backing fabric and cut it in half. From the remaining jelly roll strips cut 6~ 21″ pieces. Piece them together connecting them on the diagonal as you would binding strips. Sew the strip between the two backing pieces. This isn’t completely necessary. I just like to do it so that I don’t have to try to match the prints in the backing fabric.

Layer the backing, batting and quilt top together. Quilt as desired.

Cut eight 2 1/2″ strips of the blue floral fabric. Use them to bind the quilt.

Sophie
Finished Size:  74″ x 83″ quilt.

I’m such a floral girl…I feel bad that the pretty florals in this quilt don’t shine in the pictures.  I’d love to have taken new pictures but this quilt was gifted to my great niece on her graduation.

 

4 thoughts on “Moda Bake Shop: Sophie’s Bouquet

  1. Carolyn

    I’m so glad you are revisiting the old Moda Bake Shop patterns. I had several bookmarked that are no longer available, and it is a little annoying. The Moda Bake Shop posts were where I first saw your blog.

  2. Rita E.

    Thank you for posting this and archiving your patterns on your blog. I love all of them. Just for your information, the old Moda Bake Shop patterns are still found online at https://modafabrics.wordpress.com/. You can also Google The Moda CuttingTable. I found many of yours there and they still have tons of others. The links are a little wonky but I have been downloading all the ones I want just in case it actually does ever disappear. i love your blog. Thanks so much for sharing.

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