Moda Bake Shop: Garden Girl

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  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 wantThese quilts will be archived here on the blog in the free patterns section on the right column.

Before we get going here are a few stats on the quilt.
Finished Block Size:  10”
Finished Quilt Size:  80” x 90”
Layout:  8 x 9

Here’s what we used:

Fat Quarter Bundle of MoMo’s Avant Garden
4 yards Blue Background
4- 1/3 yard cuts of coordinating solids/dots
5 1/2″ yards backing
3/4 yard binding

**Note WOF means the width of the fabric**

Pick 24 fat quarters from the bundle.  From Each (of 24) fat quarters cut:

-Cut 2- 7 1/2″ x 21” strips.  Subcut 1- 7 1/2″ x 21” strip into 2- 7 1/2″ squares

-Cut the remaining 7 1/2″ x 21” strip into 1- 7 1/2″ square and 2- 3 ½” x 13.5” rectangles.

-Cut the 2- 3 1/2” x 13 1/2″ strips into a total of 12- 2” x 3 1/2″ rectangles.

**From each fat quarter, you will need a total of 3- 7 1/2″ squares and 12- 2” x 3 1/2”  rectangles.

From Blue background fabric:
-Cut a total of 36- 2” x WOF strips

-Subcut into a total of 576- 2” x 2 1/2″ rectangles.

-Cut a total of 29- 2” x WOF strips

-Subcut into a total of 576- 2” squares

From Each of 4 coordinating solids/dots (cornerstones):

-Cut 4- 2” x WOF strips

-Subcut each strip into a total of 72- 2” squares of each color (288- 2” squares)

From binding fabric:
-Cut a total of 9- 2 1/2″ x WOF strips.

Sewing Instructions (for one block):

  1. Using 4- 2” squares and 4 matching 2” x 3 1/2″ rectangles, place a blue square, right sides together, on the corner of each of the colored rectangles.  Sew from corner to corner on the blue square.

Trim seam allowance to a quarter of an inch.  Press to the blue.  Add a second square to the opposite side of the printed rectangle.  Again, sew from corner to corner of the blue square.  Trim seam allowance to a quarter of an inch and again, press to the blue.

Repeat for each matching colored rectangle.

  1.  Attach a 2” x 2.5” rectangle to opposite sides of each flying goose created in step 1.  Press to the blue rectangles.
  2. Attach a 2” colored square (cornerstones) to opposite ends of two of the units created in step 2.

 Attach the remaining two segments created in step 2  to the opposite sides of the main 7 1/2″ colored squares.  Press to the colored center.

  1. Attach the remaining segments (with cornerstones) to opposite sides of the block.  Press to the colored middle.
  2. Repeat to make a total of 72 blocks.
  3. Arrange in a 8 x 9 layout sewing the blocks first into rows then sewing the rows together.
  4. Quilt as desired. Check out our blog, Jo’s Country Junction, to see what we did for a quilting design.
  1. Join binding strips and bind.

Finished Quilt Size:  80” x 90”

This is such a fun fabric line…perfect for picnics and perfect for any girls room.  We couldn’t resist the fabric!!




5 thoughts on “Moda Bake Shop: Garden Girl”

  1. Very pretty – and I like the fact that you can use really any fabric you want to get the same affect! aaaa
    Thank you for sharing a great pattern.
    Love and prayers

  2. OH MY STARS!!!!!!!!!! I love you!!!!!!! Ever since I went to the quilt show in Sisters Oregon in July of 2014, I have been carrying around on my phone a picture of THIS quilt, (that was done in just two colors). I have been trying to figure out how to make it without a pattern, (Could not track down the pattern or the maker) and here just shy of 6 years later you HAPPEN to post THE pattern!!!! At first I didn’t recognize it until I saw the closeup pix of one of the blocks! I am “SEW” sooooooo excited!!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!

    HUGS… and stitches

  3. Shirley Woods

    Thank you so much for posting these quilts. I find it hard to locate some of the older quilts on the new site.

    Jo, you have made a wise decision about retiring and protecting your health. God Bless you and your family.

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