Sunday, October 2, 2016

Favorite Frames -- New Pattern at Moda Bake Shop!

I am back over at Moda Bake Shop with a fun quilt that can be made from a single layer cake and yardage! This project is perfect for those fabric lines that have large scale prints that you want to show off (or don't have the heart to cut into!) It's small enough for a baby quilt but big enough for a throw to keep for yourself. This quilt finishes at 55" x 55".


Rather than sharing the whole tutorial here (you can click over to MBS to get it!), here's what you need for one block -- if you want to change up the size of the quilt or the setting!

For one block:


Four (4) 2 inch background squares
Twelve (12) 2 3/8 inch background squares for fast flying  geese
One (1) 9 1/2 inch focus fabric square
Three (3) 4 1/4 inch squares for fast flying geese

Draw diagonal lines on your 2 3/8 inch squares. Layer two squares atop each of your 4 1/4 inch squares, sew 1/4 inch away from the diagonal line, cut apart on the diagonal line. Press. Repeat with the remaining 2 3/8 inch squares, sew 1/4 inch from the diagonal line, cut apart on the line, and Press. Trim off dog ears. You will need twelve (12) flying geese for each block.

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Sew your flying geese into four sets of three geese each. Lay out your block as shown below and sew together. 

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This is a fun 12" finished block to use for samplers and swaps. Additionally, you can swap out any 9" finished (9.5" unfinished) block for the center square to really make this your own!

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For the quilting, I "fussy quilted" this quilt. I did loop de loops around the "frames in the flying geese and quilted a meander in the large focus fabric squares. In the sashings, I did a standard squiggle across the whole quilt. Nothing terribly fancy, but something fun and different than my standard fillers.

Click on over to Moda Bake Shop to see the full quilt tutorial!

Sharing at Sew Cute TuesdayFabric Tuesday, and Finish it up Friday!

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