Friday, January 12, 2018

Garden Plots {New Moda Bake Shop Pattern}

I'm so excited to share about my newest Moda Bake Shop Pattern -- Garden Plots!

This is a complicated looking quilt that has all straight seams! This could easily be accomplished by a confident beginner or intermediate quilter! A single block is a grand 18" square, so only a few blocks make a rather large quilt! Each block uses two jelly roll strips -- I chose to make each block using two different fabrics.

I quilted this quilt with an all-over meander with flowers -- my go to motif as of late!

This quilt uses one jelly roll and a total of a yard of fabric for the focal fabric portions of the blocks. I used three different fabrics for the large centers of the blocks.

I also wrote this pattern so that you could use either 3 yards of fabric -or- a neutral jelly roll as your background fabric. I used yardage but the directions don't change if you wanted to use a jelly roll and save time!

I had some trouble fighting the shadows given that I took these pictures before sunset, but some of the pictures show such amazing texture!

The fabric line used in this quilt is Voyage by Kate Spain! I absolutely love the purples used in this line. Every other block is turned 90 degrees which accomplishes two things -- it eliminates the need for sashing between the blocks and it also means that you only have to match the seams between the blocks themselves and not any of the "gears" around the block!

I used the large scale floral flourish print in three colors -- pink, teal, and blue -- as my block centers. I also used the teal fabric for my backing and the pink print as my binding. There is also a final "border" of background strips around the 16 blocks to help the blocks float on the background.

This quilt finished at 76 inches square. If you wanted to make a larger or smaller version of the quilt, here are the number of blocks and approximate sizes. All sizes include a final 2.5" border of background fabric on four sides of the quilt.

-- Baby, 4 blocks, 40 inches square
-- Smaller throw, 9 blocks, 58 inches square
-- As-shown throw, 16 blocks, 76 inches square
-- Twin, 20 blocks, 76 inches by 94 inches
-- Queen, 25 blocks, 94 inches square
-- King, 36 blocks, 112 inches square

Pop on over to Moda Bake Shop to see the full tutorial and don't forget to share your finished quilts using my patterns with me -- I love seeing them!

Sharing at Finish It Up Friday!


  1. Oh Alison, I love this pattern. Love the big block, love the fabric you chose and absolutely love that it has no curves or even HSTs. She is like the cool easygoing cousin of the trickier Granny Square. Congratulations!!!

  2. What a beautiful quilt Alison!!! Such a fun design and a great way to put it together :) And the fabrics you picked for it were just perfect!!! So pretty!!!

  3. It's fabulous 😍 the fabrics selection was great and the pattern looks like a fun easy make!

  4. What a beautiful design to feature special prints. Congratulations on the new pattern!

  5. This is GREAT, Alison! I can totally see using this with some of my fun novelty fabrics as focal prints and making a 4x4 or 4x5 block size for kid's charity quilts. I'm off to MBS to download the pattern. Thank you so much for sharing your talents!

  6. What could be more beautiful than a tiny patchwork garden - it would be so fun to map out a garden in the quilting so that there's a secret within a secret garden!

  7. So fun! I can see it made as a baby quilt with 9 blocks. It would be so much fun to use novelty fabrics and make it an "I spy" quilt!

    Sandy A

  8. This is YUM!! I think this is my fave MBQ to date! :)

  9. A very bright and fun design. Perfect way to use up some odds and ends and make a scrappy quilt. Congrats on another pattern post!

  10. Thanks for the intro to your newest pattern post. Another of your designs that will be pinned to my to do list! I especially like Racing Rails!

  11. Beautiful blog post, All images are really very good. Thanks for it..
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