Thursday, August 23, 2018

Jingle Bell Rock {New on Moda Bake Shop!}

I'm excited to share my newest Moda Bake Shop pattern with you -- introducing Jingle Bell Rock!

I've sort of had bowtie blocks on the brain in the last year and I came up with the idea of a bowtie made of pieced nine-patches in the springtime. I found that designs with just my nine-patch bowtie blocks were a little busy and I decided to swap out half of the blocks for log cabins built around a four patch. Here's my original design:

This quilt was made with the Overnight Delivery line from Sweetwater. This is a quilt that uses one jelly roll and background yardage -- I used a white on cream print from the line for my background instead of a solid this time around. 

To make the quilt, I made all of the nine-patch bowtie blocks first and then used the "strip stubs" and remaining jelly roll strips to make the log cabin blocks. Each of the bowtie blocks uses one dark and one light fabric; the log cabin blocks uses light scraps for the four patches, darker and medium prints for the first set of "logs", and background fabric for the second set of "logs". 

And guess what -- this pattern doesn't even use the whole jelly roll! I was able to make a coordinating table runner out of the scraps from this quilt -- I put together a tutorial for that too and that will be published tomorrow!

The backing for this quilt is one of the large text prints -- hope, joy, love, peace! The binding is the diagonal plaid in green and black. For the quilting, I did an all over filler of whimsical stars and loops in white thread.

If you're looking for a quick and fun quilt to make for Christmas, this pattern should be on your list! This quilt is also perfect for beginners because other than the stitch and flip units for the bowtie blocks, the rest of the quilt is put together entirely with straight seams and no sashings or borders.

It's always a little funny to work on Christmas quilts in the summer, and this one was no exception! I took these outdoor quilt photos on what was to that point the hottest day of the year here in Maryland!

Check out the full tutorial here on the Moda Bake Shop blog!

Quilt Stats:
Name: Jingle Bell Rock
Pattern: pattern on MBS, designed by me
Size: 60" square
Fabrics: Overnight Delivery by Sweetwater
Quilting: Stars and loops in white Aurifil

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  1. I just saw this on Moda's blog! It's such a cute quilt and I love the fabric you picked for it!

  2. How awesome, Alison. The backing print is great, and I like how each bowtie is coordinated.

  3. You are one busy quilter! Always some new design that's fun!

  4. I saw this on Moda, too, and didn't realize it was your design! It's really cute and looks like a great pattern for all sorts of jelly rolls. Congrats on getting it published! I'll hop over and download the instructions for my files :)

  5. Congrats on publishing another Moda Bake Shop pattern. It's a very fun quilt.


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