Thursday, December 4, 2014

Moda Bake Shop: 9-Patch Posie quilt

I am excited to show you my latest Moda Bake Shop project.  This is my 9th project for MBS, and it is a 9-patch quilt made from ONE jelly roll (and solid yardage).

For the quilting, I used a 10'' circle template and centered it over the white blocks between the 9-patch flowers.  This intersected the centers of the 9-patches around the perimeter of the circle.  When all the circles were drawn out (with washable quilting marker), it created an orange-peel type design. 

 I was able to use my normal walking foot for this quilting and lengthened my stitching to 3.5.  I quilted on the diagonal in a wave, like pictured:

It took longer than I thought it would to do this quilting, but I love it!  The quilt is very soft and drapes very well with this loose quilting.

I also did a different type binding.  I added a faux piping and did a wider-than-normal binding.  I knew I wanted a solid to divide the outer border from the binding print, but I only had about 11 inches left of the navy blue.  So, I improvised.  I sewed a 2'' strip of the print on each side of a 1 1/4'' strip of the blue. (2'' print, 1 1/4'' solid, 2'' print)  Then, when I folded it in half, I had about a 3/8'' bit of blue showing on the folded edge.  I stitched it on the back first, then folded it around and stitched on the blue with blue thread close to the stitching line between the blue and the blue/aqua print.  I really like how it turned out and I think I'll do more of this type binding in the future!  The wider binding was MUCH easier to stitch down!  No wrangling to get it into place at all!



  1. Whenever I see Cascade Quilts I know it will be a winner. The new 9 patch is wonderful and I will look forward to making it. Thank you for sharing your many talents with us.

  2. LOVE how you quilted this. My walking foot and I get along-definitely something I could try. The result is gorgeous. And your binding idea is genius.

  3. What a great quilt. Simple and cute my favorite combo.

  4. I just saw this pattern at Moda Bake shop and love it! Jelly rolls are my favorite, too!

  5. I just found this pattern on Moda Bake shop and LOVE it !!! your quilt really rocks and I love how you quilted it too :) Thanks for sharing how you did that quilting too! New follower now :) Kathi

  6. I've just completed basting my 9 patch posie, and have begun quilting. The pattern is clear, amounts accurate, and has been a pleasure to make. This will be a Christmas gift for my parents. When I finish I'll post a link to the finished quilt if that's ok. Thank you for a wonderful free pattern for beginners like me. My fourth quilt, first large size. And it's awesome!!