Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Easy Modern Baby Quilt Printable Recipe

Marny here...lots to share this week. 

First, please note our new look!  We are so excited to start showing it off.  We have to thank Lindsey, our logo designer, for translating our requests into a fresh, modern new look for Modern Quilt Relish.  You will be hearing a bit more about Lindsey in the coming months.  She is a wonderful designer with diverse experience and technological skills.

Lindsey can be reached at:

Also take a look to the right of the post to see our new "button".  You can grab it using the html code and put it on your blogs or just share the Modern Quilt Relish jar as you see fit.  In the future our buttons might have reasons, like quilt-a-longs, etc.  But for now it leads you back to our blog in general.

Now for the printable recipe of Sliced Bread as promised in last week's post.  You can just click on the link, scroll all the way to the very bottom of the page it sends you to and click on the "print page" option.  The pattern appears below as well.

We are also experimenting with video.  Here is one on choosing fabric for our Sliced Bread quilt.  The video will also be on YouTube.

Sliced Bread from Modern Quilt Relish

Sliced Bread, an easy modern baby quilt from Modern Quilt Relish.
It finishes 44" square.

We love the simplicity of this quilt.  Choose a lively Focus Fabric and a high contrast
Background or make the contrast more subtle.  The choice is yours!  Please note the
Background Fabric should be nondirectional.

Sliced Bread is a perfect quilt for less experienced quilters.  The number of seam
allowances from left to right is the same as the number from top to bottom.  So,
as long as your "quarter inch" seam allowance is consistent you should end up with
a square.  

All seams are pressed open.  WOF = width of fabric.  Remove selvages.
Fabric Requirements:  42" useable width
    Focus Fabric:  1 yard for both squares and binding  
(OR  5/8 yard for squares and 1/2 yard of a different fabric for binding)
    Nondirectional Background Fabric:  1 1/4 yard
 Backing:  2 1/8 yards pieced.  (One 54" piece and two 10" pieces sewn end to end,
 trimmed to 54" long and then seamed to the 54" piece.)
Cutting Instructions:
    Focus Fabric:  Cut three 6 1/2" x WOF strips.  
From one cut a total of four 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" squares.  Put aside the other two for strip sets.
Cut five 2 1/2" WOF strips for binding.
    Background Fabric:  Cut nine 4 1/2" x WOF strips.
        Strips 1 & 2:  Put aside to use in strip sets.
        Strips 3-7:  Cut each of these into a 4 1/2" x 36 1/2" rectangle.  Five total.  
(OR wait to cut these until you measure your completed pieced strips.)
        Strips 8 & 9:  Add leftovers from the above strips to create two strips 4 1/2" x 44 1/2".   
(Or you can wait until you measure your pieced quilt top and cut them that length.)  
Piecing Instructions:  Press all seams open.
Step 1.  Take one 6 1/2" x WOF strip of Focus Fabric and 
one 4 1/2" x WOF strip of Background.  Seam them together along their length.  

Step 2.  Cut this strip set into six units 6 1/2" x 10 1/2".  

Step 3.  Repeat Steps 1 and 2.  You will have twelve units total.
Step 4.  Following the orientation shown in the diagram, 
seam three of these units together.  

Step 5.  Add one 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" square of Focus Fabric as diagramed.

Step 6.  Repeat Steps 4 & 5 three more times.  You will have four pieced strips.
Step 7.  Seam a 4 1/2" x 36 1/2" strip of Background fabric to the top edge of 
each of these pieced strips.

Step 8.  Seam the units created in Step 7 together as seen below.

Step 9.  Seam the remaining 4 1/2" x 36 1/2" strip of Background to the bottom edge of this.
Step 10.  Seam one 4 1/2" x 44 1/2" strip of Background to the left edge and one 
to the right edge.

Step 12.  Quilt, Bind and Savor. 

Ignore the little "add comment" button immediately below this--it is an artifact I didn't know I'd copied and pasted into this post.  (Just when you think you've got it???)  If you'd like to comment do so in the regular way.  Till Tuesday...
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  1. Thank you for the pattern! The video is great ... I like your explanation of color choices! The red/black pops - and the binding fabric is a snazzy choice!

  2. Just wanted to add that your "new look" is refreshing! The addition of the relish jar is clever! Good Job!


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