Hello everyone! This is Audrey Yeager and I am SO excited to share with you the projects I made for Fall Quilt Market this year featuring the new Manderley fabric collection from Moda. Thank you so much to Moda for sponsoring us! You can find this beautiful fabric collection HERE.
First up is a mini quilt I made that measures 32 x 32″. It is made entirely of half-square triangles (and whole squares) that I made using the “4 at a time” method.
I cut squares of fabric 7″ and with right sides together, stitched around the outside of the square. Then I cut two lines, one on each diagonal, to get four half-square triangles. I trimmed each to 4 1/2″.
For this quilt, you will need the following combinations of colors:
The center green square is 8 1/2″, the smaller squares are 4 1/2″, and the HST are done with the “4 at a time” method. I cut squares of fabric 7″ and with right sides together, stitched around the outside of the square. Then I cut two lines, one on each diagonal, to get four half-square triangles. I trimmed each to 4 1/2″.
For the inside batting, I just used the HeatnBond® High Loft Fusible Fleece. I simply ironed it to my quilt front, then used some SprayNBond® Basting Spray.
I quilted with simple lines on the diagonal through the center of the squares and did my binding in grey.
For my next project, continuing on with the quilting theme, I made a little quilted laptop tote. It is the perfect size for my Mac Book Pro! It measures about 12″ x 16″.
Since I was working with fat quarters, I did a little bit of patchwork on the front pockets. I started by making tubes of strips, ripping apart the seams between different colors, and sewing into patchwork blocks. Each pocket front unfinished was 8 1/2″ square.
I and used different pieces for the inside linings and pocket linings, again because I was limited to fat quarters.
The navy squares are 4 1/2″ and are sewn 4 across and 3 down. The pockets and the bag are quilted with Heat N Bond® Non-Woven Extra Firm Fusible Interfacing. I wanted to make sure the tote was nice and padded! There is even a little pocket on the inside, too.
Finally, I tried my hand at some English Paper Piecing. These fabrics have some gorgeous and fun little motifs that are perfect for fussing cutting. And they are on a smaller scale, so great for small shapes! You can find this free paper piecing pattern HERE.
To help adhere my block to the background hoop fabric, I used SprayNBond® Basting Spray, but you could also use HeatNBond® Fusible Spray as well.
A close up of my fussy cutting, and I used Wonderfil Thread for some hand quilting, too.
I can’t wait to see what the entire booth looks like with all the Manderley projects from the team! Thanks again, Moda!