The Moda Bake Shop asked some of it's chefs to take one of their favorite Moda Bake Shop tutorials and make it mini for this month ;) I choose one of my first tutorials, the Sugar Pop N Change quilt ;) This was so much fun to make in mini. Those little "coins" are just 1" x 2". So cute!!!
And now that this Moda Bake Shop Tutorial has been published for a while, I can now post it here on my blog for your convenience ;) So just follow along below for the full step-by-step tutorial. And if you love it, you can get the printerfriendly version here :)
1 Junior Jelly Roll of Simply Colorful 2 by Vanessa Christensen (I choose purple, as that is my favorite, but it would look awesome in any of Vanessa's 6 color palettes)
1/3 a yard of Moda Bella Solids White for background fabric
1 yard of backing fabric
STEP 1 - CUTTING
From your Moda Bella Solids White cut (6) 1" x 25" strips and (24) 1" x 7 1/2" strips. I like to starch my white yardage before cutting as I will be cutting very thin strips that stretch easy.
From your Simply Colorful 2 Junior Jelly Roll Strips cut (189) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles
Each block has 3 "coin" rows that each consist of 7 "coins". You will be sewing a total of 27 coin rows, each with 7 coins in them. The easiest and fastest way to do this is to chain stitch.
We will be making 9 blocks for this mini, and just like making the "coin" rows, it will save you a lot of time if you chain stitch each one of the following parts of Step 3 nine times so that when you get to the end of the step, all of your blocks are done.
Layout 3 "coin" rows and 2 small sashing strips as shown below.
Layout your 9 blocks and 6 small sashings as shown below. Take care to watch the placement direction of the blocks. Making the mini top is just like making the blocks, only on a larger scale.
Now all that is left is to Baste It, Bind It, and Quilt It!!!! If you are new to the quilting world and that little sentence was a little overwhelming, you can check out my Finishing Your Quilt Video Tutorials right here They will walk you through each step and give you lots of help along the way :)
STEP 6 - ENJOY
And that is your Sugar Pop N Change Mini!!! This quilt mini finishes at 23" x 23" and would be perfect on any wall, especially to add to a Mini collection ;)
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and if you make your own Sugar Pop N Change Mini Quilt I would love to see it!! You can email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc or or add it to my flickr group here ;) I can't wait to see your Sugar Pop N Change Mini Quilts!!!
Linking up this finish to Amada's and Sarah's ;)