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Frame of Mind Throw Quilt

Frame of Mind Throw Quilt

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Hello! My name is Alison and I blog at Little Bunny Quilts. This is my first time sharing one of my designs here at Moda Bake Shop and I am very excited to share my Frame of Mind pattern with you! This quilt is a great pattern for a confident beginner -- there is only one block used and there is very minimal seam matching! The block pattern uses partial seams to frame a charm square with jelly roll strips! This pattern uses Good Karma by Stephanie Ryan and this fabric is so bright and cheery! Let's get baking!

This quilt finishes at 75" square.


For the top:
One (1) Good Karma Charm Pack
One (1) Good Karma Jelly Roll
Two (2) Bella Solids White Mini Jelly Rolls

For the backing and binding:
5 yards for backing (I used a floral Good Karma print)
2/3 yard for binding (I used a ziggy stripe Good Karma print)

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This quilt has 36 blocks -- 18 of block A, 18 of block B -- so you will have four (4) extra jelly roll strips and six (6) extra charm squares. I pulled the very light fabrics out since they have low contrast with the white "background" fabric.

Pair together 36 jelly roll strips from your Good Karma jelly roll with 36 solid jelly roll strips. Sew together along the long side and press toward your print fabric.

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Cut each strip set into four (4) rectangles with a length of 9 inches.

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Pair each set of rectangles with a charm square of a differing print. For Block A, place your strip set rectangles around your charm square as shown below with the solid white fabric side of the strip set on the OUTSIDE edge of your block.

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You will now begin sewing a partial seam, sewing together one of your strip set rectangles with your center charm square. Starting at the edge, sew approximately 1 inch - 1.5 inches and stop. Press this seam only near the edge and press AWAY from your charm square.

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Next, sew your second strip set perpendicularly to the first seam -- this new edge is now the full length of your cut strip sets. Press AWAY from your charm square.

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Sew your third and forth strip sets onto your partially sewn block in a similar fashion, pressing AWAY from your charm square.

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Now we need to finish sewing our first strip set to the block. This piece will be attached to the edge of the fourth strip set and the charm square. Sew along the strip set and overlap a few stitches with your original partial seam. Press AWAY from your charm square and your block is complete!

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Here's what the back of your block looks like -- pressing as instructed eliminates a lot of bulk around the charm square!

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For Block B, place your strip set rectangles around your charm square as shown below in the finished block with the printed fabric side of the strip set on the OUTSIDE edge of your block.

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I found it easiest to alternate between making Block As and Block Bs. You will need 18 Block As and 18 Block Bs.

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Lay out your quilt as shown in the diagram below -- Rows 1, 3, 5 are ABABAB and Rows 2, 4, 6, are BABABA.


I had a little "helper" who inspected all of my work on this project:

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Sew your blocks into rows and sew your rows together. Quilt and bind as desired!

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I quilted my quilt with a floral motif inspired by the chrysanthemum prints in this collection.


One throw quilt 75 inches square!
Alison Vermilya
{Little Bunny Quilts}