Moda Bake Shop: Step Up

As many of you know, Kelli and I did a lot of quilts for Moda Bake Shop several years ago.? Some of the things you likely don’t know is that Moda Bake Shop isn’t ran quite the way it used to run.? The site has been reworked and can now be found through www.modafabrics.com.? Well through all of this, Kelli and I have been overwhelmed by questions from interested parties wanting the patterns for specific quilts as some of the patterns have been “lost in the archives”.? Well, to be honest, we are wanting to avoid all those emails and requests so we are going to be featuring one of our old Moda Bake Shop quilt or projects each week until all of them are posted here on our blog so we can readily find them and have access to them whenever we want.? These quilts will be archived here on the blog in the free patterns section on the right column.

Finished Block Size:?8”
Finished Quilt Size:?84” x 100”
Layout:?10 x 12, 120 total blocks

Fabric Requirements:

Red 5 fat quarters
Blue 4 fat quarters
Green 4 fat quarters
2 ? yards stripe
? yard Yellow Solid
5 yards background Essential Dot
6 Yards backing

Cutting Instructions:NOTE: *WOF means width of fabric**

From EACH Red Fat Quarter:
Cut 3- 2 ?” x 21″ strips
Subcut into 12- 2 ?” x 6 ?” rectangles and 14- 2 ?” x 8 ?” rectangles

From EACH Blue Fat Quarter:
Cut 3- 2 ?” x 21″ strips
Subcut into 13- 2 ?” x 6 ?” rectangles and 15- 2 ?” x 8 ?” rectangles

From EACH Green:
Cut 3- 2 ?” x 21″ strips
Subcut into 12- 2 ?” x 6 ?” rectangles and 14- 2 ?” x 8 ?” rectangles

From Yellow Solid:
Cut 7- 2 ?” x WOF strips
Subcut into 13- 2 ?” x 6 ?” rectangles and 16- 2 ?” x 8 ?” rectangles

From Stripe:
Cut 31- 2 ?” x WOF strips
Subcut 15 strips into 4- 2 ?” x 8 ?” rectangles and 1- 2 ?” x 6 ?” rectangle
Subcut 6 strips into 34- 2 ?” x 6 ?” rectangles
The remaining 10 strips will be used as the binding

From Background:
Cut 4- 8 ?” x WOF strips
Subcut 1 strip into 1- 8 ?” square and 4- 6 ?” x 8 ?” rectangles
Subcut the remaining 3 strips into 16- 6 ?” x 8 ?” rectangles
Cut 17- 6 ?” x WOF strips
Subcut into 99- 6 ?” squares
Cut 10- 2 ?” x WOF strips for the border

Sewing Instructions:

Join a short (2 ?” x 6 ?”) striped rectangle to one side of a 6 ?” square. Press to the striped fabric. Make 49.

  • To the right side of 12 of the blocks, add a long (2 ?” x 8 ?”) red rectangle with the striped portion positioned at the bottom. Press to the red rectangle.
  • To the right side of 13 of the blocks, add a long (2 ?” x 8 ?”) yellow rectangle with the striped portion positioned at the bottom. Press to the yellow rectangle.
  • To the right side of 12 of the blocks, add a long (2 ?” x 8 ?”) blue rectangle with the striped portion positioned at the bottom. Press to the blue rectangle.

  • To the right side of 12 of the blocks, add a long (2 ?” x 8 ?”) green rectangle with the striped portion positioned at the bottom. Press to the green rectangle.

  • Using the remaining 50- 6 ?” squares, add a short (2 ?” x 6 ?”) red rectangle to 12 squares, add a short (2 ?” x 6 ?”) yellow rectangle to 13 squares, add a short (2 ?” x 6 ?”) blue rectangle to 13 squares, and add a short (2 ?” x 6 ?”) green rectangles to 12 squares. Press to the colored rectangles.

  • Add a long (2 ?” x 8 ?”) striped rectangle to the right side of the block when you are looking at the block with the colored segment at the bottom. Press to the striped fabric.

  • Arrange quilt in rows, taking care to ensure that all blocks are positioned properly and not turned so they create a stair step effect. Join rows together to complete the center of the quilt.

  • Join the 10- 2 ?” x WOF background strips. Measure your quilt vertically through the middle. Cut two pieces to this measurement and attach to the sides of the quilt. Press to the border. Measure your quilt horizontally through the middle. Cut two pieces to this measurement and attach to the top and bottom of the quilt. Press to the border.
  • Quilt as desired.
  • Join the 10- 2 ?” x WOF strips. Bind.

Finished Quilt Size:?84” x 100”

12 thoughts on “Moda Bake Shop: Step Up

  1. Arline

    I am so happy you are doing this shortly after Moda reworked their site I made a comment about how difficult I was finding it to find some of the older patterns and they felt it was inappropriate and removed my comment. I rarely go to it any longer but search elsewhere for my inspiration.

  2. Linda W

    This is a great idea. I originally found your blog through a quilt pattern on Moda Bake Shop. The pattern called for a farm animal panel and a jelly roll and made 3 baby quilts. I had 3 very young grandchildren so it was perfect for me. I have been a blog follower of yours ever since that time.

  3. Bernadette

    I did find the site page one night by accident. It took me another afternoon of searching to find it again. I thought Moda did a dis-service to all the older “recipes” and their “cooks” by not making the site easier to find.

  4. Rita Prock

    Thank you for sharing your pattern. I wondered what they did to their site .
    I couldn’t find much of anything and couldn’t figure out what happened to it
    Love this pattern.

  5. Stephani in N. TX

    Thank you for sharing such a lovely quilt with us. You are the quilter that just keeps giving, Jo. I have also enjoyed the many new ones that pop up in my recent magazines. I too have some difficulties with the Moda site. I once went to a lecture in OKC featuring Carrie Nelson. I loved her scribbles on the Moda site. However, her columns seem to have disappeared. Her ideas and insights to Moda and fabrics in the pipeline WERE the column, and it doesn’t seem worthwhile to read since she apparently has new duties that don’t include words on the Moda site very often.

  6. Amy

    Thank you so much for this. I used to love the moda bake shop. I rarely visit their site anymore. I read your blog & Bonnie Hunter’s every day.

  7. Janet R

    Thank you for the great pattern. I’ve got some fat quarters I think this would work for. There are lots of projects ahead of it, but at least now I’ll know where to find it when I’m ready.

  8. DebMac

    I had forgotten all about Moda Bakeshop. I remember when they “updated” their site and thought it was too much of a pain to bother with anymore. So I don’t. I do miss Carrie Nelson and the old Bakeshop.

  9. Barbara

    Nice pattern. I will probably make a smaller version as a comfort quilt for one of the charities the quilt quilt supports. Is there a step missing for the background rectangles or did I just miss it? To add only a stripe strip for blocks on the bottom and left row/ column and just a color strip for the top row and right column?

  10. pam

    I am glad I’m not the only one that is disgusted with the Bakeshop. Pictures are missing and it is impossible to find any patterns. Seems anyone doing “upgrades” whether it be forums or sites such as Bakeshop have done a disservice to the people that follow. Thanks, Jo. I, too, found your blog thru the Bakeshop. pam

  11. Becky G in SC

    Thank you, Jo! I commented that moda.com ruined their site when it was ‘reworked’. I have not purchased any Moda fabric since they dumped the Bakeshop site. Kinda like cutting off my nose to spite my face, but that is exactly how I feel. I will NOT support them any longer. Love you, your site, your family, and all things you discuss. Please keep sharing your heart.

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