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Posted by Shari on April 6th, 2015

"Nordic Playlist" Free Quilt Pattern
My name is Cheryl Brickey and I am so happy to be back at the Bear Creek Quilting Company with a new quilt pattern!  I am an engineer by day, quilter by night and can be found sharing my quilting adventures over on my blog, Meadow Mist Designs and on Instagram as @MeadowMistDesigns.

Nordic Playlist Free Quilt Pattern
Bear Creek Quilting Company has such wonderful fabric.  I was so excited to have a chance to play with a fat quarter bundle of Paradiso by Kate Spain for Moda.

Paradiso by Kate Spain for Moda
I used the bundle to create a queen sized quilt called Nordic Playlist, which is now living on my daughter's bed.

Nordic Playlist finishes at about 90” x 90”, a nice double/queen size.

Each 18” x 18” (finished) block in the quilt uses a fat quarter of a print along with some background fabric, so the size of the quilt is easy to scale up and down.

For this pattern, the width of fabrics (WOF) is assumed to be at least 42”, a fat quarter is assumed to be at least 18” x 21”, and a scant ¼” (a thread width smaller than ¼”) seam is to be used throughout the construction of the quilt.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS:
 
Queen size (90” x 90”)
Print fat quarters
16 fat quarters
Background fabric
(within blocks)
1 ½ yards
Sashing & border fabric
2 ⅝ yards
Binding fabric
(straight grain)
¾ yard
Backing fabric
(for a 4” overhang)
8 ¼ yards
Batting
98” x 98”
 
STEP 1 CUTTING FABRICS
Print Fat Quarters:

Cut each print fat quarter into the following pieces using the cutting table and diagram.  You will be using almost all of the fabric in the 18” direction of the fat quarter so please cut carefully.


Piece Count
Piece Size
2
2 ½” x 18 ½”
4
2 ½” x 8 ½”
4
2 ½” x 6 ½”
4
2 ½” x 4 ½”
6
2 ½” x 2 ½”
 
Nordic Playlist Free Quilt Pattern
Background Fabric (within blocks):

(Note: if you cut each strip you may have a few extra pieces cut.)

1.  Cut 20 strips (2 ½” x WOF) background fabric
a.  Sub-cut 6 strips into squares (2 ½” x 2 ½”), 16 per strip, for 96 squares (2 ½” x 2 ½”).

b.  Sub-cut 6 strips into rectangles (2 ½” x 6 ½”), 6 per strip, for a total of 32 rectangles (2 ½” x 6 ½”).

c.  Sub-cut 8 strips into 2 rectangles (2 ½” x 14 ½”) and 4 squares (2 ½” x 2 ½”) for a total of 16 rectangles (2 ½” x 14 ½”) and 32 squares (2 ½” x 2 ½”).
The combined total of 2 ½” x 2 ½ squares from steps (a) and (c) is 128 squares (2 ½” x 2 ½”).

Sashing and Border Fabric:
1.  Cut 6 strips (2 ½” x WOF) (for sashing between blocks)
a.  Sub-cut each strip into 2 rectangles (2 ½” x 18 ½”) for a total of 12 rectangles (2 ½” x 18 ½”).
2.  Cut 6 strips (2 ½” x WOF) (for rows of sashing)

3.  Cut 9 strips (6 ½” x WOF) (for borders)

Binding Fabric:

Cut 10 strips (2 ½” x WOF) binding fabric

 
STEP 2 – FORMING THE BLOCKS

Single Nordic Playlist Block
 
Piece Count
Piece Size
Print fabric pieces
2
2 ½” x 18 ½”
4
2 ½” x 8 ½”
4
2 ½” x 6 ½”
4
2 ½” x 4 ½”
6
2 ½” x 2 ½”
Background fabric pieces
1
2 ½” x 14 ½”
2
2 ½” x 6 ½”
8
2 ½” x 2 ½”


Nordic Playlist Free Quilt Pattern
1.  Arrange the following fabric pieces as shown above.  All of the pieces are 2½” high by the number indicated wide.

Nordic Playlist Free Quilt Pattern
2.  Sew the pieces into rows, pressing seams towards the print fabric pieces.

Nordic Playlist Free Quilt Pattern
3.  Sew the rows together, pressing seams open.  The block should measure 18 ½” x 18 ½” (18” x 18” finished), repeat for 16 blocks.

STEP 3 – QUILT TOP ASSEMBLY
Nordic Playlist Free Quilt Pattern
1.  Lay out the blocks in 4 rows of 4 blocks each.  Place a 2 ½” x 18 ½” sashing piece between the blocks within each row (3 sashing pieces per row).

2.  Sew the blocks and sashing strips together into rows, pressing towards the sashing strips.

3.  Form a row of sashing by sewing 2 full strips (2 ½” x WOF) end to end and trimming to the average length of the rows, approximately (2 ½” x 78 ½”).  Repeat to form 3 long sashing pieces. 

4.  Lay out the sashed block rows, placing a long sashing piece between the sashed block rows.  Sew the sashed block rows and long sashing pieces together, pressing towards the long sashed pieces to form the quilt top. 

5.  Form the side borders by sewing 2 full strips (6 ½” x WOF) of the border fabric end to end and trimming to the average height of the quilt, approximately 78 ½”.  Repeat to form 2 side borders. 

6.  Sew side borders onto the quilt top, pressing seams open or towards the border fabric.

7.  Cut 1 strip (6 ½” x WOF) of the border fabric in half to form 2 half strips (6 ½” x 21”).  Form the top/bottom borders by sewing 2 full strips (6 ½” x WOF) and 1 half strip (6 ½” x 21”) of the border fabric end to end and trimming to the average width of the quilt top, approximately 88 ½”.  Repeat to form 2 top/bottom borders.

8.  Sew the top/bottom borders onto the quilt top, pressing seams open or towards the border fabric.
 
STEP 4 – FINISHING THE QUILT
1.  Cut the backing fabric into 3 pieces (98” x WOF) and sew the pieces together along their long edges.  Trim the backing fabric to approximately 96” x 96”.

2.  Layer the quilt top, batting, and backing.

3.  Baste and quilt as desired.  In my version of Nordic Playlist, I quilted rows of loops.4.  Form the binding from 10 strips, each 2 ½” x WOF.  For my quilt, instead of using yardage, I used 3 extra Paradiso fat quarters, each cut into 7 strips (2 ½” x 21”).
 

4.  Bind and enjoy your quilt!

Nordic Playlist Free Quilt Pattern
Cheryl
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"Nordic Playlist" Tutorial instructions can be printed here.
"Nordic Playlist" Free Quilt Pattern was designed and created for Bear Creek Quilting Company by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs.
Fabric used in this tutorial is from Paradiso  by Kate Spain for Moda.
 





Comments

  • 1. Posted by Sue Mac Donald on January 7th, 2016 at 8:28 a.m.
    the tutorial is well written; the quilt is beautiful! Thank you for the instructions broken down, & all other instructions given; this is 1 quilt I plan to make
  • 2. Posted by Teri on April 15th, 2015 at 10:09 a.m.
    What a gorgeous quilt and well thought out tutoria of the pattern. Thank you !
  • 3. Posted by Merilee Kennedy on April 14th, 2015 at 11:20 p.m.
    gorgeous quilt! Love the pattern! Thanks so much for sharing your pattern free of charge!
  • 4. Posted by Lorraine O. on April 14th, 2015 at 8:39 p.m.
    Thank you for this beautiful pattern and instructions. This will be my next project.
  • 5. Posted by Lollie on April 14th, 2015 at 2:09 p.m.
    I really, really like this quilt.
  • 6. Posted by Linda Verner on April 13th, 2015 at 9:31 p.m.
    I can't wait to start making this beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing your talent and amazing tutorial!
  • 7. Posted by nancy risk on April 13th, 2015 at 12:47 p.m.
    I love this quilt. I can't wait to make it. Thank you
  • 8. Posted by Kristine J on April 13th, 2015 at 9:02 a.m.
    Love the tutorial for Nordic Playlist; great design and will make a perfect quilt for my daughter's boyfriend - he loves most all things Nordic
  • 9. Posted by Sharon Ingalls on April 12th, 2015 at 12:04 p.m.
    I love the quilt Thanks for a Great tutorial
  • 10. Posted by Margaret Peggy Warfle on April 12th, 2015 at 9:10 a.m.
    love this pattern would love to try it, looks fairly easy. thank you
  • 11. Posted by Rachell Reilly on April 11th, 2015 at 4:32 p.m.
    lovely! love it! Can we get it in PDF format?
  • 12. Posted by Amy on April 10th, 2015 at 5:59 p.m.
    lovely quilt!!
  • 13. Posted by Myra Woolverton on April 10th, 2015 at 2:13 p.m.
    beautiful pattern. Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to make it
  • 14. Posted by Dee D on April 9th, 2015 at 6:57 a.m.
    This is a great pattern! Thanks for the free pattern and tutorial.
  • 15. Posted by Jacquie on April 8th, 2015 at 1:53 p.m.
    Thank you for the lovely pattern.
  • 16. Posted by Mary Ann on April 8th, 2015 at 8:07 a.m.
    What a fun pattern, thank you. This may just be next up on my playlist!
  • 17. Posted by Margaret on April 8th, 2015 at 12:43 a.m.
    Thank you so much!! Can't wait to make one!!
  • 18. Posted by Elaina on April 7th, 2015 at 8:47 p.m.
    thank you for such a beautiful pattern. Can't wait to give it a try!
  • 19. Posted by Elaina on April 7th, 2015 at 8:46 p.m.
    thank you for such a beautiful pattern. Can't wait to give it a try!
  • 20. Posted by Maggi on April 7th, 2015 at 4:13 p.m.
    Very attractive quilt pattern.Thank you for sharing! I think i will use Kaffe Fassett with a white Nordic cross.
  • 21. Posted by Ronda Martin on April 7th, 2015 at 2:40 p.m.
    Absolutely beautiful!!!!! I love this pattern and thank you for sharing it with us.
  • 22. Posted by Mary Ann on April 7th, 2015 at 12:35 p.m.
    Very nice pattern. I would love it all in blues with the white. Like a Nordic sweater. Thanks for sharing.
  • 23. Posted by Shari on April 7th, 2015 at 10:55 a.m.
    Thank you Bear Creek and Cheryl Brickey for sharing this wonderful pattern. Love the fabric too!
  • 24. Posted by Pat on April 7th, 2015 at 9:37 a.m.
    Beautiful quilt and wonderful pattern! Thank you, Shari and Cheryl, for sharing ... :) Pat
  • 25. Posted by Geri on April 7th, 2015 at 8:57 a.m.
    This quilt is lovely. Thanks for the free pattern.
  • 26. Posted by Dotsie Leverich on April 7th, 2015 at 7:59 a.m.
    Love this quilt and pattern thanks for sharing
  • 27. Posted by Dotsie Leverich on April 7th, 2015 at 7:56 a.m.
    I love this quilt and pattern it is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
  • 28. Posted by Terry H. on April 7th, 2015 at 7:51 a.m.
    Love your quilt design. You make it very clear on 'construction'. And thanks for sharing your pattern. Wishing you continued success in designing.
  • 29. Posted by Christine Sherman on April 6th, 2015 at 4:35 p.m.
    I really love this, thank you!
  • 30. Posted by Debbie on April 6th, 2015 at 3:52 p.m.
    Thank you for the great quilt pattern and tutorial! Now I just have to decide what fabric I want to use. I look forward to seeing what you design next!
  • 31. Posted by Rosemary Bolton on April 6th, 2015 at 3:50 p.m.
    This is beautiful Cheryl. I want to try it too. I love the fabric choices you made. Thank you for sharing
  • 32. Posted by Amy DeCesare on April 6th, 2015 at 3:28 p.m.
    Such a great quilt and tutorial! I'm fascinated by all things Nordic and will be adding this to my Pinterest board asap. Nice work!!!
  • 33. Posted by Ruthie on April 6th, 2015 at 12:50 p.m.
    Love it, thank you for sharing. Warm hugs,Ruthie
  • 34. Posted by Janie on April 6th, 2015 at 12:15 p.m.
    Thank you. The quilt is simply stunning.
  • 35. Posted by Karen Miller on April 6th, 2015 at 11:53 a.m.
    WOW - what a beautiful design Cheryl! I'm loving the layout and dreaming about flipping the print fabric with the white fabric to have LOTS of space to Free Motion Quilt! A really neat design - thanks for the great tutorial and all the marvelous images!! Karen
  • 36. Posted by Charlie on April 6th, 2015 at 11:05 a.m.
    Hi, loved the tutorial for Nordic Star quilt. I want to try this and the directions seem clear. Thanks.