This modern style square in a square layer cake quilt is not only adorable, it is also pretty simple to make. For this quilt you will need the full pack of Layer Cake (the precut 10" squares) that are widely available online or at retail quilting stores.
The finished measurements of this quilt is 51.5" x 60", for this quilt I use one of my favorite fabric line which is the French General's Fleur de Noel by Moda Fabrics. I simply love the rich red color, balanced with some more muted shades of gray. It is the great color for the festive season. Nevertheless, feel free to use whatever fabric that you desire, in any theme, and color palette ;).
To make the block you will need to prepare 2 pieces of layer cake in contrasting color.
Lay them straight on the cutting mat, and stack them on top of each other
Now take your ruler and rotary cutter, measure 3 1/2" and cut
Without moving your fabric, measure 1 1/2" from the previous cutting line, and cut
So you will end up with 3 1/2", 1 1/2", and 5" wide strips
Take the 5" wide strips, and rotate the position width wise.
Now do the same as before, so measure 3 1/2" and cut, then measure 1 1/2" and cut from the previous cutting line.
So you will end up with 5 panels of fabric from each layer cake
Below is the cutting diagram if you want to see the whole picture
Next separate fabric A from fabric B (remember they were stacked together), and then put them all back again, however you want to swap the the panel 1 fabric (the 5" square), just like shown in the picture below. You may change the position of the panels, as long as the inner square is kept inside.
Then go ahead and sew them together, the square the blocks to measure 9" square
Continue the same sequence for the rest of your layer cake pieces, thus will yield 42 blocks. Then lay them out as shown below, so you should end up with 7 rows and each row should have 6 blocks.
Now go ahead sew all the blocks together and do the rest of the typical quilting routine.
You may watch the full tutorial on my Youtube channel