Here's a new modern layer cake quilt pattern that I am so excited to share with you.
This quilt is super fun and relatively easy to make, and will make an express quilt top.
The finished measurements of this quilt are approx. 55 1/2" x 64", and for this quilt you will need a full set of layer cake.
For this quilt, I used the Carnaby Street by Maywood Studio layer cake set, that I purchased from an Etsy shop.
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Watch the full video tutorial on my Youtube channel.
In today's post, I would love to share this oh so lovely modern quilt that I call The Scattered Windows. This quilt is made with layer cake, or the 10" squares. The Fabric that I used for this quilt is the Sugarcreek from Moda Fabrics, I love the beautiful fresh color combination of this line of fabric, perfect for spring/summer.
This quilt is pretty simple and so much fun to make, and the result will simply brought a smile on your face :).
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The Scattered Windows Layer Cake Quilt
Finished Quilt Measurements : 60.5" x 70.5"
1 set of layer cake (10" squares pre cut fabric 42x)
1 yard of accent fabric for the sashing
1/2 yard of fabric for the binding
Basic sewing and quilting notions
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I posted the full video tutorial on my Youtube channel, that you may watch below, or scroll down to read the written instructions.
1. Layout your layer cake straight on the cutting mat, measure 6" then cut
2. Rotate your cutting mat at 90˚. The cutting line should now in horizontal position.
3. Measure 6" and cut, you should now end up with 4 block pieces.
4. Cut all of your layer cake squares the same way (you should end up with 42x of each fabric A,B,C, and D.
5. Cut 1.5" strips (width of fabric) from your accent fabric. You will need approximately 22 strips.
6. Cut the sashing strips according to the below measurements (make 42x each)
7. To make the quilt block layout your pieces just like shown on the picture below.
8. Piece the block by sewing fabric A-1-B, C-2-D, then sew the sashing 3. The fished block should be 10.5" x 10.5"
9. Continue piecing your blocks (you should end up with 42 blocks).
10. Layout your blocks in 7 rows and 6 columns, in scattered order (do not align the sashing between the blocks)
11. Sew your quilt blocks together, one row at the time.
12. Layer with batting and backing fabric
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
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