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
11/29/2019 09:24:51 pm
This looks like a great beginner pattern! Your instructions are very clear, and the cutting diagram is so helpful I'm sure I'll finish making this in no time.
12/7/2019 07:39:57 pm
Glad to hear that, Happy Quilting, Thank you!
mrs jean blasdell
12/10/2019 04:56:06 am
i love this pattern not to fussy , will try this for sure
12/12/2019 04:29:49 am
Thanks, Happy Quilting!
12/10/2019 06:14:27 am
Thanks so much. I love this quilt. Will definitely make it.
12/12/2019 04:29:03 am
Glad to hear that, you're welcome and Happy Quilting
12/11/2019 08:58:15 am
Thank you for your video showing me how to make this very easy and beautiful quilt. This is one that I will certainly try to make in the future. Your video was very helpful and you explained everything very well.
12/12/2019 04:30:38 am
You're welcome, Happy Quilting!
1/1/2020 02:09:58 pm
where can i purchase your pattern i cannot get it to print
4/9/2020 12:49:38 pm
Nice easy quilt I can make in any size. Thanks, I appreciate it.
4/20/2020 01:37:55 pm
You’re welcome, glad you like it...:)
4/18/2020 01:21:48 pm
Id like to purchase this pattern....is that doable?
4/20/2020 01:39:51 pm
I don’t sell the pattern, only do the video and blog tutorial, unfortunately
Jo A. Locke
9/5/2020 01:03:33 pm
Just Beautiful! It can be a useful quilt that is very attractive and appreciated.
9/17/2020 06:37:54 pm
Wonderful pattern that makes good use of a layer cake.
9/24/2020 08:17:43 pm
I’m going to make this one for sure. Only wish I could find that fabric collection. Love those colors together. I checked MSQC and Green Fairy quilt websites with no luck. I’ll keep looking.
9/25/2020 07:36:17 am
I just found the layer cake on Etsy....yay!
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