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Are you looking for a quilt to piece in a weekend?
You have found it, this is it! It can be done!!
Block 1: Make this super easy block, make more and flip the blocks to make a really interesting quilt!!
***This is layer cake friendly, read on to see more***
My quilt (shown below) is from a yellow, grey and black modern layer cake collection of fabric with 42- 10" pieces. All 42 pieces were used with no waste and you will also need a coordinating sashing fabric (mine was grey). I also used fabric in black for a wide (5") outside border to make it a queen sized quilt.
Cutting instructions for one block:
Cut the top grey strip 2 1/2" x 11 1/2", Cut the middle grey piece 2 1/2" x 10", Cut the yellow piece 4"x10" and the black piece 6 x 10" (alternate your colour combinations and sizes). So if you have a 10 x10 layer cake piece, you are making one cut at the 4" mark.
Block 2: This is the same block just flipped so the grey sashing is at the bottom.
To make a quilt, sew 21 of each block (they are 12" finished sized blocks) and alternate block 1 and block 2 in rows until you have a quilt like the one I made below - there are 6 blocks across and 7 down:
The part of the quilt that includes the blocks measures approximately 69 x 83.5 and then a 2" inside border was added (grey) to make the blocks look like they are floating. A 5" outside border (black) was also added. The final measurement of my quilt is 81 x 95.5 and it fits my queen sized bed nicely. If you like more overhang on your bed, simply make your borders bigger.
If you have a layer cake or a collection of fabric, I challenge you to make this easy quilt. With the holiday season coming, it just may be a quick but effective quilt to make for your family this season!
If you try this, please send photos, we are happy to share your work on this blog. Also, feel free to contact us with any questions by clicking on the more tab above and clicking on contact.
Happy Sewing and Happy November! 👍
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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