Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Layer Cake Tutorial #1


I am pretty sure babies can never have enough little quilts. I have them in the car, pram, cot and several I use on the floor. I like to have a little stack ready to give as presents when friends have babies. The present box is empty at the moment so I thought I would fill it up using some of the half layer cakes and 10" squares I have in my stash.
This one was inspired by some of the Quilts of Gees Bend and 'Hop, Skip & A Jump' by Denyse Schmidt.

 Organise the twenty 10" squares into five groups of four.
 Stack one group (4 squares) so all the edges line up and use a rotary cutter and a ruler to cut into 4 sections. Vary the widths, they can be anywhere between just over an inch and 4 inches wide.
 Arrange all the strips into a row any way you want. Don't overthink this, I only had one rule and that was 2 strips of the same fabric couldn't be next to each other.
 Sew them together and press the seams. I pressed mine open.
 Make another  4 rows in the same way and then sew the rows together.
Your quilt top is finished!
I'm not sure how I will quilt mine yet. I am going to wait until I have a few to do and then wait until I am in a quilting mood and do them all together.
 

8 comments:

Jan said...

A fun way to use a Layer Cake. Thanks for sharing.

vervlogen dagen said...

I thinking in generaal one van never have too many quilts! Love this one!

sarah said...

When I first started quilting these sorts of tutorials were invaluable so definitely worth sharing!

Love those colours. Can't wait to see it quilted.

Thimbleanna said...

VERY cute and clever!

Nell said...

Awesome way to use up some fun scraps! Thank you

Karen said...

Great tutorial for using 10 inch squares. Thank you.

Christine said...

I love this quilt and it looks like a quick one which is all I will have time for when I get around to making quilts for my pregnant friends. Thank you!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

So pretty and quick and easy :)