Around The Corner Quilt

Hello! My name is Aneela from Comfortstitching and I am very honoured to bring you my first post at the Moda Bake Shop. I have long been a fan of the amazing work here and am very excited to be a chef myself!

I hope you have as much fun stitching up my 'Around the Corner' quilt as I did!

1 Layer Cake - I am using 'Punctuation' by American Jane.
1 yard white cotton fabric
4 Yards fabric for backing - I used print 2140411
1/2 yard fabric for binding - I used print 2140511
Template plastic or card stock

1. Using a compass, draw 2 quarter circles onto your card stock/template plastic
  • 1 with a 4" radius
  • 1 with a 3 1/2" radius
Cut out the templates.

2. Using your 3 1/2" template, cut a quarter circle from the top right and bottom left corners of each of the squares from the layer cake.

3. Cut your white fabric into 4" wide strips across the width of the fabric. Cut each of the strips up into 4" squares. Each strip will yield 11 squares. You will need a total of 84 of these squares.

4. Use your 4" wide template to cut a quarter circle from each of the squares.

5. Take one of the cut squares from the layer cake and bring the two square corners together to fold it on the diagonal, right sides together. Finger press the crease.

Take two of the 4" white quarter circles, fold on the diagonal and finger press.

6. Open the layer cake fabric and place right side up. Open one of the quarter circles and place it, right side down at one of the cut out corners, using the crease lines made to line up both pieces. Pin in place at the center.

7. Take left hand straight edge of the quarter circle and line it up with the left hand straight edge of the layer cake fabric, making sure the corners meet. Pin in place.

8. Take the right hand straight edge of the quarter circle and line up with the right hand straight edge of the layer cake fabric, meeting the corners and pin in place.

9. Add a couple more pins to line up the curved edges at the corner.

10. Repeat at the opposite corner.

11. Sew the two fabrics together at one of the corners using a 1/4" seam allowance and removing pins as you go. The bias in the fabric will allow you to smooth out the corners as you sew.

Repeat for opposite corner

12. Repeat these steps to make blocks with the remaining 41 squares from the layer cake.

13. Press all seams to pattern fabric side. Trim blocks to 9 7/8" square.

14. Lay out the blocks to decide how you wish your finished layout to look. Place 6 blocks across for each row to give a total of 7 rows down. Make sure each of the blocks is placed with the white corners at the top left and bottom right.

15. Stitch together each of the rows. Press seams to the sides and then stitch each of the rows together to make your quilt top.

16. To piece the backing - Cut backing fabric into 2 x 2 yard lengths. Trim the selvages and then stitch together along the long (72") side. Trim the width to 64".

17. Quilt, baste and bind to finish.

one 55" x 64" quilt to cuddle up in whilst finishing your homework (optional).

If you make this quilt you would be very welcome to add it to my flickr group 'stitching with comfortstitching', I would love to see all of your interpretations!!!

Happy Stitching!!!!


John said...

Great project, Aneela! So glad to see you "cooking" here at the bake shop!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is a great design Aneela! I think I'll try it with a layer cake I have on hand.

Cristina said...

Good work. It's beautiful.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Wonderful quilt design, Aneela. So simple and beautiful. I can't wait to try it. Thank you Aneela and Moda!

Manda said...

Beautiful quilt! Another thing to add to my list of things to try :)

momto2wasd said...

I really like this quilt a lot! It's neat the way it can look a bit like stars sliding sideways or a bit like white ovals.

Jenny said...

great instructions! and a favorite fabric of all looks very fabulous!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

Jennifer said...

This is a beautiful quilt design! Nice job!

Jennifer :)

Katie B. said...

Very cute pattern!

Pam P said...

Super cute! Thanks so much!! I've been a little hesitant to try curved piecing, but I think I'll give it a go :)

Joanna said...

Your quilt is very pretty, and the tutorial is excellent.

Miss White Wall said...

Great tutorial, beautiful quilt!

katkeen said...

I LOVE this!! Thank you so much for the great idea! :) Im SOOO going to make one for my mom for Christmas!

twodraftmom said...

I became a follower about a week ago . I keep getting notified via Google Reader or Blogger: dashboard of new posts here but then when i follow the link it says it does not exist.. The latest example:


Linda said...

This is my first time to visit the MBS. Whoda thunk it? My 1st visit/your 1st recipe!!! I can see only success for both

a.niza said...

simply awesome tutorial..THanks

Quilting In The Rain said...

BEAUTIFUL quilt! love the it a vintage look. Thanks for sharing!
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amandajean said...

this is a fabulous quilt! i love it!

Gr8life59 said...

What a neat way to use up some of my stash!

CoCo said...

can't wait to post the quilt when finished. I have been working on it the entire weekend.