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!!!
Author, Moda Fabrics Designer, and Blogger at Comfort Stitching
Aneela Hoey studied printed textiles at Winchester School of Art and worked in design studios in London and New York before becoming a Moda designer in 2011.All her designs begin as doodles in her sketchbook mostly inspired by her two young daughters who also like to give her plenty of ideas for what she should draw!Aneela is author of the embroidery book Little Stitches published by Stash Books.She loves sew and tries to make as many quilts as she possibly can.You can catch up with Aneela on her blog or on Instagram as @aneelahoey.