Boxed In Quilt




Hi all you Moda Bake Shop fans!!! This is KarrieLyne from Freckled Whimsy back with another goodie for you!!

Do you need a quick quilt for a gift? Getting chilly at this time of year and need a fast lap warmer? Need an idea for a charity quilt or want to make a quilt for Quilts for Kids or the like? This pattern is definitely one that can be put together in a weekend, or even less, if you are ambitious!

I love all the fun bright colors in Sandy Gervais' new line, Lollipop which is why I chose it for this quilt! If you love it as much as I do...head on over to Burgundy Buttons where Leah has a kit at a discounted price waiting just for you!! Hurry though, she only has a limited supply!!




1 Lollipop Layer Cake
1/2 yard for first border (7521-444)
1 yard for second border (17555-13)
1/2 yard for binding (17557-24)
4 yards for backing (17551-13)


--- 1/4" seams used throughout
--- LC is an abbreviation for Layer Cake

1.  Pull out all 7 of the solid LC pieces.

2.  Cut them into 5 x 5 squares


**NOTE** If you don’t have enough solids or don’t want to use the solids, you can use the 5” piece you cut out in a future step and mix and match them in your LC pieces too. :)

3.  Choose 25 LC pieces that the solids will contrast with.

4.  Pair up a 5” solid square with a LC piece --I put mine in a pile as I matched them up until I had what I liked.


5. Now we cut the layer cakes apart.

6.  Start by cutting 1 1/4” from the left side of the LC.


7.  From the edge you just cut, cut over another 5”.


8.  Turn the center piece sideways and trim at 2”


9.  From the edge you just cut, cut over another 5”. Now rotate the pieces back in their respective spots.



10. Replace the center 5” piece with your solid.


**NOTE**  To make sewing go faster, I cut up each layer cake and placed them with their solid and stacked them up on a 12.5” square ruler for easy transport. Keeping each piece in its respective position. This way you can chain piece each block when it’s time to sew. :)


11.  Sew your center row together. Press.


12. Then sew on the sides. Press.


13. Repeat for all 25 layer cake pieces.

14. Trim off the overhanging edges and square up to 9” if necessary.


15. Lay out your blocks, 5 across and 5 down, in a pleasing order, making sure to rotate your blocks for a wonky effect.

16. Then sew the blocks into rows, and then sew the rows together. Press.

17. For the first border, cut (5) 2” strips from your first border fabric. The top and bottom border will be just one strip each. When you do the sides, you will have to piece the strips.

18. Cut (6 ) 4 1/2” strips from your second border fabric. You will have to piece each side for this border.

19. Press once more, then sandwich with the batting and the backing, quilt, bind, then throw it in the wash and dry. :)

This quilt will measure about 50" x 50" after washing.  Isn't it cute? :D

If you want to make the quilt larger, just add more layer cake pieces and follow the same steps!

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! If you make this quilt, please oh please share it with me? You can email a photo of it to me HERE or you can add it to my Flickr Group HERE.  I would love to feature them on my blog! :)

Much Love and Happy Quilting!!

KarrieLyne
{http://www.freckledwhimsy.com}


36 comments:

Lynne said...

Karrie Lynn, you just keep on coming up with these amazing designs - you are a quilt designing genius! Well done yet again.

momto2wasd said...

It's adorable, and I love quilts that are quick!

Leila said...

how cool! I was sketching these blocks this morning for my sons quilt! You just saved me the trouble of doing the math, thanks!

Quiltjane said...

I love the fabric and design. Congratulations.

two hippos said...

this is a fabulous quilt, I love it!

madebymum said...

one to add to the list.

a.niza said...

this is fun quilt to make. Very nice!

Shawn said...

Great idea and what a fun quilt,I love it, thank you!!!

Rhanda said...

Love it! Excuse me while I go shop online for another layer cake. Bye!

Sherry said...

I love this pattern. Your quilt looks great using the Lollipop line. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sarah Craig said...

Karrie, once again you take my breath away!! You rock!!

Joan said...

I love this quilt. I'm adding it to my list. Thank you!

piecemealquilts said...

Adorable as usual, Karrie!

Muddling Through said...

I LIKE this one! This looks like one I would really enjoy making. Thanks for sharing!

Fullgrownwoman said...

Eeek! I just bought a Lollipop LC today!! Kismet!

The Tulip Patch said...

Great colors!

Jenny said...

Love this! Thanks for the great tutorial. I love blocks that you can stack and whack.

traceyjay said...

love it Karrie. :) I love your contrasts...

Lonnie said...

I love all your quilts designs...just wish I had more time to try them all. Thank you!

di said...

Oh I just love this! I haven't made anything with a layer cake yet, but this really makes me want to try them now! Thanks for the great tutorial! It's a beautiful quilt!

Modern Male Homemaker said...

I love Sandy Gervais! Something about her fabric designs always make me want to quilt, and you've certainly made a quilt pattern perfect to show off the fun and whimsy of Lollipop!

Just Julie said...

I have been looking for a quilt pattern for a Christmas present for my daughter and this is it! So excited to get started.

Aggiequilter said...

Karrie Lynn,
Just FYI, your quilt is VERY very much like the Box Step Quilt pattern already published by Cozy Quilt Designs & on Robert Kaufman fabrics site.
I noticed because I have the pattern. You might need to check with them, there could be a copyright issue -

KarrieLyne said...

Thanks to everyone for their sweet comments! I'm glad you enjoy it so much!! *warm fuzzies* :)

To Aggiequilter: The quilt you are referring to is similar but its not the same quilt. Three boxes verses my two. She uses fat quarters and mine is layercake friendly. Thanks for the heads up though.

Linda said...

What a great quilt! And the tutorial was very well done. Thank you so much!

Jacqueline said...

KarrieLyne I LOVE this pattern. I have it going in the Pure line from Moda right this min! You can check out a sneak peek here: http://jmsolgat.blogspot.com/2010/10/sneak-peek.html

xoxo

craftytammie said...

i love this one!!

Jeannie said...

I totally love this quilt!I have a layer cake too :)
All your quilts are awesome!!

Canadian Kristin said...

Love this quilt design and really love your excellent tutorial!

Deborah said...

Just got my cute little box kit. I'm spending this rainy day following your excellent directions. Can't wait to share!

Colleen said...

Made this quilt this week using the Wee Woodland fabric by Moda. It was super fast and easy to do. Thanks for sharing this pattern. Love it!

Monica said...

How does this pattern differ from Floating Square by Pie Plate Patterns? It is Layer Cake friendly too.

Lucy said...

How did you do the polka dot border? I have the 6 strips cut out, but can not figure out how to piece it so it fits? Help please, I'm a first time quilter and love sewing this, but am just stumped right now! Thanks :o)

KarrieLyne said...

Hi Lucy!
What I did was take 4 of the strips and sew them end to end in two sets. So you now have two long strips. Sew these onto the sides (trim selvage and lay the corners so they match up), sew, and trim. Take the excess pieces and sew one piece onto each of your remaining two strips and then sew those on the top and bottom. Or you could just sew all 6 pieces end to end and do one side at a time.

Hope that helps! :)

Karrie

Susan said...

After seeing a similar pattern for a baby quilt on Moda Bake Shop, I bought 2 layer cakes and was wondering how to adjust the pattern for larger blocks. Thanks SO much. This is exactly what I was looking for! Can't wait to get started.

rdfrasier said...

I just want to buy this quilt. I love it. I can't make quilts. do you sell them?