Summer Dreamin'


Hi there! It's me again, Kaye from Miss Print! I'm so happy to be back here at the Bake Shop with my second tutorial. It's getting pretty cold here in many parts of the northern hemisphere, so why not make a quilt to remind yourself of the beautiful colours and warm evenings of summer? This is a quilt to snuggle, cuddle, and dream under.





2 layers cakes - I used Dream On by Urban Chiks
1 bella solids layer cake - I used Snow
4 7/8 yards for backing - I used Groovy in Blue Moon from Dream On
7/8 yard for binding - I used Old School in Grass from Dream On






Select 20 squares from each of your Dream On layer cakes - the 20 squares from each layer cake should be matching, as you will need 2 matching printed squares to complete each block. You will also need 40 of the squares from your solid layer cake for a total of 80 layer cake squares.

Divide your layer cake squares into piles containing your two matching printed squares and two solid squares - these four squares will be the basis for each block.

The following directions are for one block:

On the backside of each solid square, draw a line down the middle from each point (i.e. top right point to bottom left point, and top left point to bottom right point) so that you have an X traversing the whole of the square.


Pair up one solid square and one printed square right sides together. On both sides of the lines you just drew, sew a 1/4" seam.



Now it's time to cut your square - this will yield 8 half square triangles (HSTs):

Do not cut down your diagonal lines quite yet. Cut your square in half so that you are left with two 10x5" pieces.

Now cut each 10x5" piece in half so that you are left with four 5x5" pieces.


Cut down the diagonal line on each 5x5" square. Press your seams toward the printed fabric.


Repeat with your remaining solid and printed square. Each finished HST should measure 4.5" square (trim if necessary).

Lay out your 16 HSTs as shown in the picture below.


Sew your HSTs together row by row.

Sews the rows together to form your block. Look at that... your block is done! Your block should now measure 16.5" square (to finish at 16" square).


Repeat the above steps with the rest of your block piles.

Lay your blocks out in a 4x5 grid and sew into rows. Now sew your rows together and your quilt top is done!

Sandwich, baste, quilt, bind and you're done!







 Finished quilt will measure 64x80".

Since there are enough printed layer cake squares left to make a second quilt (obviously you will need to double the rest of the ingredients), why not swap squares with a friend so that you can each make two quilts but with different fabrics? Or get a little funky and incorporate some of your extra squares into a pieced back? I'm sure you won't be short on ideas for how to use that awesome leftover yumminess!

Kaye Prince
{Miss Print}

43 comments:

Little Miss Shabby said...

I always love quilts made using this block! Fabulous quilt! =)

BJ in TX said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial - this is a keeper for sure - will be making it soon!

Vickie E said...

I love this quilt~

aneela said...

Great tutorial Kaye!!
It's nice to be reminded of summer when it's so cold out.

Jenny said...

Oh, this is just beautiful!

Wendy said...

this is beautiful!

piece peace said...

This is super. Thank you for this tutorial. I will have to make one of these.

Sherry said...

Your quilt looks great. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I can't wait to try this one.

Diane N said...

Oh I love this! It is beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial

badlandsquilts said...

Wonderful quilt... I love the larger size throws for those of us in cold climates!

Ms. De said...

Love this quilt and the block!! Great job!! The fabric choice is awesome too!

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful quilt.

Karenkay said...

Beautiful!

Tara said...

So pretty!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

that is awesome! since I seem to collect more charm packs instead of layer cakes (I'm trying to upgrade my stash slowly), I may try this with my charm squares and make a wallhanging or table topper. For sure. I love this!

Quilting In The Rain said...

This is a beautiful quilt! I love the vintage look to it, and it looks so lovely with the "Dream On" collection. Thanks for sharing!

Lindsay said...

Your Pin wheels in the house quilt pattern is on my "to do list" and now this one is added right below! Great idea to switch your extra squares with a friend! So much fun! Thanks for sharing!

traceyjay said...

I love Dutch pinwheels! It's beautiful! :)

Jessica said...

Absolutely love this tutorial . . . the colors are gorgeous and I always love Kaye's fun use of pinwheels!

Suzanne S. said...

Oh wow! What a great shortcut for getting all these HST! Beautiful quilt and wonderful fabrics. Thanks for sharing. Suzanne S.

susiloci said...

Es una maravilla. Me gusta mucho, me encanta.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wonderful pattern and beautiful quilt!
Now who wants to swap half of their Dream On layer cake with me???

Angela Yosten said...

very pretty miss print! love it!

Angela said...

Such a beautiful quilt Kaye! Lovely as always. :)

Think Outside the Box said...

Sew cute and so much simpler than I thought it would be, thank you, I will definitely put this one on my "to do" list.

foodmathquilts said...

I've never seen this block before - its beautiful!

Thanks for a creative pattern.

Katie B. said...

Beautiful pattern, Kaye!

Caroline said...

It is on my to-do list now. Thanks! :D

MargieMuss said...

Thank you so much for this adorable pattern. HSTs are my favorite, but I am in a rut - using them the same way in all my patterns. I can't wait to get some solids and make this pattern! I love it!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Congrats on such a beautiful creation!

Poppyprint said...

This is aces, Kaye!

fialka012 said...

Hezké...

Patchelle said...

So cute...

ladyof2 said...

Your summer dreamin quilt is a beauty...I love all your quilts..!!

Tiziana said...

Fantastic!!!So sweet!!!
Tiziana

Kim and Jim said...

I really like the simplicity, yet beauty, of this quilt! I will definitely have to give it a try.

eileensideways said...

love it, so springy!

Bender said...

I made one quilt top so far! My plan is to use up all of the layer cakes and divided the colors as pink-orange-yellow and blue-green-yellow; my mom and dad hate sharing blankets so i figured making two of the same style, but in different colors would work for them. I just finished the pink-orange-yellow top. Its gorgeous - not as vibrant as yours, but still gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kaye Prince said...

Hi Bender! I would absolutely love to see your quilts when they're finished and possibly featuring them on my blog! Let me know if that's something that you'd like. And thanks so much for using my pattern and for the compliments on my quilt!

Anonymous said...

I made one of these and instead of putting a straight border on it I made a row of white and border squares and then a straight border and it finished out the on point white squares around the edge of the quilt / I will try to send photo. from indiana quilter

Romina said...

I'm in the middle of making a black and white version of this, can I ask what colour thread you used to piece it together and for quilting?

Rebecca said...

Love this quilt and your directions are wonderful

Rebecca said...

Could you use charm packs with the same results using Missouri Star Quilt half squre triangle idea?