Strawberry Fields Forever Quilt

 

Hi! This is Jera from Quilting In The Rain bringing you this Strawberry Fields Forever pattern (thanks again Lalobe from Austria for the name idea)! I love this pattern because each block will be unique to your own making…there are no precise measurements; simply cut, stack, whack and sew!

This quilt top requires a single layer cake pack. I used the Strawberry Fields collection by Fig Tree & Co. Make one yourself and visit my blog {QuiltingInTheRain.blogspot.com} for an easy chance to win a Layer Cake!

Note: this pattern assumes a 1/4″ seam allowance.


1 layer cake pack (Forty-two 10″ squares)
3 yards for backing
3/8 yard for binding

Step 1 – Choose four squares from your layer cake pack.

Step 2 – Layer all four squares so they are stacked evenly on top of one another. Then, using a rotary cutter and ruler, make 2 diagonal cuts as shown below.

Step 3 – After making the above cuts through all four layers of the squares, you will yield the following. All four pieces of the letter ‘a’ should be the same shape and size, as with the letter ‘b’ and ‘c’.

As shown below, switch around the letter ‘b’ pieces so that the colors are alternating. In this photo, I simply switched the top ‘b’ with the bottom ‘b’.

Sew the newly arranged a, b and c pieces together as shown below to yield four blocks.

Step 4 – Layer all four pieced-together blocks so they are stacked evenly on top of one another. Rotate the stacked blocks 90 degrees, as shown below. Similar to step 2, make 2 diagonal cuts.

Step 5 – After making the above cuts through all four layers of the pieced-together blocks, you will yield the following. Same as before, all four pieces of the letter ‘a’ should be the same shape and size, as with the letter ‘b’ and ‘c’.

Here’s the fun part! Switch around the a, b or c pieces, so long as they are switched with their same letter (e.g. only switch a ‘b’ piece with another ‘b’). For this quilt, I stuck with only switching around the ‘b’ pieces. I like the way it looks, and it’s simpler. Here are two different ways you can switch around the ‘b’ pieces:

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Step 6 – Then, sew the newly arranged a, b and c pieces to form 4 finished blocks (9″ squares finished).

Step 7 – Repeat until you have a total of 42 finished blocks. Then, arrange each block in 7 rows of 6 blocks each.

Sew each block together in each row, and then sew the rows together. Quilt and bind!


One fabulous 52″x 60″ quilt!

That’s it (I told you it was easy). It might seem a little confusing at first, but once you get started you’ll quickly get the hang of it. Thanks for checking out my tutorial!

Come visit me at www.QuiltingInTheRain.blogspot.com whether it’s to check out my latest crafting, or for a chance to win a Layer Cake (or both!).

Happy Quilting!

Jera Brandvig
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