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:


or


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
{QuiltingInTheRain.blogspot.com}

34 comments:

annanurse said...

So much fun and so easy, thanks for the tutorial. Been eagerly waiting for it since I first saw it on your blog. Now I just have to find a shop selling layer cakes here in Switzerland :-)

Barb said...

I love this style! I have a layer cake of Birdie by Me and My Sister just calling to be used :)

Peach Rainbow said...

Thanks for the step by step tutorial - It's a beautiful pattern :D

Sherry said...

I love the new Strawberry Fields fabric. I also love your recipe and that it can easily be used with any layer cake. Thanks so much for sharing.

Suzanne said...

I bookmarked this for the technique you used. Thanks!

Diane N said...

I love your quilt! Thanks for the tutorial.

Greenville Coupon Clippers said...

OOOO, I have a Breakfast at Tiffany's Layer cake this would look lovely with! Thanks. I just love quick patterns that don't look quick!

napergal50 said...

What a fun and easy way to work with a layer cake! I've got sn "It's a Hoot" by Momo layer cake that would be perfect for this! Thank you!

Leslie said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!! I have been searching for the "right" pattern for my three year olds bed quilt. I have the fabric, but have had problems finding just the "right" pattern....until now! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

MN2NM said...

Another great project, Jera! Thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

I really like this pattern. I love how "scrappy it looks. This is definately one for me to-do list.

Victoria said...

Genial, es super sencillo, me apunto la idea y seguro que en seguida la llevo a cabo.

Mother of Five said...

Love this pattern.... Thinking of getting started on this tonight..... Thanks

Wonky Girl said...

Aw, those "wonky" squares look fun to make and turn into a pretty quilt. I like about anything wonky. LOL

Lillian said...

I saw this this morning and KNEW it was perfect for my Dream On layer cake and yardage. It's going to be my anual Mother's Day gift to myself.

The Army of Four said...

I just LOVE this! Thank you so much for your tutorial; you make it sound very simple. I can't wait to give it a try!
KZK

hmdraney@gmail.com said...

Love this technique! Thank you!

amber said...

I love it, one more for me to make

Marcia W. said...

Wonderful step-by-step instructions. This is my ability level too. Now, let me visit your blog.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thank you for this great design!

Michael said...

Thanks for a great tutorial. It looks like it will be a fun pattern! (I want to make a quilt for our niece that's getting married this summer...this is probably the pattern)!!

Jennifer said...

this is absolutely gorgeous!

Barbara said...

This is a perfect summer quilting project! So cute and simple! Thanks!

Jeanne said...

Very fun and summer looking! I look forward to making one.

gill said...

I love this pattern
Thanks!

Needle little Balance said...

What a great pattern! Looks like it´s fun to make. Definitely on my to-do-list! Lalobe

knitstar3000 said...

Just great, would lend itself to so many different fabric ranges, or just scrappy scrappy scrappy too!

JeanInMaine said...

I really love this pattern Easy but with a little difference. The tutorial is very simple to follow. Thank you.

Vickey Hughes said...

Thanks for sharing, love it!! :)

Patch Cor e Ação said...

Eu adorei as dicas, meu inglês é razoável e sou iniciante na arte com tecidos e consegui entender tudo...obrigada!

Meire Brasil said...

Estou começando e mesmo o meu inglês ser razoável consegui aproveitar as suas dicas, obrigada!! estou apaixonada pelo seu blog...

mez said...

I have got to step 6 and cannot get seams to line up once sewn. How did you manage that?

Team Chicka said...

Thank you. This is EXACTLY the kind of pattern I have been looking for to make some quilts for gifts!

Amy said...

I love this! Reminds me of quilts my grandmother made!