Hope you enjoy making it as much as I do!
*This block I saw on someone's blog and searched all over to find the instructions to it, or even find the name of the block. With no luck I decided to re-create it.*
(2) Grace by 3 Sisters Layer Cakes
(2) Basic Bella White Layer Cakes
1 1/2 yard brown fabric (this is your last border color)
3/4 yard for binding (any color you like)
8 yards for backing (any color you like)
I know that at first glance this quilt/block looks very hard, but the hardest part is having all the pieces facing the right way. Hopefully these step-by-step instructions will help!
Here are your cutting instructions:
Take your white 3 1/8" squares and draw a diagonal line. You can use a fancy quilting pen, regular pen, marker, or pencil. You will cut on this line so just don't use something that is really thick.
Once you have the line drawn, pin the square right sides together with a colored square.
Sew 1/4" along each side of the line you drew. The fastest way to do this is chain stitching. Chain stitching is when you continually feed in the fabric leaving a little space of thread between each.
Once you have your squares sewn together, cut on the line - splitting them into two.
Press each square toward the colored fabric.
At this point you need to trim up your squares. Depending on how straight your stitching is, you might have to trim more to make sure all squares are the same. If you do this, make sure you cut down your plain squares (white and colored) to the same size. In this case, just trim your block to 2 3/4" squares.
I am going to show you ONE way you could put together your blocks:
Layout all of your squares into this pattern, then sew the rows together and then columns or...
Separate them into 16 mini blocks (4 squares in each)
Then increase them to larger blocks (16 squares each)
Then finish up your whole block. Depending on you and how you visualize your quilts you can try this or:
Separate all of your little squares into this pattern. This is where you can randomize your color schemes. But the block is made up of 8 of each of these. (8 white based ones and 8 color based ones). Leaving you a total of 160 of each.
Then you will create this star with all of your little pieces. This star rotates to get every position. Then you assemble the quilt.
Assembling the Quilt Top:
You will need to sew together a grid of 4X5. Sew anyway you want them to go together, but again make sure you assemble them correctly (watch for accidentally turning a block the wrong way).
Then you will have all your squares like this.
Then add your second set of borders:
Now you have your quilt top done!
In the end you will have a quilt approximately 88"x106", a nice quilt for you bed. This quilt will fit either a queen or a full size bed.