1 Sherbet Pips layer cake
3 yards of Grey Cherry for backing
1/2 yard of Vanilla Cherry for binding
Batting that measures at least 65" x 70"
For your blocks:
Cut 40 10" strips from the jelly roll
Cut 40 14" strips from the jelly roll
Cut 15 13" strips from the jelly roll
From your red layer cake squares that you set aside, cut 8-10 2.5" squares
Piecing the blocks:
* Use a 1/4" seam allowance for all piecing*
Chain piecing make this quilt fly together and I chain pieced my blocks like this:
1. Sew the 10" strips to one side of the square. Snip the thread between each block.
3. Press the seams open
4. Repeat steps 1-3 with the 14" strips on the other two sides of the square.
*If you have questions about chain piecing, you can find a great tutorial here.*
Making the sashing:
I constructed this quilt with vertical rows so you will be making 3 rows of sashing. Each row of sashing will use 5 13" strips.
If you want a more uniform look, you can stitch the red squares in a consistent pattern... i.e. one red square stitched to one end of each 13" strip.
Depending on how many red squares you use in your sashing, your sashing strips might be a bit too long once sewn to the corresponding row of blocks. If this is the case, don't panic! Before you open the unit to press, simply square the end of the strip even with the row of blocks as shown in the picture.
Sew your sashing to row 1 and press your seams. Stitch this new unit to row 2.
Sew your second sashing unit to row 2 and press your seam. Stitch this unit to row 3.
Sew your last sashing unit to row 3 and press your seam. Stitch this unit to row 4.
Press that last seam and your quilt top is complete!