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Hi everyone, it's Wendy from Sewing in the Wendy City, back with my third Moda Bake Shop post!  

I'm thrilled to bring you a pattern for a child-sized quilt -- not quite a lap size, but bigger than a baby quilt and long enough to cover the toes of your grade-schooler.  For fabric requirements for a larger sized quilt, please visit my blog.

1 Layer Cake of Amelia by Me and My Sister Designs
1.5 yards of sashing (white with black dots, # 22167 17)
0.5 yards of binding (purple stripe, #22165 14)
1.5 yards of backing (flannel purple flowers, #22161 14F)


from sashing:
cut 18 strips Width of Fabric (WOF) that are 1.5" wide
cut 5 strips WOF that are 2.5" wide

from binding:
cut 5 strips WOF that are 2.5" wide

Choose 20 of your layer cake squares to go in the quilt.  Since my sashing had a white background, I avoided the layers with a white background.

Separate them into 5 piles of 4 squares each.  Each of the 4 squares should be a different color or background.

Start with your first pile.  Stack the 4 squares on top of each other.  Take them to your cutting mat and cut a straight line on the diagonal.  No need to measure, you can't do this wrong!

Just make sure you are cutting all 4 at one time -- very important!

Now you are going to sew a piece of 1.5" sashing to all 4 of the left pieces (the larger piece).  Leave a little extra at the top and the bottom.  Press.  Trim even with the edge of the block.

Next, sew a matching piece to the other side.  You will have 2 groups when you do this, so your 4 blocks will look like this:

Notice that the purple and teal florals are paired, and the blue and pinks are paired.  This is on purpose so that it all goes together nicely at the end and each finished block has all 4 prints in it.

Stack all 4 blocks and make another cut crossing the first one as shown.

Again, be sure you are cutting all 4 blocks at once.

Sew a piece of 1.5" sashing to all 4 of the top pieces.  Leave a little extra at the top and the bottom.  Press.  Trim even with the edge of the block.

Finally, match up the other side of the block so that each block has all 4 prints in it and sew.

You will end up with 4 blocks, each with all 4 prints.

Repeat for the 4 other piles of 4 blocks each until you have 20 total blocks.

Trim all to 10" square.

Lay them out in a pleasing design.

From your 1.5" sashing strips, subcut into (16) 11" strips.  These will be sewn to the bottom edge of 16 of the blocks.  

Then sew into columns as shown.

Add in a 1.5" sashing strip between the columns as shown.

Finally, add the 2.5" strips of sashing to all 4 sides of the quilt top.

Trim the corners, quilt and bind as desired.

I used a flannel print from the Amelia line for the backing, and I love how pretty and soft it turned out!

1 beautiful child-sized quilt, measuring approximately 43" x 53"

Boy do I love a striped binding!

Edited to add...
If you wanted to make the same quilt larger, you could make it from 30 squares.
To do this, you'd need 2 3/4 yards sashing and 1/2 yard of binding.
Finished size would be approximately 65" x 73".
Make 5 columns of 6 blocks each.

Want to see what I made with my leftover layer cakes?  Head on over to Sewing at the Wendy City to see!

As always, I am honored to post on Moda Bake Shop.  Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!

With love,

Wendy Poling


Maribel said...

This one looks great! I would like to have it a little bit bigger, but you already pointed on yout blog!
Well done!

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Anonymous said...

So cute!

bmom said...

Love slice and dice quilts -- especially such fun ones!

Jessica M said...

Love it Wendy!!! you are so talented!!!

PDXPam said...

Beautiful! When the printer friendly version is up, I'm definitely saving this one.

LOVE the Amelia fabrics...can't wait to get some.

Molly said...

This is just precious, Wendy!

Meredith said...

Great job! It seems like this would come together really quickly. I might have to try it :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE this quilt. I am a new quilter(only 4 under my belt).....this may be my next project. Thank you so very much!

jle819 said...

Wow, this is really super cute, a nd it looks do-able for me (a beginner), so I think I'll try it!

Victoria said...

Es un trabajo precioso y me parece muy sencillo de hacer mi mas grata enorabuena!

Kristy said...

I love it, especially the spots used in the sashing!

Quiltjane said...

Great design, Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. Love the striped binding.

Sharon Pernes said...

What a fun quilt and made from one of my fav fabric lines!

Mame Johnston said...

Love this fabric line and the quilt is wonderful made up in it! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lorraine said...

Hi from Jersey U.K. Love the quilt Wendy, fabric is just gorgeous.

Greenville Coupon Clippers said...

I have been craving some Amelia fabric, but alas, I have so much in my stash that I must use it first. I have some other great fabs to use this with - Breakfast at Tiffany's and some Blush, maybe even my Halloween fabric. Thanks so much for sharing!

SarahZ said...

Your recipes are AMAZING! So fresh...and so do-able! They "blow me away" :) Thanks!

annmarie said...

That is soooo cute, Wendy. Amelia is one of my favorites right now & it is perfect for your quilt. Thanks so much for sharing.

Robin said...

Such a fun and simple (but complicated looking!) design-- I love it! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Sherry said...

What a fun quilt. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

foodmathquilts said...

Very cute! I'm going to try this with Christmas fabric and dark dashing.

Did your blocks come out to be all the same size? Or did you square them up before sashing?


Wendy said...

I trimmed all blocks to 10" square.

Lizards aren't cuddly said...

This is a lovely, simple to do quilt, that looks quite complicated. Love your fabric choice as well :)


Quilting In The Rain said...

Awesome tutorial!

bethanndodd said...

Great tutorial! I think it would go well with all of my Suess fabric...thanks for sharing! Oh, and your Mom tote turned out great...perfect way to use up those squares :) Smiles~Beth

Me and My Sister Designs said...

Thanks Wendy!
The quilt is darling!

I will have a post up about the quilt on our blog Monday or Tuesday.


pop said...

How do you have the time to do all of these projects? The girls would love this pattern.

farmgal said...

So fun! I want a big one like this for me!

Connie said...

This is so cute!

Anonymous said...

I love this quilt and am buying the material today to get started on it. I was looking for a fun pattern for my daughter to take on sports trips for the buss ride. this is a great one!!

Anonymous said...

I am such a rookie. I'm just starting to quilt and loving it. I don't understand when you list the Moda fabric collections you use, how to find it. You are so good at listing the layer cake of Amerlia, etc. and the description and numbers, but how and where do I purchase those fabrics? Can I get them online, or do I need to go to my local quilt shop?
Rookie in Utah

Moda Fabrics said...

Hi Anonymous, you can purchase Moda fabrics at your local quilt shop or online at a fabric retailer. A google search of your location and the fabric line should pop up helpful results. Thanks!

memories1303 said...

I have made a quilt like this but without sashing, this one is so cute love sashing with dots, think will go and make one, love it !

mariabetti said...

I love this quilt! Any chance you've also done it in baby boy colors that you could post? I'm trying to get an idea for a quilt for a new baby boy and thought this would be fun to try.

Diane aka Nana said...

Love, love, love thus quilt! It will be my next project.

Gemini Jen said...

Thanks for the awesome inspiration! I have bought a layer cake and am looking forward to doing a larger-sized quilt for myself (what a novelty!). Have begun my own Amelia quilt design for a friend, using charm packs and the inspiration of your use of of the polkadot sashing - view at...