Four Square Layer Cake Quilt


Hi! I’m Sherri from A Quilting Life, and I’m happy to be here today to share a quilt on the Moda Bake Shop!  This is a super fun and easy Layer Cake quilt that has a fast and easy construction technique.


1 Layer Cake Reunion
2 1/4 yards Moda Bella Bleached White (9900-97)
1 1/4 yards Outer Border Fabric (5477-18)
3/4 yards Binding Fabric (5476-22)
4 1/2 yards Backing Fabric (5470-17)

1  Quilt 70″ x 80″

Start by choosing 30 Layer Cake squares and cut each square into (4) 5″ x 5″ squares.  For a scrappier quilt, use all of your Layer Cake squares, cutting a total of (120) 5” x 5” squares.

From your neutral fabric cut (8) 1 1/2″ strips.  Cross-cut these strips into 60 pieces 1 1/2″ x 5″.
From your neutral fabric also cut (20) 1 1/2″ strips.  Cross-cut these into 60 1 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ pieces.
From your neutral fabric cut (23) 1 1/2″ strips. Cross-cut these into 90 1 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ pieces.

From your border fabric cut (8) 5″ x width of fabric strips.
From your binding fabric cut (8) 2 1/2″ x width of fabric strips.

1. Take two different 5″ squares and join them together with a 1 1/2″ x 5″ background strip in between. Press background fabric towards the squares.

  
Repeat to make 60 of these units.

2. Join two units from step one with a 1 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ background strip. Press toward strips. Make 30 of these units.

3. Sew two 1 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ strips to either side of the units created in step 2. Press toward the side strips.

4. Sew two 1 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ strips to the top and bottom of each unit created in step 3. Press toward the top and bottom strips. Your block will measure 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″.

Layout the blocks in a pleasing arrangement, alternating the way the blocks are turned so you don’t have to worry about matching seams. This is the part that makes putting this quilt together so easy!

5. You should have 6 rows with 5 blocks each. Sew 5 blocks together to make each row.  Sew the six rows together.

This is what the seams will look like where 4 blocks meet. You won’t have to worry about matching seams until you sew the rows together.

6. Measure the left and right sides of your quilt. Take an average of this measurement. Piece your border fabric together then cut two pieces to this measurement. Sew to left and right sides of quilt. Press towards border fabric.
7.  Measure the top and bottom of your quilt; again, take an average of these measurements. Cut two strips to this measurement, then sew to the top and bottom of your quilt.
9. Piece backing fabric together to measure 6″ larger all around than your quilt.
10.  Layer quilt top with batting and backing. Quilt as desired.
11.  Bind using the 2 1/2″ strips.
Enjoy your creation!
Sherri McConnell

Sherri McConnell
Sherri McConnell

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