Opposites Attract (aka Alford Inn Quilt)

1 Old Glory Gatherings Layer Cake
1 Old Glory Gatherings Jelly Roll
3/4 yd. binding fabric
 5 yd. backing fabric

 Layer Cake:
Trim 1 1/8" off two adjoining sides of each layer cake piece to make an 8 7/8" square. (Careful: cut adjoining sides or you will end up with a rectangle!)

Make 18 sets of 2 complimentary layer cakes 8 7/8" squares, placing right sides together. On the lighter of the 2 cakes, draw a diagonal line with your ruler, creating two triangles. ( 5 layer cake pieces will be leftover.)

Sew 1/4" down each side of the drawn line. Cut down the diagonal line to make two half square triangles from each square.  Press the 1/2 square triangles open, with seam allowances to the darker side.

Jelly Roll:
From Each jelly roll strip, cut 4 pieces:
     2 - 8 1/2" x 2 1/2"
     2 - 12 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Cut carefully - there is very little waste.

Match the coordinating cut jelly roll strips with each set of the 8 1/2" half square triangles that you made. First, sew the 8 1/2" strips on the sides of the coordinating block. (Opposite colors attached to each other.) Press seam allowance away from the block to reduce bulk.

Then sew the 12 1/2" strips on the top and bottom, as in the picture below.

 Make 35 blocks.
Lay then out 5 by 7 in any fashion that is appealing to your eye.

This makes a 60" x 84"quilt.

Other size options:

72" x 84": 6 x 7 - block layout
                42 - completed blocks
                2 fat quarters for additional squares and jelly roll strips.
                3/4 yd. binding fabric
                5 yd. backing fabric

96" x 120": 10 x 8 - block layout
                  80 - completed blocks
                  Requires an additional layer cake and jelly roll to complete 80 blocks.
                  1 yd. binding fabric
                  8.5 yd. backing fabric


Cindy Alford



I am Just One Mom said...

most excellent tut and quilt! Thank you for sharing this very do-able quilt.

Clairellen said...

This would make a terrific Quilt of Valor...thanks for the tutorial..

Jenn said...

OH, I love this quilt - can't seem to find the "print friendly" button....am I missing it?

Rosa said...

Spectacular quilt and fabrics.Thanks for the tutorial!!

Janet said...

So cute! I love the colors and the tutorial. Is there a "Printer Friendly" button? I can't seem to find it on this recipe. Thank you!

Aggiequilter said...

What a great pattern! But I don't see the "print" version link for this ??
Help, Moda !! thanks

Summer said...

That is such a cute pattern. Very countryside-ish ;)


cathy said...

Love this quilt. I have already started my version of it. It goes together quickly and easily! Thanks so much!!