Honey Honey Layer Cake Quilt

Hi.  My name is Trish and I blog over at notes of sincerity.  I am so happy to be back at the Moda Bake Shop sharing another tutorial.  Let's get started, shall we?!



You can use layer cakes or charm squares for this project. I used a Layer Cake, hence the name!


1 layer cake OR 4 charm packs Honey Honey by Kate Spain
1 layer cake OR 4 charm packs Bella Solids in Snow (background fabric**)
5/8 yard binding fabric
4 yards backing fabric (Honey Honey in Sunset)

**If you prefer to use yardage for your background fabric, you will need 2 3/4 yards.
 

one.
Open layer cake and choose 36 of the 42 prints you would like for the blocks, set the other 6 aside.
 
two.
Cut each layer cake into 5" squares.  If you're using charm squares, lucky you! Jump to step three.
 



You should have  144 5" squares.  

three. 
I used yardage for my background fabric and the instructions below tell you how to cut your pieces. If you are using layer cakes, cut into quarters as shown above. You will need 156 squares. If you are using charm packs, jump on down to step four and start sewing.

From your background fabric, cut 20 5" strips x width of fabric.  Sub cut each strip into 5" squares - you will get 8 from each strip.  You will need 156 squares.

four.
Pull out 48 pattern squares and 60 solid squares.  Trim to 4.5".  Set aside. (These are your filler squares.)



five.
Pair remaining 96 solid and pattern fabrics, making half square triangles.  Press seams open, trim to 4.5" square.



six.
Arrange squares and sew block together in above pattern, one row at a time.  Pressing seams open when finished to reduce bulk.  Each block measures 20.5".


seven.
Sew quilt together 3 blocks by 4 blocks.
Cut strips of 2.5" x width of fabric and piece for length to make binding.



eight.
Quilt, bind, and enjoy!  
Beautifully long arm quilted by Kathy.  

 
61" x  84" Honey Honey Layer Cake Quilt

Trish Poolson
{notesofsincerity.blogspot.com}

44 comments:

CJ said...

This is LOVELY! Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial.

Kate said...

Gorgeous, I love it!

Quiltjane said...

Fabulous block and quilt.I love the new Kate Spain Honey Honey palette.

Leanne said...

A beautiful quilt, can you please explain how to make the half square triangles.

KatieQ said...

I love the way the blocks make a secondary pattern. Lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Domestic Bliss said...

Thank you! This is beautiful!!

kathy-o said...

Beautiful colors and setting - LOVE 1/2 squares! Thank you for sharing your talents. And thank you for the acknowledgement on the quilting....xxoo

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Such a pretty quilt and I love the fabric too!

Deborah said...

I love this! Thanks so much!

Sewn With Grace said...

Love, love, love it!

Jocelyn said...

I love it! You come up with the prettiest patterns! :) Thanks for sharing them with us.

Kinga Izabella said...

A beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Cherilyn said...

Great tutorial!! This is so pretty!!

Sinta Renee said...

Your quilt is so sweet!!! I am so excited to see your project here at Moda Bake Shop! You are awesome Trish- congratulations. Great tutorial.

Kathleen Grace said...

Beautiful quilt and the tutorial lays it all out easily. Thanks for a great tutorial!

trish said...

Oh wow. Thank you so much for the kindest comments regarding my quilt. It was so fun to make! The Honey Honey fabric reminds me of some of my fondest childhood memories, sleeping over at my Nanny's house, under her pretty floral sheets. :o) Kate Spain's fabric is just lovely!

Trish Poolson

Sydney Larson said...

Please quit telling people to press their seams open! It may reduce bulk, but it is the weakest part of your quilt and with seams pressed open they are more likely to split or tear, besides allowing the batting to migrate to the top of your quilt and leave fuzzies all over it. You should always press towards the dark or to the least amount of bulk and only open is there is no other option.

Signed - Someone with enough experience to know.

Quilt Fabric Pizazz said...

Great super easy pattern to use with any layer cake or charm packs you have in your stash. Possibilites are endless. Thanks.

PS I would not press open the seams either, would rather have a stronger quilt for many washings.

Lisas Mom said...

Soo cute, I'm going to try this and make each circle one color.

Debbie Kitsos said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

Tammy said...

Just beautiful.

Donna S. said...

Very very pretty!!

Laura G said...

I adore this fabric and have been searching patterns incessantly trying to find the perfect pattern for this fabric. Well, lucky me I have found the pattern and I will start cutting this weekend. Thank you for the pattern and the inspiration.

Erica at Sew So Crafty said...

I have just bought a layer cake and now know exactly what I'm going to do with it!

francis said...

Bellissimo questo quilt e facile da fare

Amy DeCesare said...

It's such a beautiful twist on classic quilt shapes. I especially love the size of the blocks, showing off the fabric prints. Excellent!

legato1958 said...

This is beautiful! I would love to make this someday. Thanks for sharing!

Susie

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Just beautiful! Love this quilt. Thanks.
Amanda

Moda Fabrics said...

Hello, everyone! Just a thought from Oda May on pressing seams...it is a personal preference and certainly not a law. If your quilt top is heavily quilted, neither wind nor rain will tear those seams asunder!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

You can also shorten your stitch length and press your seams open if you're concerned about them coming apart after a washing ... even shortening a stitch or two will help ... also from one who knows and been there and who STILL presses her seams open ....

amy smart said...

This quilt is gorgeous Trish! I love it!

Lorri Overson said...

To make half square triangles:

Place one white square and one patterned square rights sides together.

Using a ruler draw a line from corner to corner diagonally.

Sew 1/4 inch seam along both sides of the line.

Cut along the line with a rotary cutter.

Yield: two 1/2 square triangle blocks.

I am not sure if this ends up with the size called for in this pattern so try with scraps first.

littlebluecottage said...

From Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle, who have a lot of experience too...
http://craftnectar.com/2012/02/17/the-whys-and-hows-of-pressing-seams-open

Amy Lee said...

What a wonderful quilt! I love the pattern. Thanks for sharing. I adore the quilting design on top too. What kind of design is it? I am new at free motion and am starting to explore different designs. This one really is just so lovely!

excuseme23 said...

I love your quilt so much I have started making my own, got 3 blocks together since yesterday. I am using Marmalade and a selection of fabrics from my stash, making it 3 rows by 3 as a lap quilt. Thank you for such a gorgeous and easy to follow pattern.

trish said...

Hi Amy.
I have a fabulous quilter named Kathy. Here is a link to her site :
http://kathystitchbystitch.blogspot.com/
Trish

trish said...

Hi excuseme23.
Yay! So glad to hear that you are having a great time creating your quilt. :o)
Trish

trish said...

Hi Lorri.
Thanks for your instructions!
Trish

Margaret Looby said...

I love this fabric, and the same for the pattern. Now I know I won't mind a "staycation" at all! Thanks for a great tutorial, I can't wait!

Nita said...

This is exactly the sort of pattern I was looking for! Lovely - thanks :)

Tanya said...

Thanks for this wonderful pattern! I just finished mine and wanted to share http://instagram.com/p/b9E_k8Fpag/

EM said...

Do you think that a brighter white fabric would compliment the collection as well as the snow?

Sue said...

Awesome quilt pattern! Mine turned out lovely. Thanks!! As for pressing seams open, I have been doing that with some of my quilts for years and my quilts are heavily used by my family (which means lots of washings too!). I have yet to have an issue from pressing open. I do shorten my stitch length for piecing, but that's it. So, no worries if you choose to press those seams open! :-)

Mary Essenburg said...

Hi,

Thank you for the wonderful quilt pattern.

Just a suggestion for the blocks you need to be 4 1/2":
--Cut strips of the white 4 1/2" instead of cutting down charms. Much faster!
--It is also faster to sort and cut the layer cake into 4 1/2" strips and then into squares.

I hope this makes sense.

Thanks again!

MB