Layers of Love Quilt

Layers of Love

Hi! My name is Sterling LaBosky, owner of Sterling Quilt Company, and I am so excited to be back on the Moda Bake Shop! Quilts are made to be used and loved, and this layer cake friendly quilt makes it easy to wrap your sweetheart in “Layers of Love.”

This quilt finishes at 63″ x 69″.

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1 Little Miss Sunshine Layer Cake
1 1/3 yards background fabric {Bleached White 9900 97}
1 3/4 yards accent fabric {Ruby Ice 9900 169}
4 yards backing fabric
½ yard binding fabric

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Cutting:

From the background fabric:

  • Cut 9 strips 2″ x WOF. Subcut into 2″ squares, 20 per strip for a total of 168.
  • Cut 6 strips 3 1/2″ x WOF. Set aside for sashing.

From the accent fabric:

  • Cut 11 strips 5″ x WOF. Subcut into 5″ squares, 8 per strip for a total of 84.

From the layer cake:

  • Cut all 42 squares in half. You will have 84 rectangles measuring 5″ x 10″.

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From the binding fabric:

  • Cut 7 strips 2 1/2″ x WOF.

 

Block Assembly:

All seam allowances are 1/4″ throughout.

Mark a line from corner to corner on the backside of your 2″ background squares and on your 5″ accent squares. The 2″ squares will make the tops of your hearts and the 5″ squares will be the bottoms. Tip: I marked a second line 1/2″ away from the diagonal on my accent squares. This will serve as another sew line to make bonus half square triangle blocks as you go.

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Starting with your 2″ background squares, place them RST with your layer cake rectangles and stitch on the lines. Trim away the excess 1/4″ past your stitch line.

Now place your 5″ accent squares RST with your layer cake rectangles and stitch on BOTH lines. Tip: Always keep your straight cut in the middle and your original pinked edge on the outside of your block to know which side is left or right for your heart block.

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To ensure nesting seams, press all the right sides of your hearts in toward the middle and all your left sides out. Press all your bonus half square triangle blocks toward the print.

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Choose 3 hearts and leave them as half heart blocks. Sew the remaining 39 heart blocks together. Press each heart block to the left to nest your seams later when sewing your rows together, or press open if you prefer.

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Trim your bonus half square triangle blocks to 4″ square.

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Quilt Layout:

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Piece together your 3 1/2″ sashing strips you set aside earlier. You will need 4 sashing rows measuring 63 1/2″ long.

Lay out your blocks according to the picture. There will be 7 heart blocks across by 6 blocks down. Place a sashing row on the top and bottom and in between each set of two heart rows.

Sew your blocks together and press each row in alternating directions. If you press each row toward the left side of your hearts, your seams will nest when you flip every other row upside down.

Sew all your rows together and press toward the sashing.

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This quilt finishes at 63″ x 69″.

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I hope you guys “love” this quilt as much as I do, and I would love to see your Layers of Love quilts. Just tag me on Instagram @sterlingquiltco using #layersoflovequilt.

Remember those bonus half square triangle blocks, the possibilities are endless! Here are a couple of bonus pillows that I made. Just have fun and Happy Sewing!

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Sterling LaBosky

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