Silver Trails Quilt

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This quilt finishes at approximately 48″ x 60″.

1 Layer Cake® {Silver Linings in Colors by Laundry Basket Quilts}
¾ yard light accent fabric
¾ yard dark accent fabric
1½ yard background fabric (shown as light teal in this quilt)
½ yard binding fabric
3¼ yard backing fabric

All seams are scant ¼”. WOF = width of fabric

CUTTING

  • Select 20 Layer Cake® squares for the main print in each block. Trim down to (20) 6½” squares.
  • From each of  7 light Layer Cake® squares, cut (5) 2″ x 10″ strips.
  • From each of  7 dark Layer Cake® squares, cut (5) 2″ x 10″ strips.
  • From light accent fabric, cut (7) 3½” x WOF strips. Subcut each strip into (12) 3½” squares.
  • From dark accent fabric, cut (7) 3½” x WOF strips. Subcut each strip into (12) 3½” squares.
  • From background fabric, cut (14) 3½” x WOF strips. Subcut each strips into (6) 3½” x 6½” rectangles.
PIECING
Choose two contrasting Layer Cake® strips. With right sides together, sew along the long side.  Press to towards the darker fabric. Repeat to join all light/dark strip sets.
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Cut each strip set into (5) 2″ segments.
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Combine 2-patches to create (80) 4-patches. You will have extra.
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Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side of each light and dark accent fabric square. Place one dark accent fabric square on a background fabric rectangle, right sides together. Sew along the pencil line. Trim ¼” away from the seam and press. Repeat on the opposite corner with a light accent fabric square.
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Make 40 of each mirror image block.

Assemble the block as shown below.  Make 20 blocks.

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Assemble the quilt top following the layout shown below.
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Layer, baste, and quilt as desired.

 

 Your finished quilt will measure approximately 48″ x 60″.

Oda May

Adapted from Sunny Trails by Corey Yoder.

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Oda May

Oda May

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7 comments on “Silver Trails Quilt

  1. kkfboise says:

    Shouldn’t the large squares be cut at 6-1/2″ not 8-1/2″ ?

  2. Donna Irmis says:

    What are the quilt dimensions?

  3. jennifer says:

    “trim down [the 10″ layer cake square that i just spent hard earned money to buy] to 6½” ” really?! how wasteful that is, and assumes that we all have extra money to spend on fabric that will be “wasted”. come on, Moda, you can do better than that!

    • Lisa Calle says:

      Hi Jennifer, this pattern was designed for a Layer Cake. Most of the squares are used in the quilt. You will have scrap fabric. Of course, you can always do some calculations to use fabric from your stash or from your scrap bin.

    • Kim Prince says:

      I would use 4 more layer cake squares and add a row to the bottom to make it longer. Cut the scraps from all the trimmed down 6 1/2″ squares to make the 2″ square patches. You would need a little more yardage of the accent, background, binding, and backing fabrics.

  4. Susan Suchower says:

    The way I see it, you could cut your (10 total) 2″ by 10″ lights and darks from the scraps of the 6 1/2 squares so only 20 layer cakes are used. You would have 20 extra for another quilt. I also like Kim’s idea of another row; you would still have 16 layer cakes left.I think I am going to use this awesome pattern as a fat quarter buster and use grunge for the background fabric. Thanks, Oda May!

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