Layer Cakes On Point Quilt

I am fairly new to sewing and quilting. Cutting fabric for a project can be somewhat intimidating. I’m afraid I’m going to cut something incorrectly, not be able to read the pattern correctly, or run out of fabric. Because of this, I prefer patterns that require as little cutting as possible – and with little or no piecing. Please check out my instagram page (@mona.phelps) for the most recent updates on what I’m working on.

This quilt/project finishes at 60″ x 73″.


2 Layer Cakes® – Eat, Drink, & Be Ugly by Sandy Gervais
1-2 yards border fabric – Bella Solids Natural 9900 12 Moda #1
2 yards background fabric – 108″ Grunge Cherry 11108 265 Moda Basics #1
1 yard binding fabric – Eat Drink Be Ugly Night Sky 17926 15 Moda


For this quilt, “Layer Cakes on Point,” you will sew together pieces from layer cakes in strips (2 sets each of 3, 5, 7, and 9). You then sew the strips together, lining up the pieces from layer cake 1 to layer cake 2, starting with the 9-piece strips. After all the strips are sewn together, you cut down the sides, making it into a rectangle. Sew on the border and you’re ready to quilt and bind!

You will need two layer cakes, a small amount of fabric for a border, backing fabric, and binding fabric (see the “Ingredients” above). One option for the layer cakes would be to use a patterned set and then also a solid set. For my quilt, I used two of the “Eat, Drink, and Be Ugly” layer cakes by Sandy Gervais for Moda. I sorted the layer cakes in to low volume prints and brighter prints.

After you have your stacks of low volume and brighter prints, you will sew together rows. You want to alternate a brighter print and low volume prints. I started and ended each row with one of the brighter prints.

After I sewed all the individual rows, I tried a couple of different layouts to see which one I liked best.

Once you decide which layout you want to use, sew the rows together. You will sew both 9-piece rows together for the center of the quilt. You want to make sure that the rows are off-set – one of the bright prints aligns with one of the low volume prints.

Continue sewing rows together, attaching each shorter row until you sew on a single block.

Once all rows are sewn together, it will look like you have triangles hanging on the sides (see above). You are going to cut those off. Using a long ruler, cut along the edge so that the “triangle” shapes are gone and you have a straight edge.

At this point, you will have a rectangle and it’s time to attach the border. I cut my border fabric 2 ½ inches wide by the length of each side (you can cut yours wider if you’d prefer).  For the top and bottom border, I cut the fabric 2 ½ inches wide by the length of fabric PLUS 3 inches per piece (this will ensure that you have enough to cover the length of the side plus the length of the border fabric).

Sew on the border fabric. Now all you need to do is quilt and bind!

I LOVE the Moda Grunge for the backing, too!

Note – you can add two rows of 11 strips to make a larger quilt.

Note – all seams are ¼” unless stated otherwise.


This quilt finishes at 60″ x 73″.

This is a fun and easy quilt – perfect for a beginner or someone who doesn’t like to do a lot of cutting.

Enjoy – and happy baking!

Mona Phelps
Kentucky Whittaker Creations



46 comments on “Layer Cakes On Point Quilt

  1. Helen Stapledon says:

    When you click onto the link for the printer friendly version it takes you to the wrong quilt

  2. Link takes me to “Positively Perfect” by April Rosenthal, not Layer Cakes on Point

  3. Patricia says:

    Printer friendly shows the wrong quilt pattern.

  4. Printer friendly takes you to wrong quilt

  5. ANN M. says:

    This looks like a perfect summer quilt Thank-you

  6. Diane says:

    Love this !!!

  7. Lisa Calle says:

    The Printer Friendly link has been fixed!

  8. Brenda Wall says:

    This is a fantastic quilt for charity quilts and easy gifts. Christmas fabric would be great too. Wonder how 5″ squares would work for a baby quilt?

  9. Fizzle says:

    Looks great! Thank you for the tut!

  10. Beth says:

    I too am new to quilting and I’m right there with you the easier the better. I am however thanks to my sister doing a paper piece quilt along with @fromblankpages and I can’t believe how much fun it is!!! Thanks for your giveaway, and I love your Layer Cakes in Point quilt. It turned out great!!!!

  11. Mary says:

    Love you website! New to you! I can’t wait to see what future projects you offer!

  12. Vikki says:

    Love this! Perfect for teaching my granddaughter. Thanks

  13. Maxine E. says:

    Lovely! This makes a quick and easy gift!

  14. Mary Lynn Parson says:

    I am all for quick and easy, and this quilt is gorgeous as well!

  15. Wendy Zick says:

    Great quilt! Love quilts that are on point!

  16. Sheri Obenland says:

    The charm packs are really the way to go. I love the sizes of the blocks and are so versitale

  17. Sue Trusiak says:

    Very pretty. Like working with charm packs. Thank you for the opportunity of entering the give away.

  18. Connie Creekmore says:

    Beautiful fabrics

  19. Kimberly says:

    Love the quilt and fabric!!

  20. Susan L. says:

    What a great quick quilt pattern!

  21. LINDA says:


  22. Angela Bowling says:

    I think this looks like it would not be too difficult to make. I maybe would try it.

  23. Barbara Jones says:

    I love this quilt. Would love to make it for my newly engaged daughter!

  24. Mona Phelps says:

    It’s very easy – good luck!

  25. Gudie S. says:

    Love to make quick quilts, love this quilt and the fabrics.

  26. Stephanie Martinez says:

    Adorable and I like the simplicity of it.

  27. Jen says:

    Love this idea for a speedy but beautiful quilt top!

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