Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Double Slice Layer Cake

I'm finishing up the top of this quilt this week.  It's a fast, scrappy easy quilt if you have a layer cake and want to use all the fabrics in it.

1.  Take your layer cake and cut a 3 1/2" strip, off each block leaving a 6
1/2" strip.  

Keep the fabrics in order.  Cut 4 or 5 at a time, and add to the bottom of the stack.

 2.  When you're all done, go to your sewing machine with your 2 stacks.  Turn one stack upside down, this will create a truly scrappy quilt . . . no peeking, unless you have 2 fabrics of the same color, then switch them out.

 Pull off the top of each stack and with right sides together, sew that 3 1/2" piece back onto the 6 1/2" piece, to create the same block that you just cut up as shown.  Chain piece the whole stack.  Press open.

 3.  After all pieces have been sewn back together, cut all blocks in 1/2 as shown, 5 inches on each side.

 4.  Now you have 2 stacks, each 5 inches across.  Flip one stack again, for the scrappy affect and sew back together again with the smaller piece opposite the larger piece as shown.

 Your finished block will look like this.

 5.   Lay out your blocks on the floor in the desired shape you want your quilt top to be.   Check to make sure you don't have the same fabrics touching each other.  Piece into rows.  Sew rows together.

Add borders, sandwich and quilt.  Easy peasy!  I used this video tutorial from Jenny at the Missouri Quilt Star Co.

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  1. I love the way your blocks came together for this project

  2. Ooo! That looks amazing in the Apostrophe fabric! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. simple methods like this one are fantastic! you made it look so easy with your susinct instructions. can't wait to see the whole quilt.

  4. Looks like fun! I might have to give this a try. Love your fabric choice. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks so much for this! I have a little stack of layer cakes that need to be used!

  6. Thanks for this quick tute! Love your quilts!

  7. Thanks for sharing the tutorial - I definitely have added this to my to-do list!

  8. Of course! I would recommend laying out the fabrics you've chosen. Walk away and come back to it every once in a while. Ask yourself, "is there one that stands out that I don't like?"


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