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.
Open layer cake and choose 36 of the 42 prints you would like for the blocks, set the other 6 aside.
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.
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.
Pull out 48 pattern squares and 60 solid squares. Trim to 4.5″. Set aside. (These are your filler squares.)
Pair remaining 96 solid and pattern fabrics, making half square triangles. Press seams open, trim to 4.5″ square.
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″.
Cut strips of 2.5″ x width of fabric and piece for length to make binding.
Quilt, bind, and enjoy!
Beautifully long arm quilted by Kathy.
61″ x 84″ Honey Honey Layer Cake Quilt