Sunday Potluck Quilt

I’m very excited to be back at the Moda Bake Shop. This is a combination of a basic nine-patch and strip-piecing. I’ve created an over-sized 18″ block so it goes together quickly with strip piecing. The pattern is written for layer cakes, but you could also incorporate jelly rolls, as there are many 2.5″ strips. Potluck has an old-fashioned country charm and I can see this quilt being brought to Friday night football games or on a fall camping trip. Enjoy, and visit my blog for more tutorials.

2 Layer Cakes: Potluck by American Jane
2 1/4 yards of Bella Snow or light Bella solid
4 1/2 yards backing fabric
300 inches of binding using your preferred method
Batting: 80″ x 80″

Step 1: Block Centers
Choose 16 squares from the Layer Cake for block centers. Cut into 6.5” squares.

Step 2: Corner Nine Patches
Cut 16 Layer Cake squares into 4 strips 2.5” x 10”
Cut 20 solid strips 2.5” x width of fabric. Subcut into 80 strips 2.5” x 10”. 
You’ll make 32 of strip set A and 16 of strip set B.
Subcut into 128 strips 2.5” x 6.5”. 
You will cut 4 strips per set.

Subcut into 64 strips 2.5” x 6.5”.
You will cut 4 strips per set.

Stitch strips into 64 nine patch units 6.5″ x 6.5″
Step 3: Rail Fence Units
Choose 32 layer cake squares and arrange them into pairs of contrasting colors. Cut a 6.5″ x 10″ rectangle and then cut into 4 strips 6.5” x 2.5”. 
Cut 11 strips 2.5” x width from bella solid fabric. Subcut into 64 strips 2.5” x 6.5”. 
Stitch strips together as shown. You will create 4 rail fence units 6.5” x 6.5” from each pair of layer cake squares. Stitch a total of 64 Rail Fence units.

Step 4: Assemble Blocks
Lay out units as shown. Stitch into 3 rows, then stitch rows together to form block. Trim to 18.5” square. Stitch blocks together in a 4 x 4 layout to form a top 72” x 72”.

Make a quilt sandwich, baste, quilt, square up, and bind using your preferred method.

One 72″ x 72″ quilt

Sara Peterson

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