Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Double Sliced Layer Cake....doll quilt!

   Linda, a Mrs. Claus of MS, sent this adorable doll quilt.  She is also known as "Warm Buns" on the HGTV Message board.  In her sweet note this Mrs. Claus included instructions for making this cute pattern.  She says it is the "Double Sliced Layer Cake" method  that she adapted to 5" squares for the doll quilt.

   I want to share her basic instructions, so get those scraps ready.

Begin with 12  5" squares.  You can see she used different prints of blue, red,  pink, purple, and yellow.

First cut:  1 1/2" strip off of one side of the 5 " square.  (Stack 4 and cut. Set aside in order).
Sew:   Reverse (or mix them up) the order of the slice by flipping the stack over.  Now sew a 1 1/2" strip to a 3 1/2" piece.  Press.
Turn half way around with the narrow strip at the top.
Second Cut:  Cut the unit you created in half.
Mix them up again.... to keep from having duplicate fabric in the same unit.
Second Sew:  Join two of the units together.  Be sure to have one narrow strip at the top and the other piece should have the narrow strip at the bottom.   That means you don't have to worry about matching !
Each of these blocks should be 41/2" square.  Press.

Design time.....lay out the 12 blocks you created by flipping and turning them to avoid seams to match.
Refer to Linda's doll quilt and you can see how she rotated the blocks to achieve this.

Thanks so much, Linda, for being a Mrs. Claus and for sharing your info with us all.

  Note:   I did a quick search and found the full size instructions at Missouri Star Quilt Company using the Layer Cake  pre-cuts.  So buy a layer cake, or raid your stash, and make a scrappy throw.
Happy stitching.


Terri said...

Cute quilt. Thanks for posting the tut.

Katie said...

that's adorable and a very versitile use of scraps or a layer cake.

Janet O. said...

That is very cute. Thanks for the research on the full size instructions.

Nicki said...

So cute that I'm going to use that pattern on one of my next doll quilts. Thanks!

Lynne said...

Lovely! I'll have to add that to my "some day" list too!

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