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Layer Cake Lemonade

Layer Cake Lemonade

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Welcome to Moda's version of 
Layer Cake Lemonade  free pattern from 
Fat Quarter Shop. 

I choose Potluck by American Jane
because of it’s bright primary colors and fun prints.


This pattern was a fun and easy quilt to make,

I separated the layer cake into 2 sets of colors. 
All the reds, oranges and yellows made up my 
larger squares and the greens and blues worked 
nicely for my sashing pieces. 
Play with your layer cake pieces until you are happy with the arrangement. 
There really is no wrong way to layout this quilt top.

This quilt using  a 10” layer cake is a great crib,
 toddler or lap quilt and can be made in a day. 

If you are still needing some holiday gifts this project is perfect.

The quilt finishes at 48” x 60”
and uses all but a couple of the 
squares in the Layer CakeTM.
I thought this quilt would be so warm and cuddly so I used Moda’s
 bright green snuggles on the back. For some tips on machine quilting with snuggles, 
please see our post from Maggi Honeyman.

Oh but wait, 
there’s more,
 or maybe I should say less.
Check out the two mini versions in the picture above. 
I am kind of obsessive about miniatures and moda's precuts.
I fell in love with how quick and easy this 
pattern went together that I couldn't stop myself.
One version uses 5” charm pack of Pot Luck 
and the other uses our 2.5” mini charm of 
American Jane's future group, Ducks in a Row
** in stores April 2014**
The 5” charm one would be good for a stroller,
 car seat or daycare quilt. 
**finished size is 23”x28" **

The version using the Moda candy or mini charm
 would make a great tag along quilt or doll quilt.
finished size is 10” x 11.5” 

Or you could make it into a small pillow to match your 
Layer Cake Lemonade quilt. 

The technique is the same for the smaller versions of Layer Cake Lemonade. 
 Just pick the fabrics for the squares and for the half strips. 
 After cutting the half strips I centered them 
in between the square rows, 
trimming after all were rows were sewn together.

The bindings are done all different.
Charm has traditional binding, and the mini charm is sewn like a pillow, 
turned inside out, and top stitched around the edge.
I chose to wrap the snuggles fabric around to the front 
for my Layer Cake version.
Below is a lesson in wrapping the backing fabric 
around the front for a soft quick binding.

Trim the backing and batting 1” from the quilt top.
Then trim the batting even with the top, 
being careful not to cut the backing fabric.
Now fold in the corner of the backing so it touches 
the quilt top and cut on the fold,
 this will help in mitering the corners later.
Next fold the corner in again touching the quilt top.  
 At the same time start folding the backing towards the front. 
 First edges touching the quilt top, 
then fold again to create the binding. 
Wonder clips are the best in helping while you get our miter to look good.

Sew with tread that matches the backing fabric 
so it will disappear after it is sewn.  
 And keep your needle down at the corners when you pivot.
Pivot at the corner with the needle down to catch the miter the corners.

What a nice finish for a soft snugly quilt.
Leave a comment telling us what is your 
favorite moda precut is and why.

One  super duper lucky winner will receive
 all three precuts to make their own
Layer Cake Lemonade and miniatures.
You can down load the pattern here Layer Cake Lemonade
    Click here to see FQS video
Thank you to FQS for sharing this pattern with us.

- Tammy V.