The fabric is Scrumptious from Bonnie and Camille for Moda, the pattern is Basket Case from Cluck, Cluck Sew and the piecing and quilting is from me. Enjoy!!
And on the flip side, this fabulous large scale floral in my favorite colors!
This pattern calls for 2 1/2" jelly roll strips, however I had a layer cake that worked out great. Here is a diagram of how I cut the pieces, two layer cake squares along with the solid background squares yield 2 blocks.
Sewing the blocks together was a bit fiddly at first - there was much seam ripping! Once I figured out a system, though, it got a lot easier. Each block has four components - I chain stitched each component for all the blocks and stacked them up on top of each other. That way, to make sure the pieces were turned in the right direction, I just had to match it to the one underneath in the stack. It saved a lot of time not having to refer back to the diagram again and again. I hope that makes sense, this photo shows my stacks...
I think this is a super cute pattern and a great use of a jelly roll or layer cake. I was a little grumpy that all the seams don't nest when sewing the units together (the pattern suggests pressing them all to the prints). I do enjoy nesting seams!! But I just pinned a lot and was careful with my 1/4" seam allowance and almost all the squares lined up perfectly.
Usually, I am hesitant to put my quilts in the wash. I love them when they are soft and crinkly, but I also love that brand new crisp look that is gone once it is washed. For some reason, though, I couldn't wait to put this one in the washing machine. I just felt like it needed to be crinkled!!
Linking up with TGIFF, this week at SewFreshQuilts and Whoop Whoop! at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.