Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Layer Cake Checkmate Quilt with Fat Quarter Shop

I'm so excited to share another fabulous pattern from Fat Quarter Shop! I love how this pattern uses a precut...the layer cake! Plus I even made my quilt double-sided with the left over layer cake squares!

The hardest part of this quick quilt is choosing your 2 layer cakes! For this project, I asked my boys which layer cakes to use...notice no pink or flowers ;). But I too just love Behind the Scenes by Jen Kingwell. 

What is a layer cake? Moda layer cakes contain 42 10" squares. Each layer cakes contains at least one print from the entire collection! I love how layer cakes are an affordable way to purchase an entire collection!

Now that you have chosen your two layer's time to print your pattern and get started! First step is to separate your lights and darks. Don't worry about your left over layer cake pieces! I used mine to make my quilt a bit larger (instead of a border) and for a pieced backing.

Now it's time for some quick cutting before piecing your top!

Whoo hoo....wasn't that a fun and quick sew! I decided to use some of my extra squares to add one extra row and column instead of a border.

Fat Quarter Shop also made an instructional video too! Check it out!!!

With my left over squares (plus 4 extra ones) I made my quilt double sided! 

The heart pattern is a another free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop: Color of My Heart Mini Quilt. I just sized it up from 5" squares to 9.5" squares (I chose this size so I could get 2 half square triangles from one 10" square). I added borders with Bella Solid  Etching Slate and now my quilt is double sided!

I quilted straight lines along each seam, which made lots of squares! Since the quilting isn't very dense, the quilt is very cuddly and drapes nicely!

Be sure to check out everyone's Layer Cake Checkmate Quilt! It is alway fun to see how the same pattern looks in different fabrics!

Peta from She Quilts a Lot

Melanie from Mostly Crafty -me
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset
Sherri M. from A Quilting Life
Andy from A Bright Corner
Anorina from Samelia's Mum
Sherri F. from This & That Patterns
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts

Everything you need to make your own Checkmate Quilt

My quilt is already getting lots of love and cuddles!

Thank you to Fat Quarter Shop for having me be part of the Layer Cake Checkmate Quilt Event!!!!




  1. Beautiful quilt and the way you did the back with leftover fabric was really neat!

  2. Your version is just lovely. I, too, like this Jen Kingwell fabric line and am about to order some right now. I have printed out this easy and fast pattern and look forward to sewing up another of Kimberly's patterns.

  3. I love your quilt it's so cute!!! Double sided is great! ❤️

  4. Love how you made it reversible.


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