Hello, friends and happy Monday! I hope your weekend was a good one and that you are ready for a terrific new week. I can’t believe we will arrive at the mid-point of this month in just a few days. Time seems to be flying this fall! Today I’m sharing 8 Layer Cake Quilt Patterns (+ more) that I enjoy making. Several of them I’ve made several times, in fact!
Layer Cake Quilt Patterns
Layer Cakes are packages of 42 squares 10″ x 10″ from Moda fabrics. While some of the fabrics may be repeats, the Layer Cake features at least one print square from each design in the group. I love that the pre-cut squares actually lend themselves to a lot of time saved with cutting. Of course, you can just sew Layer Cake squares together in a grid for a fast and fun quilt (which I’ve done several times). But here are some additional options with the versatile 10″ squares in Layer Cakes.
Layer Cake Quilt Patterns Video
Watch my Layer Cake Quilts video above, or go here to watch it on my YouTube channel.
Family Tree is a pattern I designed with our Clover Hollow collection a few years ago. You can use Cake Mix #3 with the pattern to save even more time on the half-square triangles, or you can use traditional piecing. Whichever method you use, this is a really fun Layer Cake quilt pattern. Get the Family Tree pattern here.
Botanical Garden is a new Layer Cake pattern by my daughter Chelsi. I actually pieced this quilt for her late this summer to give her a little helps since she was going in about a million directions. I absolutely loved making this quilt. You will need additional yardage to make the stems and leaves along with background and border fabric. Find the Botanical Garden pattern here.
The Good Hearted quilt is a fun design by using our Sincerely Yours fabric collection and finishes at approximately 50″ x 60″. Make the scrappy heart blocks using your layer cake, and tie it all together with the alternating chain blocks. Find the Good Hearted pattern in paper and PDF here.
I also recently made my new Seaside pattern with a Layer Cake of our Happy Days collection. Along with the Layer Cake you’ll need to get some additional yardage of a contrast fabric that will work with your fabrics. I chose the grey small floral and loved how this one turned out. Find the Seaside pattern here.
My Pathways quilt uses a Layer Cake and a Jelly Roll for a fun and fast quilt. This version is made with our Walkabout fabrics from a couple of years ago. Get the Pathways quilt pattern here.
Also in Walkabout fabrics is my Sea Glass Layer Cake quilt. This pattern includes the quilt in two sizes along with a mini quilt version using a charm pack. Find the Sea Glass pattern here.
My original Pot Luck quilt was made with a Sweetwater collection, but a couple of Christmases ago I decided to make a Christmas version with the Swell Christmas collection. This is now a favorite holiday quilt, but it also looks terrific in any collection. Get the Pot Luck quilt pattern here.
My Four Square quilt pattern is perfect for beginners looking for a first project or for intermediate or advanced quilters looking for something fun to sew. There is a simple construction technique that eliminates the need to match many seams and also makes a built in sashing and inner border. Find the Four Square quilt pattern here.
Finally, one of my favorite Layer Cake Quilt patterns is this fun star design quilt. I’ve also made this quilt in Christmas fabrics and think it is another design that looks great in any collection. You can get the Hometown quilt pattern here.
More Tips for Sewing with Layer Cakes
Finally, here are some additional links you’ll find helpful for sewing with Layer Cakes:
- Get 10 Tips for Sewing with Layer Cakes here.
- And get my tutorial for a simple Square in a Square block with Layer Cake squares here.
- The Moda Love quilt also has a 72″ x 72″ Layer Cake option. Find the free Moda Love pattern here.
If I left out one of your favorite Layer Cake patterns, I’d love to hear about it…just leave a comment in the comment section below.
Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Christine Rudy says
Good Morning Sherri 🙂
A real treat to see all these beautiful quilts “in person”! Very inspirational ! The Seaside Quilt is one that “speaks” to me, and the overall quilting design is beautiful, a perfect choice, I am wondering if you might be able to give the name of this design? I am having some quilts “done” and this design would be perfect!
Also wanted to say I love my new Quilt Planner, such attention to detail ! Thank you for all your “thoughtfulness” and hard work.<3 I ordered the pens you mentioned on one of your Podcasts, and l am planning to order that cute little tote you showed us, perfect to hold Planner and Pens!
Looking forward to the arrival of "Balboa", I did a practice Dresden with the Balboa mini-charms that were on your Etsy Shop a while back, so cute !!
Thank you for all you do for us, and God Bless <3
Love your blog! Love your videos, thank you for sharing your vast knowledge! The layer cake quilts are beautiful, i’m in the middle of my 3rd and 4th scrappy Sea Glass quilts! A fantastic pattern for large fabric leftovers as well.
I just rewatched your string block video and you mention a “light fabric” for the base. Could you offer a specific recommendation? Muslin perhaps? Premium? Or would a basic quality work as well?
sherri McConnell says
Thank you so much! I always use a light muslin if possible.
Thelma Pruitt says
I like all the little details, especially for new quilters.