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Layer Cake Explosion Quilt Along Step 1

Hooray! Here we go with our Twilter Quilt Along!

Fabric requirements
Focus fabric: One layer cake
Background fabric: 5 3/4 yards  Make sure this contrasts with your layer cake prints.

This quilt will finish at 85″ x 85″ and would look great with an extra border of background if you need it bigger.

This is a beginner friendly pattern, and we will take it step by step.


If you haven’t already, check out the intro info and do a little prep work. Pick out and set aside 21 of the layer cake squares. These are to be used whole in the quilt and not sub-cut. Trim these down to 9.5″ square.

Pick another 12 layer cake squares, and sub-cut them into 5″ charms.


Step 1

You can download the printable pdf instructions on Craftsy, but I will also list the details here.

In the prep stage, you got a pile of 5″ charms. Choose 32 of them to use for this step.

Cut the same number of 5″ squares from your background fabric. (32)

Assemble these into 16 four-patch blocks.

These should measure 9.5″ square. It’s a good idea to check the first couple to make sure your seam allowance is good before making them all.


Many thanks to Angela Gross for the free pattern.

Make sure to stop by the Twilter facebook group and share pics and progress, or share on Twitter using #twilterQAL