Here is a little snippet of my progress on my Double Slice Quilt. I have got all 63 blocks made and pressed! I just laid a few together to see how they look together….I like it. Very scrappy and organized at the same time, especially since I stuck to one fabric line here. Piper by Dear Stella for Moda Fabrics. I just love the colors in this one.
My two favorites…..Whirligigs and Queen Anne’s Lace! Childhood memories of these I think:)
For those of you who have never heard of the Double Slice pattern, it is one of the many free quilt patterns by Missouri Star Quilt Co. and is a great beginner pattern because it is super easy to do and quick. You can watch the video here. All you need is a layer cake or two, depending on how big you want it. Here is a little synopsis of what you do.
1. You start with 10″ squares or a layer cake of precuts. I made my own layer cake from the half-yard bundle of Piper I got from Moona Fabrics. You cut these at 6.5″, and now you have two strips: a 3.5″ and a 6.5″.
2. Flip one of the stacks you cut upside down, and now sew them back together. Flipping one stack helps them go back together in a random fashion. You can move some around if you don’t like the pairs, but I suggest just going with the flow since it is a scrappy look anyway.
3. Now cut your blocks in half, that’s at 5″. I know, I know….it is hard cutting a perfectly fine block:)
4. Flip your stack and sew them back together again, with the smaller strips on opposite ends. Your blocks should finish at 9.5″. Arrange by alternating vertically and horizontally.
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Keep it Sassy♥