Free Quilt Patterns – Double Slice

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Double Slice

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:)

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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.

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3. Now cut your blocks in half, that’s at 5″. I know, I know….it is hard cutting a perfectly fine block:)

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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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And don’t forget! The coupon code below is good until 11/1/13 for free shipping at Moona Fabrics, so check them out!

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Links:

stitch by stitchSew Cute TuesdayFresh Poppy DesignWIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

 

 

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  1. Cute!! This pattern works really good with those fabrics!

  2. What a cute pattern…and I love the fabric too.

  3. Nice! That’s funny. I cut and sewed blocks together just like that with a charm pack on my own and didn’t know somebody has a tutorial for it.

    • Okay. Looking closer mine are slightly different each half block of mine is a whole charm pack square sewn to a half charm pack square.

      • sassyquilter says:

        Good, you’re still original:) sometimes I can’t tell if I made something up or if I saw it before and forgot! People are always re-inventing the wheel and doing it well though.

  4. Oooh, I do like that -scrappy and organized – is just SOOO my style. Do hand over those whirlygigs, won’t you?? They are such a childhood memories thing for me. Love xx

  5. It´s spectacular.Love the effect on your top and your fabrics combo!

  6. I really have to try this with some of my layer cake sized scraps! Thanks 🙂

  7. I love the double slice pattern, so fun and easy! Love your color scheme.

  8. Very cool! I like sew, cut, sew, cut patterns. Probably because simple patchwork looking quilts are always my favorite! Nice fabrics too. 🙂

  9. Love those fabrics Paula – serious envy, hehe! You’re so right, I think it’s childhood nostalgia; we used to call them ‘helicopters’ and ‘break your mother’s heart’… because if you picked it it would break your mother’s heart! Looking forward to seeing how this one comes together very much 🙂 x

  10. That’s a great layer cake pattern!

  11. stopping by from VQR and Anything Goes monday linky party.. Linky parties are fun ! I am enjoying the Book and love your block.

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  1. […] We did have cold, but nice weather so I finally got a few pics of my Piper quilt. The pattern is Double Slice, from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Great for layer cakes because you start with 10″ squares. My previous post on how to make the blocks is here. […]

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