The Layers of Charm quilt project is part of the Shortcut Quilts series on Fat Quarter Shop's YouTube Channel.
I used a layer cake of Daysail by Bonnie and Camille for Moda and a charm pack of Moda Bella Solids in Navy.
Linda Noordt, a local professional long-armer, took care of the quilting for me. She did swirling feathers using matching navy thread for the diamonds and a meander/stipple using white thread for the rest. I used solid navy for the backing and binding.
You may have noticed my coordinating project. You'll be pleased to know that the pillow top was created using only extra scraps from the quilt project.
If you want to make your own, simply mark a line 1/2" from the diagonal line on the charm squares. When you align the charm squares with the corner of the layer cake squares, make sure the shorter line is closer to the corner. Keep your pieces chained together, pull them out out of the machine, and put them back through. This time, sew on the shorter line. Press the larger triangle toward the corner, and while you're pressing, press the smaller triangle open into a half square triangle. Cut off the excess fabric by cutting down the middle of the two sewn lines. This will leave you with the blocks needed for the quilt and enough half square triangles for the pillow top.
Riley Blake's Easy Lapped Zipper Closure for Pillows Tutorial for the back. The back of the pillow will require an extra 3/4 yard of fabric.
I highly recommend this project if you are looking for a quick and easy project that highlights favorite fabrics nicely.
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