Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Layer Cake Checkmate

Hey everyone - today I have a fun new layer cake quilt pattern to share with you!  It's called Layer Cake Checkmate and the pattern is from the Fat Quarter Shop.  

Layer Cake Checkmate quilt pattern

You can find (download / print) the free pattern here from the Jolly Jabber blog.  And for those of you who learn by watching, there's a helpful video too!

For my fabrics I chose to mix and match two different Moda Layer Cakes - Basic Mixologie (by Studio M) and Behind the Scenes (Jen Kingwell.)  I think these two lines were just MADE for each other, don't you??

This is a great pattern for a beginner quilter.  It requires some easy rotary cutting, and it's great for practicing those 1/4" seams as well as matching up seams when sewing rows together. 

Layer Cake Checkmate quilt

The Checkmate pattern goes together super fast, and it makes a nice sized quilt - 66" x 84" 

Layer Cake Checkmate quilt

My friend Melissa (Sew Shabby Quilting) did an amazing job on the quilting.  The design is called Spring Thing, and you can see all of Melissa's available designs here on her website.  

Layer Cake Checkmate quilt pattern

You can see some other Layer Cake Checkmate quilts from the bloggers listed below.  And be sure to stop by the Jolly Jabber blog to grab the free pattern!  

Peta from She Quilts a Lot
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset
Sherri M. from A Quilting Life
Andy from A Bright Corner
Anorina from Samelia's Mum
Sherri F. from This & That Patterns
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts


  1. Beautiful quilt and the bright fun fabrics are so neat!

  2. Love the teal, it had me at opening your blog. This is certainly a fun colorful quilt. I really like the Jen Kingwelll layer cake and will look into buying one. tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  3. Looks like a fun quilt to make. Beautiful.

  4. Very bright and cheery. It's the kind of easy quilt to make up and have on hand for gift giving.

  5. A lovely finish. I do like the simple designs that work well with lovely fabrics.

  6. Really nice and colourful!! I love it!!

  7. Great colour combination! The quilt sings!


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