Last week I shared my Say Cheese camera appliqué design and how to make 9 quilt blocks with it. Now you get the rest of the instructions to make this adorable Say Cheese Quilt!
This adorable quilt (covered with old-school looking cameras) is perfect for your favorite photographer!
I used fabrics from the Say Cheese collection by Alicia Jacobs Dujets and Pixie Dot coordinates, all from Ink & Arrow Fabrics. To add variety and texture, I used fleece fabric for the cream colored circles on the cameras. That's totally optional.
Are you ready to make a Say Cheese Quilt??? Let's sew!
Say Cheese Quilt Pattern and Instructions
The finished quilt is approximately 60'' square. Each camera quilt block is 11 1/2'' x 11 1/2'' finished.
In total, you will need...
- 1/3 yard of 9 different fabric prints for the main blocks and appliqué pieces (fat quarters are okay if the fabric is non-directional)
- 1/3 yard fabric for the appliqué circles (quilting cotton or other, such as fleece)
- 2 yards of background fabric
- 3 yards of HeatnBond lite fusible web
- 4 yards of backing fabric
- 1/2 yard of fabric for the binding
Start by following my blog post with the free camera appliqué design to make the following:
- 9 camera applique blocks (12'' square unfinished)
- 16 appliquéd sashing squares (4 1/2'' unfinished)
To make the sashing and borders, cut:
- 24 rectangles 4 1/2'' x 12'' from background fabric
- 16 rectangles 4 1/2'' x 10 1/8'' from background fabric
- 4 squares 4 1/2'' x 4 1/2'' from 4 different Pixie Dot coordinating prints (16 squares total)
Say Cheese Quilt Assembly:
1. To make a row, join 4 sashing strips (4 1/2'' x 12'') and 3 camera quilt blocks as seen above. Press the seams toward the camera blocks.
Make 3 rows.
2. To make a sashing row, join 4 sashing squares (4 1/2'' x 4 1/2'') and 3 sashing strips (4 1/2'' x 12''). Press the seams toward the sashing squares.
Make 4 sashing rows.
3. Join alternating sashing rows and quilt block rows as seen above.
Make the quilt border:
1. Join 4 border strips (4 1/2'' x 10 1/8'') and 3 border blocks (4 1/2'' x 4 1/2'') as seen above to make a long border strip. Save the yellow (or other color) border blocks for the corners.
Make 4 long border strips.
2. Sew long border strips to the sides of the quilt.
3. Sew the remaining 4 border blocks to the ends of the 2 remaining long border strips.
4. Sew the 2 long border strips to the top and bottom of the quilt.
Sandwich, quilt, and bind as desired. :)
I had fun making an improv quilt backing that looks like a camera shutter - at least I think so! Learn all about how to make cute quilt backs in Elizabeth Hartman's Craftsy Class Creative Quilt Backs - it's one of my favorites!