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Lightning Bolt Layer Cake Quilt

from Modern Tradition Quilts
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Lightning Bolt Layer Cake Quilt
Lightning Bolt Layer Cake Quilt
Lightning Bolt Layer Cake Quilt
Lightning Bolt Layer Cake Quilt

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Rotary Cutting, Sewing 1/4 Inch Seam

Pattern Description:

I love to use pre-cuts in my quilt. The variety of fabrics in Layer Cakes are awesome--and make a perfectly matching quilt. The quilt featured was made from a Marmalade Layer Cake by Moda fabrics and 3 yards of red from Kona fabrics.

This lightning bolt quilt is deceiving--it looks incredibly difficult but it isn't. If you're worried about adding the outer ribbon border, don't worry--the pattern has a layout to complete the quilt without the fancy border.

It's a fun quilt to make.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished size is 76 by 86 inches. To enlarge it to a queen size, add an extra 5 inch border on all sides (requires 2 1/2 yards more red fabric).


  • One 42-Piece layer cake, or 21 fat quarters, OR 3 1/3 yards scrap fabric and 3 1/2 yards solid fabric

You Will Also Need:

  • Sewing Machine, Thread, Rotary Cutter & Mat

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