Today we are happy to be a part of Riley Blake Designs “Stitchin Kitchen” series.
***Beginning on the day we published this tutorial we have been asked to provide a complete, downloadable, printable pattern for this quilt tutorial….and we finally have created one! The PDF can be purchased HERE IN OUR SHOP for only $3.95.***
Our Stitchin Kitchen Project is a Peaches and Cream Quilt Tutorial along with a holiday version of my favorite summer treat….Peaches & Cream! Let’s get started!
Here is the “recipe” for this 62″ x 62″ quilt:
*2 Ten Inch Stackers
*2 yards of solid fabric (I chose cream)
*1/2 yard of coordinating fabric for binding
*4 yards of fabric for quilt backing
Baking Making Time:
1.5 hours cutting time
2 hours to create blocks
1 hour for pressing
1 hour for sashing and assembly
.5 hours to create backing and binding
3 hours to hand bind
*Note times may very depending on individual skill levels and speed.
*Cut 6 strips from selvage edge to selvage edge at 2.5 inches wide (to create your binding with)
*Cut 50 strips from your solid fabric at 10 inches by 1 inch (to create the thin sashing in between your layer cake pieces)
*Cut 30 strips from your solid fabric at 10 inches by 2.5 inches (to create the sashing in between your layer cake blocks) ***NOTE: If you want to give yourself some extra wiggle room for trimming up your blocks you can cut them at 10.25 inches by 2.5 inches if you’d like.***
*Cut 12 strips from selvage edge to selvege edge of your solid fabric that is 2.5 inches wide (to create the long vertical sashing strips that will join your quilt rows together)
*Choose 25 of your favorite pieces from your precut 10 inch stackers and cut each one into 3 pieces following the chart below:
To Create Each Block:
#1. Take one of your 10″ x 6″ inch rectangles cut from your stacker and place it right sides together with one of your solid 10″ x 1″ sashing strips and sew together using a quarter inch seam allowance. Open and press away from the solid sashing piece.
#2. Repeat step one on your 24 remaining 10″ x 6″ rectangles.
#3. Choose one of the blocks that you have just finished pressing and find a coordinating 2″ x 10″ rectangle from your stack. Place it right sides together on top of the sashing and sew together using a quarter inch seam allowance. Open and press away from the sashing.
#4. Repeat step 4 on your remaining 24 blocks.
#5. Using one of the blocks you have just created place a 10″ x 1″ piece of sashing on top of the 2″ x 10″ rectangle you just finished sewing and pressing with right sides together. Stitch together using a quater inch seam allowance. Open and press away from the sashing.
#6. Repeat step #5 on your remaining 24 blocks.
#7. Using on of the blocks you have just created select one last 10″ x 2″ coordinating rectangle. Place it on top of the sashing with right sides together and stitch together using a quarter inch seam allowance. Open and press away from the sashing.
#8. Repeat step #7 on your 24 remaining blocks and then you are finished creating all the blocks for this quilt!
To Assemble Each Row:
#1. In a large area arrange your blocks in rows that are each 5 blocks across and 5 blocks down.
#2. Starting with Square A in Row 1 place one of your 10″x 2.5″ solid sashing strip on top of the top edge of your block with right sides together. Stitch together with a quarter inch seam allowance. Open and press away from the sashing.
#3. Using that same block (square A) place another of your 10″ x 2.5″ sashing strips on top of your block with right sides together but this time at the bottom of your block. Stitch together using a quarter inch seam allowance. Open and press away from the sashing.
#4. Now place Block B from Row 1 right sides together on top of the bottom sashing of Block A. Stitch together using a quarter inch seam allowance. Open and press away from the sashing.
#5. Take another 10″ x 2.5″ piece of sashing and place it on top of the bottom edge of Block B with right sides together. Stitch together using a quarter inch seam allowance. Open and press away from the sashing.
#6. Repeat this process alternating between sashing and blocks down the entire remainder of row one (using Blocks C, D, and E).
#7. Once Block E is attached add a final piece of sashing to the bottom of that block and row one is complete!
#8. Repeat steps 1-7 on rows 2-5.
To Assemble Your Quilt:
#1. Sew together 2 of your selvage edge to selvage edge 2.5″ wide strips (with right sides together using a quarter inch seam allowance).
#2. Place this strip with right sides together on top of the left hand side of Row #1. Pin and stitch together using a quarter inch seam allowance. Open and press away from the sashing. ***Note: Your strip should have been a few inches longer than your quilt row. So after you iron simply trim him down even with your quilt row and you are good to go!***
#3. Sew together 2 more of your selvage edge to selvage edge strips and then repeat the process from Step #2 on Row #2 of your quilt. Continue this through Rows 3-5.
#5. When you reach Row #5 you will stitch a sashing strip on both the left and the right hand sides of this row.
#6. Now that each row has sashing attached all we have left to do is stitch the rows together!. Do this by placing Row #1 on top of Row #2 with right sides together. Pin and sitich together using a quarter inch seam allowance. Open and press to away from the sashing.
#7. Next place Row #3 on top of Row #2 with right sides together. Pin. Stitch together using a quarter inch seam allowance. Open and press away from the sashing.
#8. Repeat the process from Step #7 on Rows 4-5.
And your quilt top is all assembled!
All that is left to do is to create the backing of your choice and decide if you are going to machine quilt it, tie it, send it to a long arm quilter, or quilt it by hand.
Once your layers (the top, batting, and backing) have all been bound together by the options listed above it’s time for binding (which you’ve already cut in the cutting instructions above)!
For an easy tutorial on how to bind a quilt just click on this tutorial: HOW TO BIND A QUILT
And you are all finished!!!
As part of the Stitchin Kitchen Series we get to add a favorite recipe that goes along with our project so today I chose a frozen holiday version of my favorite summer treat which is peaches and cream!
*Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
*Fresh (or Frozen) Peach slices
#1. In a bowl place several scoops of vanilla bean ice cream.
#2. Top with peach slices and pomegranate seeds.
#3. Sprinkle with nutmeg and enjoy!
Question, in cutting the 10″ blocks you cut them into 10×6, but the instructions say to take your 10x 8 block?? Is this a mistake??
Great quilt by the way, love that fabric
YES!!! Conni it was a mistake. It should have said 10×6 not 10×8. I just fixed it! Thank you so much!
Love this quilt! I am wondering if you could add a photo of the whole quilt held open to see the finished pattern! Thanks so much! 🙂
Cindi Havens says
Am I missing something? You call the blocks a,b,c,d and e. Aren’t they all the same? And I don’t see a full shot of the quilt but the pics seem to show one block with the large piece at the top and the next block has the large piece at the bottom. The instructions are a little confusing or am I having fog brain?
Heather Ferguson says
I love this quilt! What is the finished size?
Yes Cindi they are all the same. I called them A,B,C,D, and E for the sake of writing how to assemble the rows. I was hoping that writing stitch block A to block B would be easier to understand than sew this block to that block and then sew those to the other one….etc.
Heather, it is 62″ by 62″ I will go and put that in the post….thank you for asking!
I can totally add one…when it’s light out so that I can get a good photo!
Laurie T says
This is so beautiful! Thank you for the instructions. Just trying to find a way to print it off.
Thanks so much! 🙂
Thanks for sharing this adorable quilt and recipe. Remind me how many squares come in a stacker? Oh, and that dessert looks so delicious with the pomegranate – we’ll have to try it!
Wow, this is so cute. I think I will start quilting again. Thank you.
I was hung up on what I think MUST be a typo for so long, but just to be clear do you mean 25 10 inch stackers and not 2? I could not figure out what a stacker was and if it was maybe 10 inches tall and I think it must be that you mean 25.
24 squares come in a Riley Blake stacker…I don’t remember how many come in a Moda Layer Cake….
Nina, It’s NOT a typo.
A “ten inch stacker” is a form of precuts sold at quilting shops. You may have heard them called “Layer Cakes” (that is what Moda calls them) but I used two packages of Riley Blake’s “Ten inch stackers” which is a pack of 24, pre cut, 10 inch by 10 inch squares that include a variety of different prints from the same fabric line.
There are a variety of different kinds of precuts..”charm packs” that are 5″ by 5″ squares, jelly rolls that are 2.5″ strips, etc. They are a little more expensive than cutting the fabric yourself but they give you a great variety and are often a super time saver.
Where can I see a photo of the completed quilt?
What a lovely quilt pattern,
This is the carrot I am using to make myself finish the binding on my previous quilt because when the last stitch goes in the binding…I will be selecting the fabric for Peaches and Cream!
I would love to see a photo of the whole quilt. It looks so pretty.
It is a beautiful quilt, but I am still confused about the A, B, C, D, E…some blocks are vertical and flipped, some are horizontal (and I assumed flipped but cannot see that.) Can you explain how the A-E blocks are different? Maybe its just the striped fabric. Thanks again, for the inspiration!
Hi – was a photo showing the entire quilt ever added? I don’t see it ….
Renate Avery says
Thankyou for your lovery pattern of peaches @cream i have bean quitting for about three years but i wood like to see how it will finish Ihave the pattren of the computer but Iget lost thankyou
Renate Avery says
can you please show a photo of the peachers cream quit finished thankyou Renate Avery
Donna Jeffries says
Can i please have a completed picture of this quilt..
Can I see photo of the whole quilt? It’s hard to tell what it would like like as a whole.
So this tutorial doesn’t include the boarder so does the final size of 62″ x 62″ include the wide boarder shown on your quilt?
Jill lewis says
What is the fabric from Riley Blake used in this quilt?
I’m curious about the wider borders shown. Can you explain? Thank you.
Emily Arnold says
How wide is the outside boarder?
Kristen Richards says
Is there a pattern for a king sized quilt available?
I am also looking for a King size pattern. Thank you!