“say cheese” quilt tutorial

December 02, 2013

say cheese quilt tutorial / ann kelle

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Today, I’m happy to share with you this cute camera quilt. My friend Kelly came up with this quilt idea to mimic one of the cameras in my “This and That” fabric collection. I think she did an awesome job. Last week, I was a bit under the weather. I wrapped this quilt on my legs while I worked on the couch. It’s nice to make memories with my new quilts. And a happy quilt always makes me feel a little better.

say cheese quilt tutorial / ann kelle
say cheese quilt tutorial / ann kelle
say cheese quilt tutorial / ann kelle Read below for the full tutorial by Kelly.

say cheese quilt tutorial / ann kelle

“Say Cheese” Quilt Tutorial Instructions:
by Kelly Bowser

(32) 4” light blue squares
(32) 4” medium blue squares
6”x9” red rectangle
(2) 2” diameter black circles
9.5” diameter black circle
11” diameter black circle
3.5”x9.5” black rectangle
5.5” diameter white circle
6.5” diameter white circle
18”x width of fabric (WOF) white strip3.5”x WOF white strip
(2) 8.5”x24.5” white rectangles
3” x WOF white strip
16” diameter yellow circle
1.5 yards of backing
1/3 to 1/2 yards for binding (depending on how wide you cut it)

You will need lightweight paperbacked fusible web for this project.

All seam allowances are ¼” unless otherwise specified.  Pair each light blue square with a medium blue square.  On the light blue square using a marking pencil or disappearing marker, draw a diagonal line from one corner to another.  Sew ¼” away from that line on either side.  Cut along the line to create two half square triangles (HST).  Repeat for remaining 31 pairs of light/medium squares. Press seam either open or toward the darker blue, whichever you prefer.  Trim all 64 HST units to 3.5” by aligning the 45° line on your ruler to the diagonal line on the HST unit.  Arrange the HSTs into 8 rows of 8 units in the zigzag pattern.  Sew all 8 rows.   Join all 8 rows to form the center of the camera.  Sew a 8.5” x 24.5” white rectangle to the left and right of the zigzag camera center.   Sew the 3” x WOF white strip to the bottom of the zigzag camera center.  Cut the 3.5”x WOF white strip in half.  Sew the 3.5” end of the 3.5”x9.5” black rectangle to one end of each resulting white strip to create a long strip that is white-black-white (it will measure 50” or more in length).  Center and sew this strip to the top of the zigzag camera center.  Trim off the excess on the ends.  Sew the 18”xWOF white strip to the top of the white-black-white strip.  Trim off the excess.

Following the package instructions, fuse ALL circles and the 6”x9” red rectangle to lightweight fusible web.  Cut out all shapes and remove the paper backing.  Measure 2” down from the top of the zigzag camera, center, and fuse the red rectangle.  Fuse the two 2” black circles to the right of the red rectangle, about ½” from the red rectangle and 1” apart from each other.   Measure 1.5” down from the bottom of the red rectangle, center, and fuse the 9.5” black circle.  Center and fuse the 6.5” white circle to the center of the 9.5” black circle.  Fuse the 16” yellow circle so that roughly 2” of the black rectangle (the 3.5”x9.5” one) is showing along the bottom.  Center and fuse the 11” black circle to the middle of the 16” yellow circle.  Center and fuse the 5.5” white circle to the black circle.  Using coordinating thread, blanket stich or zigzag stitch around the edges of ALL pieces that were fused.  Baste, quilt, and bind as desired.

Yeild: 40” x 47.5” quilt.

posted by kelle at 5:12 pm
(4) Comments


  1. Oh my stars, this is so so cute! I will be attempting this quilt in the new year. Thanks for sharing!

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