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Birthday Cake Quilt Block Pattern

Birthday Cake Quilt Block

Janet Wickell

Birthday Cake Quilt Block

The traditional patchwork Birthday Cake quilt block is a popular design that's constructed from two different sizes of half square triangle units, also known as triangle squares.

Choose a color scheme for your quilt blocks or make them from a scrappy assortment of fabrics. The Birthday Cake block is often sewn with a light, background, but change the placement of color and color value to suit your needs. The block is suitable for any types of fabrics, from solids to batiks to florals.

  • Use blocks side-by-side in a straight setting or try it on-point.
  • If you like, surround the Birthday Cake block with corner triangles and sew columns of blocks together to create a strippy set quilt. Cut corner triangles by dividing (2) 9-3/8" x 9-3/8" squares in half once diagonally to produce four triangles. Center and sew to the sides of the quilt block. Repeat for each block.

Finished Block Size: 12" x 12" or 6" x 6"

Cutting for TWO 12" Birthday Cake Quilt Block

light Background Fabric: shown as pink

  • (3) 5-7/8" x 5-7/8" squares
  • (10) 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares
  • (2) 2-1/2" squares

Pedestal Fabric: shown as the deepest magenta, a tone on tone (2) 5-7/8" x 5-7/8" squares

'Cake' Fabric: shown as a magenta with a larger scale print (3) 5-7/8" x 5-7/8" squares

'Candle' Fabric: shown as red, (10) 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares

Cutting for TWO 6" Birthday Cake Quilt Block

light Background Fabric: shown as pink

  • (3) 3-3/8" x 3-3/8" squares
  • (10) 1-7/8" x 1-7/8" squares
  • (2) 1-1/2" squares

Pedestal Fabric: shown as the deepest magenta, a tone on tone (2) 3-3/8" x 3-3/8" squares

'Cake' Fabric: shown as a magenta with a larger scale print (3) 3-3/8" x 3-3/8" squares

'Candle' Fabric: shown as red, (10) 1-7/8" x 1-7/8" squares

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