Stay Positive Quilt Tutorial Grab a layer cake, ruler, and your rotary cutter. Choose 4 layer cake squares to become the centers of your blocks and cut into 5” squares. Choose 16 squares to be your backgrounds and 16 for the pluses. Then add your centers. Cut your remaining 6 layer cakes into 5” squares and set aside for the top and bottom borders. Cut your blocks into 5” squares and lay out into a nine patch. Repeat for all 16 blocks. Get to sewing!🤗 Press your rows in opposite directions and press your blocks down when finished. Lay out your blocks in a 4 x 4 grid. Rotate every other block to make the seams nest. Sew your blocks in rows pressing each in opposite directions. Sew the rows together and press down. Lay out your border squares and sew together. Match the pressing with your top for nesting seams. Your Stay Postitive quilt top is complete! 💃 Quilt measures 54” x 63”.