Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Summery sewing

Way back in November 2010 I saw this fabulous quilt by Megan and promised myself I'd make one. Well you know how it is, new things appear on the horizon and I'm easily distracted ;) So yesterday I dragged out my layer cake of Central Park by Kate Spain and consulted Megan's triple squared tutorial, then I got busy with the rotary cutter.
A whole lot of squares and rectangles!
 I need to make 64 blocks for the quilt I'm making so I'm going to busy for a while! At least I've worked out how to chain piece them now though :) Here are the first 4.
I love this fabric range; the colours are so summery. I'll take some more pics when I've got some more blocks of four ready to assemble :) It's been really good to find a layer cake pattern that caught my fancy. I have a whole stack of layer cakes and never really know what to do with them. Have any of you got any tips for using up layer cakes that don't involve cutting them into charm squares?
Catch you soon x


  1. I really fancy just sewing a big old 10" patchwork quilt - simple and lovely!
    Or turn them into mega-HSTs?

  2. Stack and slash! (you have a stack of layer cakes???)

  3. Can't think of anything off the top of my head but the ideas above are good ones. Di x

  4. Love your blocks! I'm a big fan of chain piecing too :)

  5. Love your blocks, and I saw this today and think it's gorgeous! And handy for you if you like it, it's a layer cake pattern apparently :) http://fussycut.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/finished-farm-life-baby-quilt.html

  6. I love your blocks! Sorry, no ideas for LCs at the moment!


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