I’ve been waiting to make and to share this quilt for oh so long! Joanna brought the charm pack version of this quilt to market in Houston, and I immediately fell in love with the simplicity of the design and the way it allowed the fabrics to really be the star of the quilt! I was happy to piece the Layer Cake version of the quilt this January.
I hinted earlier that I was making a fun, simple to sew Layer Cake pattern, and this is it…
I even shared a sneak peek…although the front is pieced with Aloha Girl, I was able to use Somerset for the backing (the greens from the two collections work especially well together).
The piecing in this quilt is perfect for a beginner…you just need to be able to lay out the whole quilt in one place…I don’t have a lot of wide open spaces in my home, so I actually moved some furniture to lay this out in my living/dining area to make sure I got it together right.
Since Joanna was going to use my quilt for pattern photography, I sent it to her when I finished so her quilter, Diana, could do the quilting. And of course Diana’s quilting is absolutely beautiful; there is just nothing like custom quilting which I believe gives a different “feel” to a quilt. I usually use all-over patterns on my quilts to keep expenses down, but wow…when this arrived home I sure noticed the difference.
I hope I’m not over-loading this post with photos…but really…I love this quilt! Another reason to love this pattern is that it really does use most of the Layer Cake; because of this you do need to be careful while cutting…measure twice…cut once!
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