Saturday, February 28, 2015


This week I whipped up this little Layers of Charm quilt from Fat Quarter Shop.  I've been feeling a bit stuck creatively and usually just sewing something gets my creative juices flowing.

I pulled out all my layer cakes and decided this was a good way to finally use this Daisy Cottage layer cake I bought at Quilt Market ages ago.  This layer cake didn't have the standard 40 squares so in the end I pulled 16 to make a smaller sized quilt.  I shopped my stash and decided this grey print from Fox Field would be perfect for the 5" squares.

I did NOT want this taking up residence in my UFO pile so I immediately basted it and used it to practice my FMQ.  I went with a loopy meander, a nice fast pattern that doesn't eat thread:-)

This quilt was made 100% from things I already had in my studio.  For the back I pulled this little bird print Audrey had used to make pajama bottoms from my stash.  I had just enough of it and I love the whimsy it adds.

Since I was on a roll I used this tip from Riddle & Whimsy for making bonus HSTs from the side triangles and put them together into a pillow cover.

Several of my friends participated in this blog hop so check it out to see more lovely examples of this quick and easy pattern.

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt is 38" x 38"
Pattern:  Layers of Charm by Fat Quarter Shop
Fabrics: Riley Blake Daisy Cottage Layer Cake, Baby Geo from Fox Field by Tula Pink.  Backing Timeless Treasures Bon Voyage.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient Bamboo.
Thread: Aurifil in Peachy Pink (2435).

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