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Fast Easy Layer Cake Quilt

One of the quilt patterns on my to do list was the Layer Cake Lemonade; this quilt pattern is also from the Fat Quarter Shop short cut quilt series.

A friend asked if I could make something quick for her grandmother to use at the nursing home while she sat in the activities room. Her only requirements were:

  1. fabric had to be bright, cheery, and floral
  2. toddler size – something to throw over her lap
  3. perfection – optional 🙂

We had our conversation on Tuesday and she wanted the quilt before her Saturday visit.

Digging through my totes I found my Fresh Air Moda layer cake. Fresh Air is a 30’s reproduction print in very bright and pastel florals.

On my pattern to do list I had noted that the layer cake lemonade didn’t require any background fabric – which made the pattern selection a no brainer.

I had the quilt top finished Tuesday evening. Deciding which prints to use took more time than the actual cutting and stitching.

layer-cake-lemonade-feb-2017

layer cake lemonade feb 2017

I used muslin for the backing with a bamboo cotton blend batting. Simple quilting with my walking foot.  Quilt measures 48 x 62 inches. Third finish for 2017!

layer-cake-lemonad-back-feb-2017

layer cake lemonade back feb 2017

 

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