Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Layer Cake in purples


unfinished double slice 37" X 46" 

My guild does makes and donates kid's quilts at Christmas. We wrap them around teddy bears for the Salvation Army. My bee gets together in the summer to try a pattern and make these. This year we used the tutorial from Missouri Quilts found HERE!

Of course I didn't completely follow the tute, I cut 20  10" squares of purples from my stash.
Then the first slice is at the 3.5" mark leaving a stack of 3.5" and a stack of 6.5"X 10" slices.
Turn one stack over so you will mix up patterns as you re sew them back together.

Take that re-sewn stack, and slice them in half (the 5 inch mark)   this way...

   Flip one stack over so you mix them up as you resew them into  now  9.5" squares positioned like this...
I did not worry about the orientation or having one fabric next to any other. I sewed them 4 sq by 5 squares and now I'll quilt it, bind it and I have a donation quilt. I don't usually like a jumble of prints like this, but it was fun to do in a group. Mindless so one could chat. Check out those piggy ballerinas, hats and cones.

8 comments:

  1. As someone who is "not afraid of color" I would think that you would enjoy mixing prints with wild abandon! The purple layer cake quilt is great! Some lucky child will enjoy looking at all those fun fabrics!

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  2. Very cool! I love true random, the patterns and collections that come from it are amazing to me. Makes me wish I really understood statics enough to know why it works like it does. :)

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  3. Some little girl who loves pink and purple will be thrilled.

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  4. Simple but effective and who could resist piggy ballerinas, not to mention those wild ice cream cones?

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  5. Thanks for rejuvinating this post at TUesday Archives!!!

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  6. Such a bright and fun quilt!

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