Saturday, January 20, 2024

New Quilt Pattern: Easily Done - a layer cake pattern

It's time to introduce my latest layer cake quilt pattern - Easily Done. Besides being layer cake friendly,  Easily Done also uses fat quarters or 1/3 yard cuts.

With no sashing or borders, easy pressing, and very little matching, Easily Done goes together very quickly and, well, easily : ) - perfect for beginner quilters or for any quilter looking for a quick finish.

My sample of Easily Done, a layer cake/fat quarter quilt pattern, is made using the cozy fabric line Holidays at Home by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics. Love this line for its homey feel and cuz I think it can be out during the holidays and into late winter, a must here in central Minnesota.

Easily Done is written in five sizes - 48"x63", 54"x72", 66"x81", 96"x99", and 108"x108".  What size would you make? This past week I broke up piecing this quilt top into steps, one step on each day, and I was really surprised at how quickly it went together. 

Day 1 - cut. 

Day 2 - piece blocks (two sessions - one session for each Block A and Block B). 

Day 3 - press blocks. 

Day 4 - layout (had help from some very lovely daughters). 

Day 5 - piece rows. 

Day 6 - Press rows and attach rows, press some more. Finished! (just need to get quilted : )

Happy quilting, everyone : )

PS: I'll share soon what I do with the little extra piece that is leftover from each layer cake square. Kinda excited to get two quilts from one layer cake, a throw quilt and a table runner quilt.


Wednesday, January 3, 2024

White Linen Christmas Just Strips Runner

White Linen Christmas - my photography skills do not do you justice at.all.
This fabric line from Northcott has the warmest, coziest feel and I just had to make with it - twice : )

The busy holiday season necessitated a quick project so it could be gifted in time so Just Strips, a strippy scrappy quilted table runner, was the perfect project. 

It turned out so well that another one, a shorter version, is in the quilt queue. 
The Just Strips pattern is written for three lengths and available here in my shop.

Simple straight-line quilting adds to this quilted table runner's charm.

Again, per usual, I used cotton flannel as the batting. I like the structure and flatness that flannel gives to table runners. Nothing gets tipsy on these table runners.

Just Strips is as simple as it gets for quilt patterns. It's a table runner quilt pattern that is also easily customized to any width and/or length. 

The greens, browns, and warm white of White Linen Christmas are perfect for any neutral loving heart.
The burlap printed texture is the perfect touch.

Love that dark green burlap print as binding. I think the dark brown would have worked very well, too.
Another cute quilt roll to love : )

Happy quilting, everyone!

Love White Linen Christmas on this tabletop. The colors are perfect.