I thought it would be fun to design some easy quilt patterns using the KYSS (Keep Your Sewing Simple) policy. And what could be easier than sewing blocks together when they don't require points to match?
|Meadow Friends Layer Cake from Christa Quilts
A while back I got this Meadow Friends layer cake from Christa Quilts. Now everything in her shop has been discounted as she is looking to clear out her inventory to concentrate on quilting and design in the New Year.
|Close Up Quilting Detail
I set to work designing an easy quilt pattern that would allow for the use of the entire layer cake along with some yardage in a solid. However, this pattern is also suitable for use with fat quarters or scraps from your stash.
There were 42 - 10" squares in this Layer Cake. Of those, 36 were used in the quilt top and the remaining 6 were used to make the pieced backing.
|Pieced Quilt Backing
Anchor quilting was done in medium gray Gutermann thread by ditch quilting along each side of every horizontal sashing strip. I then free motion quilted a geometric boxy design across each row of bricks using dark and medium gray threads.
|Quilt Backing Close Up
This quick quilt, a twin size measuring 60" x 75", would be perfect for someone moving from the crib to a "big bed". The Meadow Friends, by Deb Strain, are fun fabrics which provide lots to see - prints with frogs, turtles, lizards, and all kinds of bugs! Those things are traditionally said to appeal to little boys.
If flowers and butterflies are more to your liking, a layer cake or a stack of 10" squares in a more feminine line would also look just fine!
I used my new EQ7 program to show how this quilt would look!
|Summer Breeze by Riley Blake Designs
And before you go........
You are also invited on December 27th!!!!!!
It will be my first time hosting the TGIFF linky party!
Mark your calendars and link up to share your last fabulous finishes of 2013!
Keep On Quilting On!