This is a Layer Cake and Fat Quarter friendly pattern. If you have a collection of fabrics that are too beautiful to cut into little pieces this quilt is great. I used some of my Asian fabrics up this way. Others have used it for I Spy quilts. The finished quilt has a 3D effect, making it very popular with men. Find some fabrics with images that your man will like, and you will have a gift he will treasure. This is a very easy quilt that goes together quickly. Blocks are large with few pieces. All pieces of fabric are rectangles or squares, making this a quilt that is suitable for beginners or anyone wanting an attractive, rapidly made quilt. Illustrated instructions are included for a twin, double and queen sized quilt.
I have been quilting for many, many years, and I still love creating beautiful things from fabric. I have been sewing since I was a child. My first sewing machine was a little hand-cranked toy which ...
I have been quilting for many, many years, and I still love creating beautiful things from fabric. I have been sewing since I was a child. My first sewing machine was a little hand-cranked toy which made a chain stitch. Then I had an electric one which had an on/off button. I finally graduated to a sewing machine with a foot pedal when I was 14. I started making my own clothes then. That was back in the days when fabric was inexpensive.
I started quilting as a means of keeping warm when I lived in a poorly heated house. Money was scarce, so I got old clothing from the thrift shop. I cut it up and sewed it into beautiful quilts. Gradually, the knitting, crochet, embroidery and macrame was pushed aside and quilting took over more and more of my spare time. I caught the bug and I was hooked.
I love cotton fabric. I love the different designs printed onto it. I have a large collection, probably more than I could ever use. I also love thread. Since I stopped buying so much fabric I now buy every beautiful spool of thread I see. Variegated thread is my favorite.
In my other life, I am a registered nurse working in a residential care plus emergency room facility in a very tiny town.