A while back the Fat Quarter Shop contacted me about participating in their newest pattern release. Well, duh. I said yes! Layers of Charm uses one layer cake and one charm pack. Hence the name :). After much debate a layer cake of Pedal Pushers by Lauren & Jessi Jung was my final decision, paired with a charm of Kona white. The line is just happy. Everything about it brings a smile to my face. If you would like to make your own head over to the You Tube video, here, to find out how.
The past couple of weeks the weather has not been cooperative. The view form my window right now looks more like a snow globe. 48 inches of white fluffy snow plus epic wind gusts is not ideal photo conditions. Neither is inside, but it's the best option right now. Sadly, the photograph doesn't do all these pretty fabrics justice.
The ease and simplicity of the pattern makes it a good afternoon project. All you have to do is sew from corner to corner across the charm square and the block is done. If you hate waste like me, then sew another line a half inch from the center for a bonus HST. Arrange the blocks and sew the rows together. The backing is pieced using white strips and leftover squares. I do enjoy pieced backing for a couple reasons. One, it adds a bit of pizzaz to the quilt. Two, it uses up extra fabric from the same line and reduces scraps. For the quilting an all over stipple pattern with aqua thread did the trick.
With the additional HSTs birthed two decorative pillows. Some backing was made into binding for these two and hand-stitched the tops for additional decorative flair. If you absolutely hate scraps this was a great little extra. From each quilt you can get an additional 36 - 4 inch HST after trimming.
What layer cake would you use to make this quilt? Have one already with no project in mind, I highly recommend this pattern :)
-Patch & Chels