Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What to do with a layer cake.....

Last Christmas I purchased my first layer cake.  I loved it!  12 Days of Christmas by Kate Spain.  I chose to sew them together with a finished 3/4" sashing, creating a windowpane effect.  So easy, it sewed up very quickly and I didn't need a pattern.  I read somewhere that the more narrow the sashing, the easier it is for the eye to connect the blocks. The wider the sashing, the more separate the blocks appear, each standing on it's own.  I chose sashing to separate the fabrics to show them off,  but made it narrow to connect the blocks.

                 My niece, Leisha, did a wonderful job quilting it for me.

Have you seen Kate Spain's new Christmas fabric?  It is Flurry and it just hit the stores.  Again, a bight and cheery palette with a panel that reminds me of a cozy sweater  - with an fresh updated Swedish look.   

I know, your thinking,  "wait.....it's still June and I'm enjoying the flowers, green grass, and waiting for those seedlings to pop!"  .........choose a summer print layer cake like Strawberry Fields.....it's a quick project.

1 comment:

  1. That quilt is so beautiful! I love how it shows off the fabrics.