Simple Layer Cake Pattern

The pattern for 30’s Squared is so simple.  Pre-wash measurement: 57 x 66.5


  • 1 layer cake
  • 1 3/4 yards of solid neutral
  • 1/2 yard binding
  • 4 1 /4 yards backing

Cutting Directions:

  • Choose 21 10 inch squares from the layer cake
  • Choose 6 10 inch squares from the layer cake and cut them each into 4 5×5 squares (you can cut more 10 inch squares for more variety); you need 21 5 x5 squares
  • 42 3 x 5 rectangles from the solid neutral
  • 42 3 x 10 rectangles from the solid neutral

Piecing Directions:

  • Take a 5 x 5 square and add 3 x5 neutral rectangle to the top and bottom of the square
  • Add the 3 x 10 rectangles to either side of the square
  • Yields 1 10 x 10 square
  • Repeat; you need 21

Layout for 6 x 7:

  • Start with a 10 x10 square from the layer cake and alternate with the pieced 10 x 10 square
  • 6 across and 7 down

30’s Squared

I am so in love with this quilt!!!  The pattern is so easy, I and am loving it.  It simply uses a layer cake plus yardage, and since I’m always looking for patterns to use with layer cakes, this one is definitely a keeper.

The post wash measurement is 52 x 63.

For the label I incorporated it into the backing design.  I used a Sharpie and wrote on the white fabric.

I don’t often get pictures of my finished quilts with their recipients, but I am hand delivering this quilt to the recipients tomorrow, so hopefully when I get back from vacation I’ll post some pictures of the hopefully delighted recipients with their quilt.

A Breath of Avignon

I started a new project (I really shouldn’t have, but I couldn’t resist).  I’m using a layer cake of A Breath of Avignon by American Jane for Moda.  I so love the colors of this line, and this fabric line definitely brings me back to France…love it!

I’m using the Sweet Garden pattern by Carolina Patchworks.  This pattern requires a good bit of organization and planning, so I organized my layer cake and then cut all the pieces.  I then laid out the pieces to my liking.  Now I just need to find the time to piece the top, but something tells me that this project is going to have to wait until July when I get back from vacation.  Before vacation I have so much work to do (you know for my part time job that actually pays me to do work), and I have to finish the binding on the 30’s Squared quilt.  Oh, and I also have to finish the binding for the Black, White, & Red Allover quilt.  I think a baby quilt for a friend may also sneek in the to do list.  Sheesh I have a lot to do!

Patriotic Summer Table Runner

Here’s a fun table runner made with Nautical and Nice by Sandy Gervais for Moda charm squares.  The quilting is simple, just a few straight lines.  The more straight line quilting I do the more I realize I’m a stippling kind of girl.  But I do like this runner, and it’s patriotic with the red, white, and blue.

Baby Blues Quilt

A few weeks ago I finished up the Baby Blues quilt for my good friend.  We went to their house for dinner and she opened here present and loved it! 🙂  Yay…always a good feeling!!!

I love the colors, and I really liked how it turned out.

I marked this quilt for straight line quilting, and I have to honestly say that I’m not sold on marking my quilts prior to quilting.  I also used flannel for the backing, and while it is soft and cozy I’m not sold on it either.  If you use flannel, PREWASH it!!!  Even if you don’t prewash your fabrics, ALWAYS prewash your flannel.  Flannel shrinks so much more than regular quilting fabric, and the weave is bigger.  Once you wash it and it shrinks, it shrinks the weave, which makes the quilting stitches much more secure.