Though I'm not sure it's exactly wise to share this particular piece of my quilting history. I've only made one quilt using a layer cake. Moose on the Porch offered a Layer Cake Quilt Along starting in September of 2010. I had a layer cake that had been purchased for a special project, but I ended up not using it. So this quilt along seemed ideal to make use of that left over layer cake. I don't remember the fabric line, but it was one of those that had a lot of color lines that didn't necessary all play together really well. But I was game.
|Layer Cake Quilt Along|
Moose on the Porch Quilts
The blocks aren't too bad, though some of them don't really have enough contrast. But I think it was the border fabric that led the whole project astray. That border print was one of the fabrics in the layer cake, so I just assumed it would work. The narrow teal borders work and had I used more of that color, it would have calmed the quilt down. Oh well, live and learn.
This top hasn't been quilted. I was saving it to practice my free motion quilting on since I wouldn't be upset if the quilting wasn't perfect. It has lain in the "to be finished" pile for the last 4 years, so it's probably time to use the left over layer cake pieces to make the back and then get if off the pile.
That's it for my dive into blog history. For more archives, check out all the posts over at Val's Quilting Studio.