Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tuesday Archives - Layer Cake Quilts

I'm a bit late linking up today, I had to leave early this morning to take the car to the shop and wasn't able to wait till Val had her Tuesday Archive post up.  It's been awhile since I've had a project that fits into the weekly theme of the Tuesday Archives.

Val's Quilting Studio

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.  


Val's Quilting Studio said...

Four years....so glad you got it out girl! Ive only used the Twister template with my layer cakes...but am totally inspired by so many of this week's links...looking forward to trying something new! Hope the car stuff went okey dokey! V:)

Denise :) said...

It happens, right? I love the blocks -- they makek a fun sampler! :)

Lynne said...

My goodness. That's a busy border fabric. Since Your guy doesn't like sampler quilts much, that was a brave move. I think your wise to save it for free motion quilting practice. Then give it away, someone will love it!

Marti said...

The whole quilt was made with one layer cake? I didn't know they were that big. I've never bought a layer cake but have seen them. I like to prewash fabrics and that doesn't work with small pieces, and then I don't want to mix them.

Kate said...

Wait, it's been four years? I recently pulled mine out, too, to consider practicing block-specific longarm stuff. Yours is, um, bright. ;)