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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Layer Cake without calories

I bought a kit recently utilizing a layer cake and my favorite French General fabrics from my friend Pat Riley.  So I figured it'd be a perfect project for the holiday week up in cold Sunriver.
The blocks are easy and fast!


This is the patten:

Here is the layer cake description:

Super simple:
Layer 10" squares, alternating light and dark. I did 6 squares at a time.

Cut 2-1/2" strips on all 4 sides:

Then remove the top 4 rectangles, setting them aside:

Sew the remaining pieces together, putting the top rectangles at the bottom of the pile. 

This way your blocks will all be different.

Fun, hunh? And no calories!!

11 comments:

  1. Very cute! The fabric makes this quilt so great! Love FG!

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  2. darlynn here....the fabric is wonderful and the pattern fun. great job!

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  3. I love the fabric. I have a huge (and I mean huge) bag of blues that I collected to do this pattern. Did you cut two at a time and then sew them? I have been pondering over keeping them organized and still getting them done quickly.

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  4. This is really a simple block with a very technique for sewing it up. I've got to try this one. Is the border from FG too? You did a great job. Love it.

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  5. Love that fabric and what a quick and fun pattern!

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  6. Cute, I also saw this on You Tube the other day. I've got layer cakes to use!

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  7. Wow, that Was fast! It looks great too! Happy New Year! Hugs, CW

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  8. great idea....i have a layer cake on hand that could benefit from this idea....thanks!

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  9. How fun! Very clever idea for a quick block, and those fabrics look great.
    How cold is it in Sunriver?

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