Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

WIP for a Thursday

Between being out of town for Thanksgiving, and a busy week at work, I haven't had much time for sewing, but I have a WIP that I'm looking forward to working on this weekend.  A few weeks ago, a layer cake of this arrived on my doorstep.


I wanted to try making a simple, modern Christmas quilt.  I discovered that I love this line of fabric! Here are a few close-ups of my favorites.



 
About the time that I got the fabric, I saw this tutorial for the Layer Cake Lemonade pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop.  I decided it was the perfect pattern for a quick and simple Christmas quilt that my family would enjoy for the holidays.  It is also great for featuring the fun patterns in the fabric because there isn't a lot of cutting to be done.  Half of the pieces are used in their 10 inch square size.
My Aspen Frost layer cake turned into this:
 
 
The colors in this photo aren't the best because of the lighting in my sewing room, and the fact that I am not home much in the daylight these days!  But at least you can see the pattern.  I am really loving the teal and olive green in this fabric.  It's so different from the typical Christmas colors.  I was ready to try something more modern! 
 
I've been working on a pieced backing for the quilt this week.  There is one strip of the half-size pieces left when you are done piecing the top, so I decided to work it into the back.  The rest is a yardage of red with white hearts that I am also using for the binding.
 
 
I am definitely looking forward to putting the quilt sandwich together this weekend and starting on the quilting!
 
I'm linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday this week!
 

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your quilt top finish. Lovely materials. Thank you for sharing. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  2. I love this perfectly simple pattern. It shows off the fabrics so well, and looks like a snap to put together!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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