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!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your quilt top finish. Lovely materials. Thank you for sharing. Marie (

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

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