Thursday, August 26, 2010

Just ONE Layer Cake ~ A Quilt Pattern

Some time ago I stashed my first layer cake, Dream On by Urban Chiks for Moda.  It has been quietly waiting for inspiration to strike and I have finally challenged myself to make a quilt with just ONE layer cake and a single solid fabric. 

Take 1 - A Layer Cake Quilt
Quilt measures 50.5 inches x 62.5 inches

I quickly learned that there wasn't much room for experimentation with my Layer Cake fabrics, and worked out really easy (and quick) cutting and sewing technique to ensure that no fabric was wasted.   When all was said and done, there were a handful of scraps leftover.


This quilt has been quilted with diagonal lines (again!) from edge to edge, a sharp and clean look that I am still loving.  Less is more.


I had so much fun working just how to get the most out of my Layer Cake that I have written a full pattern for this - the Take 1 ~ A Layer Cake Quilt.


You can find the Take 1 ~ A Layer Cake Quilt  Pattern in my Etsy Store
 
The pattern (a pdf file) fabric requirements can be substituted with any other Layer Cake or scrap fabric.   The pattern  includes detailed tutorials and step by step cutting and piecing photographs.

Patterns purchased from my Etsy Store are available for immediate download (upon payment being made).


All Red Pepper Quilts Patterns (pdf files) are now also available here:


Thank you for stopping by and Happy Stitching!

Rita
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52 comments:

  1. Great idea - for those of us without the cash to buy yards and yards of fabulous designer fabrics - I think layer cake + solids is a great way to go.

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  2. Beautiful quilt and wonderful combination of layer cake and one solid. The green and orange is a wonderful fresh look.

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  3. I'm sitting here in the early morning, groggy from another hot, sleepless night in Southern California. I have your blog on my Google reader and love seeing all that you create. So seeing this lovely quilt this early (hot) morning is like a fresh piece of cool luscious fruit being handed to me through my computer screen. You made my day. Keep up the good work!
    Elizabeth E.

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  4. Love the green background! It reminds me of my parents' wedding pictures, those were their colours.

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  5. My favorite color combos there, orange and green! I LOVE the bright green with the Dream On! Pretty!

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  6. The green is perfect for the quilt! And I would love to know the designer of the orange polka dot fabric if you would share....

    Lovely work!

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  7. The Orange Polka Dot fabric is a Japanese Import - Kei Honeycomb in Orange

    Kei Honeycomb dots are available from:

    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9780981886008/Quilting-in-the-Limelight

    and

    http://www.superbuzzy.com (search Polka Dots)

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  8. This looks great! I can't wait till I can get my hands on some of that fabric!!!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful. Love the colors.

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  10. so cool, love that new fabric line and the lime green just makes it so fresh! beautiful job!

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  11. So clean and fresh ...I love it.

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  12. I love this pattern! I've had my eye on the City Weekend fabric--I think it would make a good layer cake + solid quilt!

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  13. Very nice. I love the green!

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  14. I love that bright springy green. :)

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  15. Very pretty, I love what you do with color!

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  16. I think this is my favorite that you have made! So going to buy the pattern!

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  17. Perfect! The lime green contrasts so beautifully & love the orange dots for binding

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  18. Great quilt! What a great use of 1 layer cake!

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  19. This turned out great. I especially love the orange dot binding!

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  20. Such a pretty quilt!! Good work!!

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  21. Gorgeous. So simple and clean looking.

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  22. This is such a nice quit. I have a green very similar to this shade you used. I thought it was so out of my comfort zone. This quilt, however, I like a lot, so thanks for showing me a way to go.

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  23. Superb idea Rita! Love the colors as I am thinking of doing a yellow, pink and orange combo next!

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  24. This screams Spring to me. A perfect quilt to take on a picnic. Gorgeous colour choices and a lovely design.

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  25. Very PRetty!! I love the colors! Good combination!

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  26. Wanna make this quilt? Buy Rita's pattern and win some Dream On over at http://vintagesheets.blogspot.com/.

    Good looking quilt.

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  27. I love the strips along the top and bottom, and the green was a lovely choice. Beautiful!

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  28. very pretty quilt! thanks for sharing,Amy

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  29. Wow, I love it!

    I really enjoy not having any scraps left at the end of a project. I'm not much of a scrap hoarder (anything smaller than a charm square goes in a bag to give to quilty friends who want them!), so it's a nice clean finish to a project!

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  30. It is a lovely quilt, a great use of a layer cake.

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  31. How auspicious - since I have just ONE fabulous layer cake of BLiss that needs a yummy pattern like this one! Gorgeous!

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  32. You did a beautiful job with just one! I love the lime green solid too, perfect match!

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  33. good personal challenge... and beautiful result!

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  34. Love it - cheerful, colourful and playful exactly what a good quilt should be.

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  35. good grief you are clever! If I had an ounce of your talent I would be one happy chick. this looks awesome!

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  36. I have that layer cake!
    (and now that pattern. . .)
    Love it!

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  37. Gorgeous - will have to get the pattern...I have never bought a layer cake - can you believe it?!

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  38. What a gorgeous quilt. I really want to make one, I haven't yet though. I am thinking of Amy Butlers sexy hexy for Christmas for my hubby but i might just have to practice with this one!

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  39. Oooh, she's a beauty! I loooove the lime green -- beautiful job!

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  40. Kudos Rita...I have been less than thrilled with precuts because you end up with SO many prints, even though they all match, and the resulting quilt (charm/jelly roll/whatever)is just too visually busy.

    Combining the precut pack with a single solid was brilliant! Hmmmm...maybe I should take another look at those charm packs I put away! I buy them to preview lines, choosing what to buy online...but never had a way to use them after. Now I do. Thanks!

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  41. Fabulous. Divine green. I have a jelly roll of dream on, you have inspired me to use it. xo

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  42. LOVE this pattern.....!!!


    I.think.I.have.to.have.it.

    :)

    Thank you!

    SheilaC

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  43. Made my grand baby a quilt out of ALL Dream On and I have the Moda Basics Lime on hand and never thought of putting it together. It's a fabulous combination Rita!

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  44. Wow- I love that new line. It looks lovely with the green.

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  45. I just made this quilt and mistakenly sent it to the recipient without taking a photo! Went by really quickly - really fun to make. Your pattern was very easy to follow, too! Definitely will make it again.

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