Did any of y’all have an Easy Bake Oven growing up? I absolutely LOVED mine. I was making cakes all the time even making them for neighbors on their birthdays. And although they weren’t the best cakes ever, I was so proud of them! The Easy Bake got me started and my love for baking grew from there.
It’s so fitting that the first quilt I ever made and finished was the Easy Bake by Cluck Cluck Sew.
This quilt, quite honestly, could not have been easier. One – you can use a layer cake which means half the work is already done for you.
For those who don’t know, a layer cake is 10″ by 10″ squares of fabric from an entire collection. You usually get a couple of squares of each fabric in the collection. We have several in the shop now under Precuts & Fat Quarters. They really do make things a whole lot easier when making a quilt.
And two – you can stack up several layer cake squares and cut them all out once, yes! I’m all about saving time and getting to the sewing!
The most time-consuming part for me was trying to figure out which fabrics to use for the individual blocks. For this one, I kept most of the red, purple, and green fabrics in one block set and the blues in another. Then it was just a matter of spacing the blues throughout the quilt so they didn’t get bunched up.
For the back, I used Kona Solid in White and a charm pack from the same collection. A charm pack is the same as a layer cake only it’s 5″ square rather than 10″ squares.
I kept the quilting pretty simple. I just lined the edge of my presser foot up against a seam and sewed a straight line on either side of the seam. Anywhere there was a seam, I sewed my straight lines.
Although the quilting was pretty easy, I love how it looks on the back.
Truth be told, I have yet to actually stray from straight-line quilting yet but I’m working up the nerve.
I’ve got one more finished project to share, a rag quilt that turned out pretty cute and some strip quilts that are just about finished. Other than that, I’m still chugging along on my Swoon quilt for the Swoon-Along although I’ve run out of Kona Snow and it won’t be back in stock until next week – boo! And I cut some fabric for my third Schoolhouse Tunic .. yep, I said third! My love for the Schoolhouse will need a blog post of its very own.
I would love to know what y’all are working on and whether or not I’m the only one with project-ADD? I mean seriously .. it’d be great if I could just focus on one project at a time but that’s just not happening!