This is a pattern called “Piece of Cake”. I loved the vibrant colors when I bought it, and I still love them!
What I like about this: the colors were already chosen, they were vibrant, colorful, cheerful, and it seemed as if even I could not mess this up.
Now, those of you who read this know I do not like to cut. I have made so many mistakes in cutting in the past that cutting makes me nervous. So, I took out the basic 10 inch squares, and cut them into strips (2 1/2 by 9 and 2 1/2 by 6) and then into 6 inch squares. I took my time, and reminded myself several time: “Measure twice, cut once”. Here are some of the strips.
And here is one block, the first one I completed:
Then, I began sewing the blocks together.
This is an easy pattern and I spent a happy few hours yesterday and then today piecing these together. (Reader alert: I often put my computer behind my sewing machine and watch TV shows streaming online. Yesterday and today I have been watching “House of Lies”. It’s not really good, and it is vulgar and crude, but I don’t have to concentrate hard on the TV and can instead concentrate on my sewing.)
So here are three of the pieced blocks:
There is no need to ‘match’ colors here; it is a random pattern, which is why I feel so carefree sewing it. Tonight I am going back upstairs to sew for a couple more hours. I have not bought binding or backing for this yet, so I foresee a visit to a fabric store with my quilt top in hand to try to find comparable colors. I do, however, have batting in bulk.
Maybe my friend Jan Gorman can quilt this for me when I am done?