Thursday, 20 January 2011

The first cut is always the hardest

I've been hanging on to this Verna Layer Cake for a while now. I love the colours and the patterns, they really make me smile just to look at them. Sometimes when I buy a fabric I get scared of cutting into it in case I ruin it!

I suddenly realised that it would be so much nicer to snuggle under a quilt made out of them than to just get them out and flick through them. I had a play around with Photoshop and came up with a couple layouts. I like the Bento Box but I think it'll be a bit busy with all the different prints (or that might be the migraine talking).

I muddled the blocks around and came up with this second layout. I think it showcases the prints better and doesn't hurt my eyes as much. 

Since they're both made out of the same blocks I thought I would just go for it and I can decide when the blocks are all made. I'm using two layer cakes - the Verna and a Bella solid in snow. A 10" square of each makes two blocks, one with a coloured outside and one with a solid.

A little bit of cutting, some essay avoidance and here are my first blocks:

I'm glad I took the plunge, these are giving me an even bigger grin than the fabrics on their own.


  1. That is so awesome! A quick tutorial maybe??
    I am featuring you on my blog that will be out a bit later today. You amongst some others :)

  2. Sounds good and looks good!

  3. Just a wee message to let you know that I've tagged you as one of my liebster blog awardees on my blog - I'm still relatively new to blogging and trying to work out what this blog award means but there's a wee bit more info on the blog post.

    Keep up the interesting work!