10 November 2018

something sweet

I've joined in with the Fat Quarter Shop for a quilt along to make another sweet shortcut quilt - the Layer Cake Custard quilt :)

well, I've actually made two quilts - that's how shortcut they are !! I couldn't decide between using my Cotton and Steel stash and my Tula Pink stash so I decided to make one of each.

I'm really excited about this pattern - the "cake" block allows for showing off some of those amazing fabrics and then you can use basics for the "custard" blocks.

As I said they were really quick to make - I'm sure you could put one or a couple together over a weekend - and I saved even more time by not sub-cutting the strip sets until after I sewed them onto the blocks which worked well.

I think this is the first quilt that I've made that uses nice big chunks of fabric and I love being able to use the amazing art of Tula Pink and the (original fab five) Cotton and Steel designers - they make such gorgeous fabrics for big block quilts !!

I'm looking forward to doing some free motion quilting and I already have a plan using Angela Walter's dot to dot designs - just need to organise some backing !!

The FREE Layer Cake Custard pattern includes instructions to make a delicious quilt that finishes at 63” x 88”. It makes a great gift and is very beginner friendly!

In the video tutorial Kimberly shows you how to make the two main blocks that make up this timeless beauty.

So pop over to the Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber to check out the other wonderful quilts in this series - there are quick links to the pattern and the video tutorial too !


  1. Oh Leanne, these are so nice! I love that you love Tula Pink fabrics, and that you've found a great way to use them to such good effect. They're both great quilts. I'm guessing that now you're in the throes of moving - packing, transporting, unpacking, and trying to get settled. I hope it's all going well for you. I miss you on social media!


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