Thursday, August 17, 2017

A Piece of Cake!

It's really been a summer filled with Christmas quilts!  This is the third one I've worked on this month (I'll share the others soon), and I have to say it's a little strange to go out and photograph a Christmas quilt when it's 90+ degrees outside and there's plenty of green grass around!  

Surprise quilt from the book A Piece of Cake by Peta Peace

Today I'm sharing a quilt that I made from this fun new book:

A Piece of Cake book by Peta Peace

A Piece of Cake - Sweet & Simple Quilts from Layer Cake Squares written by Peta Peace (a.k.a. She Quilts A Lot).  The book is filled with great quilt designs, lovely photos, and easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams.  

When I fall in love with a new fabric line, often I'll buy a layer cake of it.  A charm pack isn't quite enough, and I find layer cakes to be more versatile than a jelly roll.  But then the layer cake sits there until I figure out what to make.  This book will be a great resource - it has so many great quilts, all layer cake friendly! 

Surprise quilt from the book A Piece of Cake by Peta Peace

The quilt I chose to make is called Surprise.  It finishes at 56" x 71" and I used a layer cake of North Woods designed by Kate Spain.  The line came out last summer and I've been holding on to this layer cake since then - looking for the perfect pattern.  I love the little presents!

Surprise quilt from the book A Piece of Cake by Peta Peace

I backed this quilt in a soft mint flannel - it will be perfectly cozy come December!  For the quilting I used a longarm panto from Urban Elementz called Cake Walk. 

Surprise quilt from the book A Piece of Cake by Peta Peace

You can see more projects from the book by following along on the blog tour.  We've already seen three fun quilts from Sedef, Jemima, and Samantha - and there's plenty more to come!  You can also check out some other quilts from the book on Instagram with the hashtag #apieceofcakebook.

14 Aug Sedef - Down Grapevine Lane
15 Aug Jemima - Tied with a Ribbon
16 Aug Samantha - Aqua Paisley Studio
17 Aug Andy - A Bright Corner
18 Aug Kirsty - Bonjour Quilts
20 Aug Alison - Cotton Factory
21 Aug Carrie - Moda Fabrics
22 Aug Nadra - Ellis and Higgs
23 Aug Angie - Gnome Angel
24 Aug Tara - Tara Sews
25 Aug Jules - The Creative Retreat
26 Aug Kristyne - Pretty by Hand
27 Aug Kimberly - Fat Quarter Shop
28 Aug Lissa - Moda Lissa
29 Aug Amy - Diary of a Quilter
30 Aug Kerry - Kid Giddy & Cat - Hello from Cat on Instagram
31 Aug Jane - Modern Makers Retreat
1 Sept Kate - Never Enough Hours
2 Sept Jodie - Vintage Ric Rac
3 Sept Sharon - Patches Indooroopilly (in store & online!)
4 Sept Amanda - Material Girl Quilts
5 Sept Amber - A Little Bit Biased
6 Sept Xanthe - Wife Made
7 Sept Rachel - Family Ever After
8 Sept Jenny - Martingale
9 Sept Amy - Nana Company
10 Sept          Peta - She Quilts A Lot


  1. This is gorgeous! Love that it can be done with just one layer cake. This book is on my wishlist.

  2. Love your quilt!! I want this book, it looks so good!

  3. This is my favorite quilt from this blog tour! mary in Az

  4. Very pretty Quilt!This Book looks so neat>like to own it! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love this sweet quilt! Looks like a great book to own!

  6. Your quilt is fun, festive, and fantabulous! It says a lot for what else might be discovered in this book!

  7. April that's very very good your mom would very happy you marketing quilts .but I'm not understanding them .A.Joyce


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