My friend, Peta Peace of She Quilts A Lot (who I finally got to meet in person at quilt market this past spring!) has a new book that just hit the stores called A Piece of Cake. It’s full of beautiful quilt patterns made using 10″ layer cake squares. When she asked if I would like to participate in a blog hop to promote the book, I was thrilled.
Peta has created some wonderful patterns and the book itself is gorgeous to flip through. I chose to make the Bright and Breezy Runner pattern (Peta’s version from the book is pictured below).
I pulled out my long hoarded Belle layer cake by Amy Butler and decided to use only the orange and turquoise colorways. The pattern in the book finishes at 14 1/2″ x 52 1/2″, however I wanted mine to be a bit longer, so I simply pieced together two more blocks and it now finishes at 72″ in length. Here is the result.
It is not easy to photograph a table runner! Hanging it off the end of our entertainment center seemed like the best option.
I also tried to hang it outside like I do my finished quilts, but that just looked silly…here is a close up from that attempt.
And here is the runner in its new home (see, not easy to photograph the entire thing!).
Now head over to the blogs linked below to see what everyone else has been making!
Blog Tour Line up:
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
19 Aug Lisa – A Spoonful of Sugar Designs
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
4 Sept Amanda – Material Girl Quilts – YOU ARE HERE!!
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
You can also follow along with the Book Tour on Instagram with the hashtag #apieceofcakebook. To make things easy that’s also the hashtag you can use for any projects you make :).
Thanks for stopping by,