Thursday, August 22, 2013

On and Off the Frame

This is a double slice layer cake quilt which I made this summer during rainy afternoons at the beach.  It's an instant gratification type of pattern and perfect for travel when you don't have access to your whole sewing studio with all those tools.

You can find the pattern as a video tutorial at Missouri Star Double Slice Layer Cake Tutorial

I haven't used a pantograph since the first month that I had my machine, so I decided to try this method again.  Admittedly, it would have been much wiser to choose a beginner type design, but I'm a bit of a rebel.  ... And this one won't ever be in a quilt show. 

I really like the paisley designs in this one.  It's by Urban Elementz and is called New Delhi.  It adds a nice texture to this quilt top.

Here's a view with the paper showing.  I had to re-learn how to adjust the laser light to fit the 10 inch row and to make it more of a pinpoint (painter's tape and a small hole made with a seam ripper to mask the edges of the spot).  I also had to re-learn how to set up the alignment for those nesting rows.  It was fun and a good way to quilt something this busy.  I would use this design again to get some of those UFOs completed.  It will give me a chance to improve.

Next, I'll be back to a simple custom quilting for my guild's Block Swap quilt.  The back is loaded and I need to either purchase a King sized batting or piece something together so I can start this next one.  Photos will be posted here after our guild meeting in September.

Enjoy your day!
- SeeingStars


  1. Oh, how lovely. But then, what else would it be if you did it? :)

  2. That's a pretty pantograph, but definitely very involved! Which Layer Cakes did you use for this quilt? I really like the fabric. My guess would be a Minnick & Simpson line?

    1. Dee, you're right. It's the Moda Minick & Simpson called Indepence Trail. You've got a good eye to recognize them. :)