I have relocated 400km from home to stay with my sister for 5 days. The kids are having fun with their cousins while Catherine and I enjoy a 'sewing bender' under the air conditioning vent.
We are both working on quilts using the same quilt pattern but with vastly different fabrics. She is using a moda layer cake in pastels where as I opted for a bright rainbow layer cake cut from my stash (I cut 4 squares from each colour if the rainbow plus 4 low volume squares and 4 blacks).
I brought my Pfaff and my new sew ezi table and have set them up at the end of the dining table.
Here is the sewing hub. We've taken over the entire dining area!
Elizabeth and my sisters boy, Angus are pairing up my layer cake squares ready for me to sew.
Here I am ready to do some chain piecing.
Here is the double sliced layer cake blocks all arranged and ready to sew together.
I nicked some white fabric from Catherine's stash for borders. When I cut out the layer cake from my stash I kept all the scraps and used them to make a border of 2"squares.
Here is the finished quilt top.
I love the vintage scrappy look.
To make this quilt top I used 3.5 yards of my own fabric (layer cake and scraps). I had to use 1.25 yards of my sisters white solid for the borders so I will count that as a 'purchase' for the SYST challenge.
I will do another post with my sisters version of this quilt. Hers looks completely different and, according to my charming daughter, is much nicer than mine!