I love fat quarters and I find Jelly Rolls very convenient when I want to grab something and start sewing although many times I find they need a background fabric or some stash mixed in to work well. I’ve got a few Charm Square patterns that I really like, but Layer Cakes … UGH!! I’m glad I have never collected them because I find them very hard to use.
Our Precut challenge for September is to use a Layer Cake and luckily I have just ONE left (and I won’t be buying any more).
My layer cake has a mix of light and dark squares so I can’t just pull a background fabric to use with it. I decided that this Modern Layer Cake Square in a Square pattern would be my best use of it. On one hand, I like the off center squares. It’s similar to a quilt I made for Keith years ago but I have to pay more attention than I’d like to my cutting because there are a number of directional fabrics in my Jelly Roll.
I have a rotating mat at home which would make the cutting easier but luckily, Amazon had a Friskers rotating mat that was actually very reasonably priced and I was able to have it shipped here quickly. It’s also great for carrying the cut pieces from the cutting table to the sewing machine.
This is a pretty quick and easy pattern to sew and I made a good start today. Blocks will be moved around as I make more blocks and get more variety.