Let’s Bee Social #162
Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social and thank you so much for making this party such a success!
It warms my heart and makes me smile to see you all participating in this event each week. When I click on your photos and come for a visit, I love seeing that you are BEEing social and have been visiting and leaving kind comments on each other’s blog posts. Everyone needs a little sweet word of encouragement now and then.
Thank you also for all the lovely comments left on these link up posts each week! You make me so happy!!!!
I know this place has been overrun with all kinds of Christmas lately. Excuse me…..
But where did January go????
So for my next trick….
I’m taking my Maple Cake of “Pie Making Day” and magically turning it into a quilt. For those of you who are wondering, “What is a Maple Cake?”, a Maple Cake is a stack of 10″ squares. There are 40 to 42 pieces in a stack. And a Maple Cake is the same thing as a Layer Cake except that Moda “owns” the name Layer Cake. So the clever folks at RJR Fabrics came up with their own name for this and gave it a Canadian twist!
Last week I told you about how I consider myself to be “print challenged” and how I spent most of last year working on overcoming that. Well it’s confession time again….
I am additionally “precut challenged”. Or maybe it’s not just me….
It was three years ago that I got my first stack of 10″ squares. They were from the “Meadow Friends” line by Moda. I designed the KYSS Me By The Garden Wall pattern and made this quilt, that you can read about here. KYSS stands for Keep Your Sewing Simple.
When I seen this Maple Cake of “Pie Making Day” for sale, I bought two. Because I love it so much. I used my first stack to remake the KYSS pattern, and you can see that one here.
I did like this quilt better because of the prints. But the pattern is very simple. For the KYSS pattern you cut the 10″ squares in half and add sashing. Definitely lives up to the Keep Your Sewing Simple motto. This time I wanted to make something a little more fun to piece. So for this second stack of “Pie Making Day”…. I am heading to the BEACH!
What do you do with yours?
Are you a curator of these things?
Or do you use them to actually make quilts?
- Click on at least a few of the others who have linked up.
- In your blog post, please include a link back to my blog.
- Grab the “Let’s Bee Social!” button from above and put it on your sidebar. This way others who visit your blog that week can join in the fun! Share the news of this new linky and Let’s Bee Social!
- Following Sew Fresh Quilts is not required. But it sure would BEE nice!