1 hour

1 hour of free time,  1 layer cake, and 1 large drink of choice (plus 2 bathroom breaks)…
…yields 42 cute-as-a-button blocks ready to be sewn into a quilt top. 
The fabric will be available in September…I snagged this layer cake at quilt market.  The pattern is Easy Bake…the same pattern I used with Aneela’s last fabric line (you can see that quilt here).  And yes…it really did only take me an hour + 6 minutes to cut and sew them…it’s a fast stack n’ whack quilt.  Plus I’ve made it before. :)

32 Responses to 1 hour

  1. Tiffany July 20, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    I'm not quite understanding why there is a pattern for this – isn't it just a disappearing nine patch?

    Regardless I loved your last one and this one is even cuter! :)

  2. Suburban Stitcher July 20, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    Great choice for these blocks! It will show off the little scenes perfectly!

  3. Sasha July 20, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    Very cute! I really like it!

  4. Barbara July 20, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    Being a beginning quilter, I am very impressed by your timeline. And they turned out so cute!

  5. eatmoresmores July 20, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    Very cute! I'm impressed with your speed.

  6. Lijssie July 20, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    This is perfect!!

  7. Paige July 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    I'm loving this line. It has the same cute factor as Sherbet Pips but more boyish, IMO. Cant wait to see it finished!

  8. Caroline Saunders July 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    Wow! If you have any tips on doing this so speedily that you can share, I would love to hear them. I have a 4 yr old and an 18 month old so I'm all about doing things in the 1 hour nap time window, like you! Love your fabric choice too.

  9. Gwen July 20, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Love it! This is great…and the fabric is soooo cute!

  10. shez July 20, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    very nice i love the fabric

  11. Melinda July 20, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    I love this fabric. So cute! And I love disappearing nine patches too!

  12. bethanndodd July 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    You ROCK!!

  13. **nicke... July 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    show off! 😉

  14. Heleen Groot July 20, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    How great is that! Me, I would need at least triple that time (and the drinks and the bathroom breaks) to get to the "Yeah I'm done cutting the pieces" stage! You go girl!

  15. Nancy July 20, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    Very cute and impressively fast!

  16. Collette July 20, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    Man, your one hour of free time yields considerably more than any of mine ever do!

    Perhaps that's because I just might be, possibly, the tiniest touch lazy. 😉 I am in awe!

  17. Jennie {Clover and Violet} July 20, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    It kind of makes me sick that you did it in an hour…I am so slow! But, it looks great, can't wait to see the finished quilt. :)

  18. Jamie Lee July 20, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    That's fast!!! Cute fabric!

  19. Debbie July 20, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    Very cool! And CUTE!

  20. Linda July 20, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    Love that fabric AND the block!

  21. Modern Amish July 21, 2011 at 1:12 am #

    very cute! Easy as cake;)

  22. Theophanie July 21, 2011 at 5:15 am #

    Cute! I don't know how you crammed that into an hour. I guess I need more practice!

  23. girlsfour July 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    Cute! Love the fabric!

    Look forward to seeing your blog update emails.

    Have a great day!

  24. notes of sincerity July 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    So cute and in one hour?? Wow! :o)
    I need to purchase this pattern as well.
    Working away on my Shortcake quilt. :o)
    I posted a smidge about it this morning
    and linked back to your shop for the
    pattern. :o) Everyone should make one!
    Have a wonderful day.
    Sincerely, Trish

  25. Lauren @ Craft My Life Away July 21, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    The makings of a very nice quilt!

  26. Kellie July 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    OMG…. I love love love that fabric. I just found a layer cake on Etsy, I'm so copying you!!! I have been dying to use the Easy Bake pattern ever since I bought it months and months ago…. finally I'm making a quilt for myself!!! :)

  27. aneela July 21, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    Whoa mama! you are FAST!! No wonder you needed that drink.
    Also I would love to know how my fabric looks so much better in your house than it does in mine??!

  28. Patricia July 22, 2011 at 12:57 am #

    Such cute fabrics!

  29. Gray July 22, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    I am sure you forgot to mention the santas helpers— 1 hour? Wow!

  30. pangaloon July 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    That's what I like to hear- A quick quilt. Time is limited when you have little ones.

  31. Kelly O. July 25, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    I can attest to this pattern being quick! it sure is!
    and @ tiffany…there is a pattern to this as it is not a traditional disappearing 9 patch method…it's totally fun!

  32. Kellie July 26, 2011 at 3:14 am #

    OK Allison…. got the layer cake today, going to start to cut soon… I hate making the first cut. I'm going to pull out all the "cute" scene fabric and cut them last….. I'm going to try my hardest to keep the cute little ones in tact. Wish me luck!!!

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