Shadow Quilt

IMG_2226The sun is finally out after a long day of cold, drizzly weather.  There has been a fire in the wood stove all day.  Miss Molly has been sitting in the best seat in the house.  She knows how to keep warm.

Last summer, I bought two layer cakes at a sale at Mardens.  I had no idea what I would use them for, but they were on sale and the top fabric was very pretty. I needed a project to take to a retreat last weekend.  It had to be one with easy sewing and not much thinking.  There was a Shadow Quilt pattern in my box of patterns.  The large piece in the block is  5″ x 10″.  It was perfect.  I could get two blocks out of each piece of the 10″ x 10″ layer cakes.  The quilt had eighty squares and each of the two layer cakes had 20 squares so I had just enough.

I bought Kona gray for the shadows and a white on white for the sashing. Before I left for the retreat, all the pieces were cut so I could just sew.  When the retreat was over, all eighty blocks were pieced. It is so wonderful to sew, chat, and snack without thinking about cooking or cleaning up.  Everyone at the retreat was sewing something different and there were a lot of ideas for future projects.


I finished the Shadow Quilt in parts of two days.  Miss Molly, in her job as quality control inspector, has inspected the quilt as I was working on it.




This quilt is an illusion.  It is fun and easy to make.   I would make another quilt with this pattern some day.  Maybe with flower fabric, batiques or thirties reproductions.


Have a great day and happy sewing.


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