I just love how simple this pattern is and yet in the fun layout, it just seems to shine like the sun. And like I said, the great thing about the Cake Mix Papers is that the piecing of the quilt goes together like a snap. If you haven't used Cake Mix Papers before, you can see any of these awesome videos that Fat Quarter Shop and Carrie Nelson (the cake mix paper creator ;) has made to walk you through the process.
I also took a few pictures along the way of making my Gingerbread quilt to give you the general gist of them and show just how easy they are to use. You start with a Print Layer Cake (or charm pack or jolly bar, depending on the recipe you are using ;) and a Solid Layer cake and a Cake Mix Recipe Pad.
Then you layer a solid cake square, a print cake square, and a cake mix recipe sheet. Sew on the dotted lines, and then cut on the solid lines. Super simple!!!
Then rip the papers out and press. And I have been asked lots if they papers come out easy, and the answer is yes, just use a slightly shortened stitch length when sewing. And just like that, you have all of the pieces you need to make your quilt blocks and they are all perfectly sized. So fun!!!
Which then means you can get right to sewing your blocks together and then sewing them into a beautiful quilt ;) I used a Vintage Picnic Layer Cake by Bonnie and Camille for my Gingerbread quilt and I just love how happy it makes the quilt feel!!
When it came time to quilt it up, I decided to do a favorite that I only can use every once and a while because the quilt has to have enough "guide" lines in it. And this one was perfect!!! So L and E in wonderful vertical rows it was :) I loaded the quilt horizontally on the longarm and then just used the guide of 2 quilted lines per small HST. Super easy and oh so much fun to quilt!!!
And I absolutely love the texture!! It's just so organic and has such wonderful whimsical movement. Almost like a waterfall flowing down the quilt. I am just thrilled with how it makes the design pop all the more!!!
And that is my Gingerbread Quilt and I have to say, there is one little girl in our house that is so super excited to have it on her bed!!! Her old quilt was looking a little "loved" and when I showed her the Gingerbread Cake Mix Quilt she fell in love and even picked the layer cake. I am sure this one will be well loved in no time!!!
Thank you so much to the Fat Quarter Shop for having me Quilt Along. I can't wait to make up more quilts from The Cake Mix Quilt Book and you know I have a stack of Layer Cakes and Cake Mix Papers ready to get stitching ;) And be sure to follow the Quilt Along along each Monday at the Jolly Jabber where a blogger friend will share another Cake Mix Quilt Book Quilt :)
Thanks so much for popping in today and sharing this Gingerbread Cake Mix quilt with me ;)
And now I am curious, have you tried a Cake Mix Quilt before??
Have a Happy Quilting (and maybe Cake Making) Day!!!