This quilt also features one of Moda's newest Cake Mixes, #12 to be exact!!! And you know I love Cake Mixes!!! I shared in the sneak peek post a bit about Cake Mixes (in case you haven't tried one before) as well as all of the quilts I have made with Cake Mixes and I can't stop making them. They are just so fun and they really allow you to make up a quilt super quick, which was awesome in this case, as this quilt needed to be made fast. I had it pieced, quilted, (and thanks to Barbara's help) bound and back in the mail in 3 days!!!
I had so much fun making up the blocks and then playing with them to get just the right layout. I really love these prints and the small color palette as it really creates for some awesome coloration in the design and layout. And some simple 1" finished sashing and a 3 1/2" finished border really sets of each block and lets it pop :) Just so pretty!!!
When it came time to quilt it, I decided on some open centered swirls ;) I love quilting these because their fast (which was super essential) and so fun :) You just swirl away and they make for wonderful texture and motion. Also makes those little propeller blocks look like they are spinning away!!
And I had to share the back!! Cake Mixes and Layer Cakes all have 42 pieces, meaning you can make 42 blocks. And of course, I just kept making blocks till all my pieces were gone :) Since this quilt was square finishing at 68" x 68", I only used 36 blocks, which meant, super cute pieced backing!!!! Isn't that just adorable :) And of course, if you prefer a rectangular quilt, you can always put this row in the front, don't you just love options ;) But I have to say, I love square quilts and one with a pieced back as well, double bonus in cuteness!!!
And that is Just Dandy!!! It is currently headed out to some trunk shows along with the other new Cake Mix quilts, and I am just so grateful I got the opportunity to piece this one up!!! Thanks to my good friends at Moda for giving me the chance to play with these beautiful new fabrics and fun new Cake Mixes!!! Market sewing is always so much fun, especially when I only have to keep it a secret for a month :)
Thanks for popping in today and sharing this Just Dandy Quilt finish with me!!!
I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!