You know me – I love a quilt that looks trickier than it is and comes together fast. I also really love precuts. They’re the best way to get a variety of coordinated prints for the best price. So combine cool, quick quilt patterns + 10″ x 10″ precut squares (aka Layer Cakes or 10″ Stackers) and you’ve got a great collection of quilts! Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting just released her latest book Fast & Fun Lap Quilts, a fantastic collection of fast, Layer Cake quilt patterns.
Fast & Fun Lap Quilts includes 9 different quilt patterns each requiring only one Layer Cake + background yardage. A great way to use up some of those 10″ precuts you might have been hoarding for just the right project!
These quilts are the perfect size for gifts or snuggling on the couch. (Most in the 55″ – 70″ range.) The quilt above is called Keystone Corner.
This quilt is called Three in a Row.
Another one I’d love to try is this Merry Go Round design. I think there could be some really cool options with this one! I also think it would look awesome as a two-tone quilt.
One of my favorite quilts is called Diamond Dash. I love the variety of quilt blocks – and it amazes me that this 65″ x 65″ quilt comes from only 1 Layer Cake + 3 ¼ yards of background fabric. That includes the scrappy binding too!
Here’s a mock-up using my upcoming Portsmouth fabric collection and using a Cloud (White) solid for the background.
And here’s another variation also using Portsmouth with the Oxford stars print as the background. Isn’t it cool to see how much a background fabric changes the whole look of a quilt – even though the rest of the prints are the same? (Portsmouth fabric will be available in stores in February 2023.)
And here’s a flat shot of the Diamond Dash quilt that Melissa made for the book. I love seeing different fabric and color options.
Fast & Fun Lap Quilts is available now at your favorite local quilt shop. Melissa also has signed copies of Fun Fast Quilts available in her shop.
Be sure to check out Melissa’s blog Happy Quilting for more patterns photos and remakes in various fabric choices – so you can really see how versatile these quilt designs are!
You can also enter to win a copy of the book and other versions of the quilt patterns from the book. Also, each week a different quilter will be sharing their version of one of the quilts from the book AND giving away a set of 10″ precuts (aka Layer Cakes).
This week week the folks at Riley Blake Designs have provided a 10″ Stacker (aka Layer Cake) of Christopher Thompson’s latest collection Blue Jean for this giveaway! Such a great, versatile collection of coordinating blues and whites.
THIS GIVEAWAY CLOSED To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite size of precuts. Giveaway open until Sunday, October 23 at midnight MST.