Nicey Jane Layer Cake Quilt
I finished this simple yet cheery Nicey Jane layer cake quilt a while ago. It sat, waiting for photos, until one day I felt like I should give it to a family we love. Suddenly I had five minutes to take average pictures in too-bright light before I sent it off to its new home. And then I promptly forgot all about it, until I stumbled on these pictures. It’s a fun and easy quilt that I want to remember making, so here it is!
I had a few 10 inch squares of Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane collection, and added a bunch more squares in solids that looked good with it. Then I cut them into strips, sewed them together to make smaller squares, and made a quilt top. The leftover bits of solids became a small scrappy border, and then I used my yardage in that lovely floral for a border to get it large enough for snuggling.
I backed this quilt in a combination of new and old: a vintage sheet paired with more Nicey Jane yardage. I’m grateful to have found the photos because I really loved that vintage sheet. It’s nice to remember it.
I bound it with the awesome stripe, also from the same collection. This Nice Jane layer cake quilt is definitely one of the simplest I’ve ever made, which is a good thing when you have limited fabric or a limited time frame. Though I think my Color Stack quilt pattern is my favorite fast finish for giving away. One goal of mine is to give away more quilts. I’m so glad I gifted this one to our friends. I wonder if this simple design would be a good one to revisit and improve somehow. It was definitely a fast, fun project.
So, the Nicey Jane layer cake quilt was here and gone before we made any memories with it. I hope it’s been loved and used where it is. I’m grateful to have made it.